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February 14, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Allen Americans News Release

The Americans skated in four games last week, all inside the friendly confines of the Allen Event Center. Allen came away with 6 of a possible 8 points in the games, winning the first three contests before dropping Sunday's game.

Tuesday, Feb. 8-Tulsa- The Americans defeated the Tulsa Oilers in wild fashion, winning the game 7-5. Bruce graham contributed with 2 goals and 2 assists, while Nino Musitelli piled up 4 assists of his own. Adrien leMay got the win in net, stopping 19 of 24 Tulsa shots thrown his way.

Friday, Feb 11-Odessa- Allen came from behind against the 'Jacks, scoring 2 goals in the final frame to secure a 3-2 victory. Bruce Graham and Colton Yellow Horn each had two points, while Nino Musitelli provided the game winner. Scott Campbell started in goal and was stalwart, delivering 31 saves.

Saturday, Feb 12-Odessa- In front of the largest home crowd of the season, the Americans won in dramatic fashion, 6-5 in overtime. Colton Yellow Horn scored a goal for the ages to tie things up late in the 3rd period, before scoring his 3rd goal of the game in OT to win the game for the Americans. Scott Campbell was solid again in goal, stopping 27.

Sunday, Feb 13-RGV- The Americans dropped a game to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 4-1. Adrien LeMay took the loss, just his third loss of the season.

Notes:

Last Game- The Americans came out flat against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Sunday, and lost a 4-1 game at the Allen Event Center. Kip Brennan scored the lone goal for the Americans on a power play late in the second period. Other than the Brennan goal, Allen failed to mount much of an offensive attack to test Rio Goaltender Julian Pagliero, who came up with 25 saves on 26 shots.

Next Up: The Americans will have a chance at revenge Tuesday night in Hidalgo, as they take on the Killer Bees at 7:00 PM. Allen enters the contest with the best record in the CHL at 34-9-1, while Rio Grande Valley has climbed to the 7-slot in the Berry Conference at 19-24-5.

Not Too Familiar with the 'L' Column: The Americans have not had a losing streak all season long, as they are 9-0-0 after having lost the previous contest.

Creeping up the Leader Board- The Americans lead the league in goal scoring, but until recently did not have a player in the top-10 of league scoring. Bruce Graham is now tied for 9th in the league with 58 points (23+3558).

Road Warriors- The Americans have far and away the best road record in the CHL at 18-3-0. No other team in the league has lost less than 8 games on the road this season.

#Trending/Streaking now: Colton Yellow horn has compiled a modest 4 game point streak dating back to February 8th against Tulsa. During the stretch, Yellow Horn has accumulated 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points.


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