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Americans Clinch Playoffs for Ninth Season in a Row

April 6, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, defeated the Idaho Steelheads 5-4 in overtime on Friday night at Allen Event Center to clinch a playoff berth for the ninth straight season.

Mathieu Foget scored at 4:26 of the overtime period to lift the Americans to victory. His first professional goal, came in dramatic fashion.

"It all happened so quick, said Matt Foget. "I saw the puck up in the air and just tried to get a stick on it. Luckily it ended up in the back of the net."

During the previous eight years of postseason play, the Americans have made it to the Championship Round of the AA playoffs five times, with four straight titles. Two Presidents' Cup Championships in 2013 and 2014 and two ECHL Kelly Cup Championships in 2015 and 2016.

Tickets for Round 1 of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs are on sale NOW at Playoff action begins next weekend. Stay tuned for opponent and dates and times.

Group Outings - The best way to entertain a large or small group is at an Allen Americans hockey game. Get special group rates on tickets and food by calling 972-912-1000.

Pregame Power Play - Arrive early for the Allen Americans games this season and enjoy special discounts on food and beverage items throughout Allen Event Center! We call it the Pregame Power Play, and it's your chance to score big on some great deals!

Watch/Listen Live - Catch all Allen Americans games this season on ECHL TV pay per-view or Be sure to download the mixlr app for your i-phone or android and never miss a minute of the action.

Auction Items - Don't miss out on the latest items up for bid on From jerseys to helmets to signed pucks they're all there on the Americans official site for auctions during the 2017-2018 season.

Season Ticket Renewal - Lock in your seats NOW for the 2018-2019 Allen Americans Season. Contact your Americans Ticket Representative TODAY by calling 972-912-1000.

Americans Next Home Game

Saturday, April 7th vs Idaho Steelheads

Venue: Allen Event Center 7:05 pm

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The Allen Americans celebrate Mathieu Foget's overtime winner
The Allen Americans celebrate Mathieu Foget's overtime winner

(Dave Dudich)

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