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Americans Close 2009 With A 3-0 Victory Over Wichita

December 31, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Allen Americans News Release

WICHITA, Kansas - The Allen Americans closed out 2009 by defeating the Wichita Thunder 3-0 at the Kansas Coliseum and earning their twentieth win. Goalie Charlie Effinger earned his second shutout of the season, and the victory brings Allen's record to 20-7-2 (42 points).

The Americans scored first at 14:17 of the opening period when goaltender Charlie Effinger passed the puck ahead to Nathan O'Nabigon, who fired a shot past Wichita netminder Ian Keserich. Effinger became the first goalie in club history to record an assist.

Allen went up 2-0 in the second frame after Christian Gaudet scored a power play goal at 16:27.

A frustrated Wichita team started taking penalties late in the third, giving Allen several power plays. Tyler Wooddisse scored with 27 seconds remaining in the game with the man advantage to seal the Americans win and bring the final score to 3-0.

Effinger had his second start since being activated from goaltender IR. He made 33 saves in his second shutout of the season.

Allen hosts Colorado Friday, Jan. 1, and Laredo Saturday, Jan. 2 to wrap up their three games in three days stretch. Both games begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Single Game Tickets on sale now Tickets start as low as $7. To order, call 1-866-4-GET-TIX (1-866-443-8849), go to or stop by the Allen Event Center Box Office. The Box Office is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. Fans interested in 10 tickets or more to any one game or tickets to multiple games are encouraged to speak with an Allen Americans representative regarding group discounts and savings off walk-up prices at 972.912.1000.

The Americans, the Dallas Stars' CHL affiliate, began play this fall in the newly built Allen Event Center in The Village at Allen. Season tickets, partial plans and group tickets are on sale now, and corporate partnerships are also available. Ticket plans start as low as $77 per seat. For information, call 972.912.1000 or visit Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.

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