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Americans Sign Two

August 5, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Allen Americans News Release

Allen, Texas - The two-time Presidents' Cup Champion Allen Americans announced the signing of two players today, Forward Sy Nutkevitch and Goaltender Raphael Girard, to contracts for the 2014-2015 season.

Sy Nutkevitch (Nut-Ka-VICH) is a familiar name to Americans fans, having played parts of two seasons with the Texas/Fort Worth Brahmas in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. He played in 37 games for the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL last season, totaling 17 points. The native of Dollard - des - Ormeaux, Quebec, is a 6"0, 175 pound Center.

"I'm very excited to join the two time CHL Champs," said Nutkevitch. "I faced them 16 times a season when I was in Fort Worth, so I'm very familiar with Allen and the style they play. Steve Martinson is a great coach and his record shows that. We have a top notch defensive unit here with some solid forwards. As far as my game, I'll bring speed to the lineup with a pass-first mentality. I can't wait to get the season going."

Allen also added Goaltender Raphael Girard to the roster. He just finished four years at Harvard, where he played in a total of 63 games. His best numbers came in 2011-2012, where he posted a record of 6-3-3 with .933 save percentage. The native of Saint - Hyacinthe, PQ, will turn 24 next January.

With these two signings, the Americans now have eleven announced players on their current roster, four forwards, six defensemen, and one goaltender.

The Americans will open their sixth training camp in the Central Hockey League this October, and the second in a row as champions of the CHL. Season Tickets for the 2014-2015 season are now on sale at or call (972) 912-1000.

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