ECHL: Allen Americans To Sell Team To Zawyer Sports & Entertainment

The Zawyer Sports and Entertainment Group continues to put their footprint in the ECHL as the Allen Americans are holding a press conference on Wednesday to announce that they have sold the team to Zawyer Sports and Entertainment Group. Allen will be the fourth ECHL team that is owned, managed, and operated by the Zawyer Group, as they also own, manage, and operate the Jacksonville Icemen and Savannah Ghost Pirates and will be owning and managing the new Lake Tahoe team that is scheduled to join the league during the 2023-24 season. The group also manages the Atlanta Gladiators. Prior to the Zawyer Sports and Entertainment Group buying the Americans, Jack Gulati has owned the team since 2017, as he previously served as the owner of the Reading Royals before buying the Americans. Galati announced back in 2019 that the team had been up for sale but that was right before COVID hit, which may have led to the delay in finding a buyer for the team. Allen has made the playoffs in the past three seasons but hasn’t found a way past the second round.

For American fans, this should bring excitement to their organizations after seeing the massive success that the group had last year in Savannah’s inaugural season in the league after they sold out almost every home game and had trouble keeping merchandise on the shelves.

Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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