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

Head-To-Head - The Allen Americans won the last meeting 2-1 in a shootout in Boise, on March 7th. Allen won the only playoff series between the two clubs two seasons ago in seven games on their way to a second straight Kelly Cup Championship.

Two the Point - The Americans can secure a ninth straight playoff berth with a win tonight over Idaho. If Tulsa loses tonight in regulation, the Americans would need just one point in their final two games to clinch a playoff spot.

Return of the Mac - Americans defenseman David Makowski was returned to Allen from San Jose today. The Americans All-Star Defenseman leads the team in Shots (207), Power Play Assists (19) and Plus/Minus (+23)

Nearing a Milestone - With Zach Pochiro's 18th goal of the season on Wednesday night, he's now just two shy of 100 points for his professional career. Pochiro is having his best season as a professional with 39 points in 40 games.

Home Sweet Home - The Americans finish off the regular season with back to back home games this weekend against Idaho. Allen collected three of four points against the Colorado Eagles on home-ice last weekend.

New Face in the Crowd - The Americans signed rookie forward Mathieu Foget to an ATO on Thursday. The resident of Orleans, Ontario played his junior Hockey with Mississauga, where he had 38 points in 31 games.

Around The ECHL - Kelly Cup Playoffs Update

Worcester can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Wheeling loses in regulation

Cincinnati can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Cincinnati wins OR Kalamazoo loses in regulation OR Cincinnati loses in overtime/shootout AND Kalamazoo loses

Wichita can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Wichita wins OR Tulsa loses in regulation OR Wichita loses in overtime/shootout AND Tulsa loses

Allen can clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs on Friday if:

Allen wins OR Tulsa loses in regulation OR Allen loses in overtime/shootout AND Tulsa loses

Manchester can clinch the North Division title on Friday if:

Manchester wins

TONIGHT - It's the final Autograph Friday of the regular season. The entire team along with the full squad of Ice Angels will be signing postgame.

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.

Today's Match-Up

Idaho Steelheads @ Allen Americans - 7:05 PM, Allen Event Center

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Promotion: Autograph Fridays

Allen Americans

Home: 18-10-5-1

Away: 16-18-1-1

Overall: 34-28-6-2

Americans Leaders

Points: Pierro-Zabotel (69)

Goals: Guptill (27)

Power Play Goals: Roy (7)

Assists: Pierro-Zabotel (50)

PIM's: Moore (217)

Plus/Minus: *Makowski (+23)

* In the AHL

Idaho Steelheads

Home: 23-9-3-1

Away: 20-11-1-2

Overall: 43-20-4-3

Idaho Leaders

Points: Dahl (61)

Goals: McParland (31)

Assists: Dahl (41)

PIM's: Nevins (163)

Plus/Minus: Brassart/McParland (+26)

Allen Americans vs Idaho Steelheads 2017-2018 Season (All times local)

10/27 @ TUL 4-3 L

11/10 Allen 2 vs. Idaho 1 F 1/5 Allen 3 at Idaho 6

11/11 Idaho 5 at Allen 4 SO 1/6 Allen 0 at Idaho 5

11/22 Allen 3 at Idaho 1 F 3/7 Allen 2 at Idaho 1 F SO

11/24 Allen 5 at Idaho 4 F 4/6 Idaho at Allen 7:10 pm

11/22 Allen 1 at Idaho 5 F 4/7 Idaho at Allen 7:10 pm

Americans Next Home Game

Saturday, April 7th vs Idaho Steelheads

Venue: Allen Event Center 7:05 pm

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David Makowski of the Allen Americans chases an Idaho Steelheads player behind the Allen net
David Makowski of the Allen Americans chases an Idaho Steelheads player behind the Allen net


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