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November 24, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans swept a two-game weekend series with the Brampton Beast, to extend their season-long winning streak to five games and improved to 4-2-0-0 at Allen Event Center.

Last Week's Record: 2-0-0

Overall record: 8-3-0, - 2nd in the ECHL Central Division

-- LAST WEEK'S GAMES --

Friday, November 21st vs. Brampton, 9-2 Win

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans erupted for nine goals on Friday night, a season single game high, in a 9-2 win over the Brampton Beast at Allen Event Center. Brampton jumped out to a 1-0 first period lead, however that would be their only lead of the game as the Americans would chase Brampton starter, Grant Rollheiser, after the first period with four unanswered goals and a 4-1 lead. Chad Costello had the hat trick for Allen, while Greger Hanson scored two times in the win. Allen goalie Riley Gill was outstanding in net, allowing just one goal in 40 minutes of work. Gill rested in the third period and the Americans cruised to a 9-2 win.

Saturday, November 22nd vs. Brampton, 4-1 Win

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans completed the weekend sweep of Brampton, led by forward Jack Combs, who scored twice for his team leading 8th and 9th goals of the season, while goalie Riley Gill stopped 27 of 28 shots as Allen won their fifth in a row. Austin Smith had a goal and an assist in the victory.

-- UPCOMING GAMES --

Tuesday, November 25th @ Tulsa, 7:05 PM CST

Location: BOK Center - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM, www.allenamericans.com

Wednesday, November 26th @ Missouri, 7:05 PM CST

Location: Independence Event Center - Independence, Missouri

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM, www.allenamericans.com

Thursday, November 27th @ Tulsa, 7:05 PM CST

Location: BOK Center - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM, www.allenamericans.com

Saturday, November 29th @ Wichita 7:05 PM CST

Location: INTRUST Bank Arena - Wichita, Kansas

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM, www.allenamericans.com,

Matchup -The Allen Americans will play four games in five nights in four different cities, beginning on Tuesday night at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wednesday night it's on to Missouri for their second game of the season against the Missouri Mavericks. The Americans won in Missouri 3-1 on November 14th. Allen returns to Tulsa on Thursday, as the Americans will play for the first time ever on Thanksgiving night against the Tulsa Oilers. The road trip ends for the Americans in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday night in the third matchup of the year against the Wichita Thunder.

-- About the Americans -

1) Jack Combs is one point behind the ECHL point leaders. His 19 points leads the Americans. (9 goals, 10 assists)

2) Riley Gill won his 100th professional game in Saturday's 4-1 win over Brampton.

3) Jack Combs has a team leading eleven game point streak.

4) The Americans are on a season high five game winning streak.

5) Justin Baker scored his first career goal in Friday's win over Brampton.

6) Tyler Ludwig played in his 200th game as an Allen American on Friday night, that's 4th on the all-time list.

7) Riley Gill is on a five game winning streak, and is the third ranked goaltender in the league with a 1.95 GAA.

8) Chad Costello's hat trick on Friday night was the second of the season by an Americans player. (Greger Hanson. 10/24/14 vs. Tulsa).

9) Riley Gill named CCM ECHL Goalie of the Week.

10) Austin Smith loaned to Norfolk of the American Hockey League.


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