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Allen Americans Weekly Update

April 13, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans closed out the 2014-2015 regular season last week with three straight wins, locking up the best record in the Western Conference to guarantee home-ice advantage for the first three rounds of the playoffs..

Last Week's Record: 3-0-0

Overall record: 48-14-6-4, 106 points- Top team in the Western Conference.

-- Last Week's Games --

Thursday, April 9, vs Rapid City- 3-2 SO Win

Allen, Texas - Chad Costello scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Americans to a 3-2 win over the Rapid City Rush on Thursday night.

Friday, April 10, vs. Rapid City- 5-1 Win

Allen, Texas - Five different goal scorers for the Americans, as they defeated the Rapid City Rush for the second night in a row. This was the final regular season home game for Allen.

Saturday, April 11, @. Wichita - 5-2 Win

Wichita, Kansas - Chris Crane scored two goals to lead the Americans to a 5-2 win over the Wichita Thunder, in the regular season finale. Riley Gill stopped 22 of 24 shots in the win.

-- Team Leaders -

Goals - x Gary Steffes (44) Leads the ECHL

Assists - Chad Costello (84) Leads the ECHL.

Points - Chad Costello (125) Leads the ECHL

Power Play Goals - x Gary Steffes (18) leads the ECHL.

Power Play Assists - Chad Costello (35) Leads the ECHL

Shorthanded Goals -Greger Hanson (5) tied for second in the ECHL

Shorthanded Assists - y Austin Smith (2) leads Allen

Game Winning Goals - Greger Hanson (9) Leads the ECHL

First Goal - x Gary Steffes (6) Leads Allen

Penalty Minutes - Garrett Clarke (205) Leads Allen

Plus/Minus - Chad Costello (+43) 3rd in the ECHL

Shots on Goal - x Gary Steffes (232) 12th in the ECHL

Save Percentage - Riley Gill (0.914)

Insurance Goals - x Gary Steffes (8) Leads the ECHL

Goalie Wins - Riley Gill (33) Leads the ECHL

Goals Against Average - Riley Gill (2.59)

x-on AHL loan

y- No longer with team

Next Game - The Allen Americans open Round 1 of the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night at home against the Tulsa Oilers at 7:05 pm . Game 2 is Wednesday night at 7:05 pm in Allen..

-- Upcoming Games --

Game 1 - Tulsa at Allen - Tuesday, April 14 at 7:05 pm

Game 2 - Tulsa at Allen - Wednesday, April 15 at 7:05 pm

Game 3 - Allen at Tulsa - Friday, April 17 at 7:35 pm

Game 4 - Allen at Tulsa - Saturday, April 18 at 7:35 pm

*Game 5 - Tulsa at Allen - Tuesday, April 21 at 7:05 pm

*Game 6 - Allen at Tulsa - Thursday, April 23 at 7:05 pm

*Game 7 - Tulsa at Allen - Sunday, April 26 at 4:05 pm

*if necessary

-- About the Americans --

1) Chad Costello leads the ECHL with 125 points.

2) The Americans finished with the best record in the Western Conference (48-14-6-4)

3) Gary Steffes finished the season with the most goals in the ECHL, with 44 and Power Play Goals, with 18.

4) Aaron Gens finished the season with 56 points, which led all defensemen.

5) Riley Gill led the ECHL in wins this season with 33. He also set the Americans single season record for wins

6) Chad Costello and Gary Steffes were the only two teammates to score 40 or more goals this season.

7) The Allen Americans have the second-ranked power play in the ECHL at 21.9 %.

8) Greger Hanson tied Spencer Asuchak for the most shorthanded goals in a season by an Americans player with 5.

9) The Allen Americans lead the ECHL with 297 goals scored.

10) The Americans have the third-ranked penalty kill in the league at 86.3 %.

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