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November 29, 2016 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release


Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans are 2-2 on their longest road trip of the season. The Americans have wins over Tulsa and Utah on the early part of the trip, and back to back losses to the Idaho Steelheads last weekend. Allen will finish up the six-game swing in Tulsa tonight and in Missouri tomorrow.

Americans Overall Record: 8-11-0

Americans Last Week: 1-2-0

Home: 0-0-0

Road: 1-2-0

-- Last Week's Games --

Wednesday, November 23rd @ Utah Grizzlies - 3-2 OT Win

West Valley City, Utah - Harrison Ruopp scored his first goal of the season in overtime to lift the Allen Americans to a 3-2 victory of the Utah Grizzlies. Allen is 3-0 at the Maverik Center this season.

Friday, November 25th @ Idaho Steelheads 3-2 Loss

Boise, Idaho - The Americans put on great pressure late in the third period, but were unable to tie the score as the Idaho Steelheads defeated the Americans 3-2 at Century Link Arena. Greger Hanson scored his team-leading 8th goal of the season for Allen, while San Jose prospect, Jason Fram, added his first of his pro career.

Saturday, November 26th @ Idaho Steelheads 5-2 Loss

Boise, Idaho - Greger Hanson scored his 100th career goal, and ninth of the season, however it was not enough as the Americans fell to the Idaho Steelheads 5-2 at Century Link Arena. The loss was the second in a row for Allen.

-- Team Leaders -

Goals - Greger Hanson (9)

Assists - Chad Costello (19) (3rd in the ECHL)

Points - Chad Costello (25) (Tied for third in the ECHL)

Power Play Goals - Greger Hanson (3) (Tied for 3rd in the ECHL)

Power Play Assists - Chad Costello (5) (Leads Allen)

Shorthanded Goals - Gary Steffes & Dyson Stevenson (1)

Shorthanded Assists - (1) Spencer Asuchak & Harrison Ruopp

Game Winning Goals - Chad Costello (3) (Tied for 2nd in the ECHL)

First Goal - Greger Hanson (3) (Tied for 1st in the ECHL)

Penalty Minutes - Derek Mathers (98) (Leads the ECHL)

Insurance Goals - Asuchak, Roy, Steffes and Costello (1)

Plus/Minus - Joel Chouinard (+12) (Tied for 4th in the ECHL)

Save Percentage - Riley Gill (.919)

Goalie Wins - Riley Gill (6)

Goals against Average - Riley Gill (2.94)

-- Upcoming Games --

Tuesday, November 29th @ Tulsa Oilers 7:05 PM CST

Location: BOK Center - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM,

Wednesday, November 30th @ Missouri Mavericks 7:05 PM CST

Location: Silverstein Eye Centers Arena - Independence, Missouri

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM,

Saturday, December 2nd vs. Tulsa Oilers 7:05 PM CST

Location: Allen Event Center - Allen, Texas

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM,

Saturday, December 3rd vs. Tulsa Oilers 7:05 PM CST

Location: Allen Event Center - Allen, Texas

Broadcast Info: Streaming Hot 107.3 FM,

-- Americans Notes --

1) Chad Costello is on a season-high nine game point streak.

2) Allen is 5-7-0 against the Mountain Division this season

3) Greger Hanson scored his 100th career goal in Saturday night's 5-2 loss at Idaho.

4) The Americans have given up 6 shorthanded goals this season, tied with Missouri for the most in the league.

5) The Americans power play ranks next to last in the league at 7.8 %.

6) Greger Hanson has scored in consecutive games for Allen.

7) Chad Costello is third in the ECHL with 19 assists.

8) The Americans are 2-2-0 on their season-long six-game road trip.

9) Greger Hanson leads the Americans with nine goals this season.

10) Gary Steffes played in his 400th game last Wednesday night in Utah.

11) Chad Costello is tied for third in the league in scoring with 25 points (6 goals & 19 assists).

About the Americans

The Allen Americans play in the ECHL, the premiere AA hockey league in North America. The Americans were established in 2009 and have won four AA championships in seven full seasons of minor pro hockey. In those seven seasons Allen has qualified for the playoffs every year with five trips to the league finals in that time. Allen is in its third season in the ECHL after playing five years in the now defunct Central Hockey League.

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