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November 23, 2015 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans had another busy week, with four games in six days against divisional opponents. Allen went .500 for the week, winning two of four and improving to 12-6-0 on the season

Last Week's Record: 2-2-0

Overall record: 12-6-0 (Second in the ECHL Central Division)

-- Last Week's Games --

Tuesday, November 17th @ Missouri - 4-1 Loss

Independence, Missouri - Tristan King scored the only Americans goal, his third of the season and second in as many games. However it wasn't enough as the Missouri Mavericks blew open a close game in the third period, on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Americans. Box Score

Friday, November 20th @ Wichita - 3-0 Win

Wichita, Kansas - Riley Gill stopped all 44 shots he faced in a 3-0 shutout of the Wichita Thunder on Friday night at Intrust Bank Arena. Chad Costello, Casey Pierro-Zabotel and Justin Baker all scored for the Americans, who are now 2-0 against Wichita this season. Box Score

Saturday, November 21st vs. Tulsa 6-1 Loss

Allen, Texas - For the second Saturday in a row, an opponent had a hat trick against the Americans at Allen Event Center. Adam Pleskach scored his first three goals of the season to lead the Tulsa Oilers to a 6-1 victory of the Allen Americans. Box Score

Sunday, November 22nd @ Tulsa 4-3 Win

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Americans completed week-long tour of the ECHL Central Division with a 4-3 victory over the Tulsa Oilers on Sunday afternoon. Chad Costello had a four-point game, with a goal and three assists to lead the way. Box Score

-- Team Leaders -

Goals - Casey Pierro-Zabotel (7)

Assists -Chad Costello (18) (First in the ECHL)

Points -Chad Costello (24) (First in the ECHL)

Power Play Goals - Gary Steffes (4) (Tied for second in the ECHL)

Power Play Assists - Chad Costello (7)

Shorthanded Goals - Casey Pierro Zabotel & Rick Pinkston (1)

Shorthanded Assists - (1) Jonathan Parker and Justin Courtnall

Game Winning Goals - David Makowski, Eric Roy and Arseneau (2) Tied for team lead

First Goal - Chad Costello (3) (Tied for first in the ECHL)

Penalty Minutes - Ayrton Nikkel (38) Leads Allen

Plus/Minus - *Greger Hanson (+7)

Shots on Goal - Chad Costello (55) (Leads Allen, ninth overall in the league)

Save Percentage - Joel Rumpel (.910)

Insurance Goals - Danny Federico, *Greger Hanson, Rick Pinkston and Tristan King (1)

Goalie Wins - Joel Rumpel (10) Leads the ECHL

Goals Against Average - Joel Rumpel (2.60)

* On AHL call up with San Jose Barracuda

-- Upcoming Games --

Friday, November 27th @ Utah Grizzlies 8:05 PM CST

Location: Maverik Center - Salt Lake City, Utah

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM,

Saturday, November 28th @ Utah Grizzlies 8:05 PM CST

Location: Maverik Center - Salt Lake City, Utah

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM,

Matchup - The Allen Americans will travel to Salt Lake City this week to play a Thanksgiving weekend set against the Utah Grizzlies. The Americans won both games at the Maverik Center on October 23rd & 24th, including a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory.

-- About the Americans --

1) The Americans have the second most road wins in the league with eight. (8-3-0)

2) Chad Costello leads the ECHL with 24 points. (6 goals and 18 assists)

3) The Americans are tied with Florida for the second most points in the league with 24.

4) Chad Costello leads the ECHL with 18 assists.

5) The Americans have scored at least one power play goal in five straight games.

6) Gary Steffes is tied for second in the league with four power play goals.

7) Joel Rumpel leads the ECHL with ten wins (10-4-0)

Images from this story

Allen Americans Celebrate a Goal
Allen Americans Celebrate a Goal

(John Howe, Missouri Mavericks)
Casey Pierro-Zabotel of the Allen Americans Celebrates vs. the Tulsa Oilers
Casey Pierro-Zabotel of the Allen Americans Celebrates vs. the Tulsa Oilers

(Kevin Pyle, Tulsa Oilers)

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