ECHL: Allen Americans Weekend Recap

Three Allen American's players are shown huddled together celebrating a goal.

Weekend Recap: Allen Americans vs. Idaho Steelheads

Wednesday, Mar. 22, at Allen Event Center

On Wednesday, Mar. 22, the Allen Americans went up against one of their biggest competitors, the Idaho Steelheads; however, they were down two players. In the first period, the Allen Americans had the better of the play. They would be rewarded for it as Hank Crone got the first goal of the game on a power play at the 15:37 mark, and it would be their only goal of the period, and the Steelheads quickly took over the rest of the first period, had nine shots, and scored twice in a 46-second time span, which gave them a 2-1 lead after the first. In the second period, the Steelheads continued their lead and scored a powerplay goal, making the score 3-1. Liam Finlay of the Americans scored a powerplay goal at 9:12, but the Steelheads quickly scored another powerplay goal a few minutes after at 10:44, which took the score to 4-2. In the last period of the game, a power play was brought early on, but no one from either team scored. Aidan Brown of the Americans scored a goal at 12:01, which brought the score up to 4-3. The Americans decided to add an extra player, which meant they had to pull goalie, Chase Perry. The Steelheads scored on an empty net, making the final score 5-3. 

Friday, Mar. 24th, at Allen Event Center

On Friday, Mar. 24. the Allen Americans and the Idaho Steelheads are in their 2nd game out of their three-game series. The Americans are still shorthanded by two players. The Event Center had a crowd of 2,887 watching the game. It was a specialty jersey night for the Allen Americans; they wore Joker jerseys. In the first period, the Idaho Steelheads took over and scored the first goal at 7:54. Idaho player Willie Knierim got a holding penalty at 4:16; neither team would score again in the opening frame. In the second period, Hank Crone of the Allen Americans scored at 11:09, which tied up the score at one. A few seconds after Hank scored, Ty Pelton-Bryce of the Steelheads scored at 11:21. Toward the end of the second period, Ryan Dmowski scored at 16:45, which made the score 3-1. Ryan Gagnon and Aidan Brown of the Americans got a holding penalty at the end of the second period at the 30-second mark and the 12:21 mark. In the third period, neither one of the teams scored. But there were some penalties: a Steelhead player got caught high sticking at 2:14, Aidan Brown of the Americans got a hooking penalty at 2:22, and another Steelhead player got a holding penalty at 14:58 . Finally, Hank Crone of the Americans got two penalties, one for hooking at 18:16 and another for misconduct at 20:00. 

Saturday, Mar. 25, at Allen Event Center.

Saturday, Mar. 25, the Allen Americans and the Idaho Steelheads ended their three-game weekend. The Americans got their two players that were out back in for the final game. The Idaho Steelheads took the first goal in the first period at 12:33 and another goal at 17:28. The Americans didn’t score a goal in the first period. Kris Myllari of the Americans got the first penalty at 5:32 for holding, and not long after that, Colton Hargrove of the Americans got an interference penalty at 11:33. The first period got heated with the first fight of the game at 12:59 with Allen American Mikael Robidoux and Idaho Player Zach Walker, both got a five-minute penalty. Another small battle happened between American Player Colton Saucerman and Idaho Player Ryan Dmowski at 13:42. There were two more penalties in the first period, with Allen American Colton Hargrove for hooking at 15:40 and Idaho player Cody Haiskanen for hooking at 17:47. In the second period the Steelheads scored two goals, one at the 0:15 mark and the other at 5:58 mark. Eric Williams scored a goal at 15:12, which made the score 4-1. There was only one penalty in the second period by Idaho steelhead Cody Haiskanen for tripping at13:23. In the final game of the series game, the Americans Stefan Fournier and Hank Crone came and scored the first two goals of the third period at 12:53 and 15:01. Not long after that, the Idaho Steelheads scored 16:15 and an empty netter at 19:46. The final score of the game was 6-3. They resulted in the Americans losing the three-game series.

Weekend Recap: Allen Americans vs. Rapid City Rush.

Thursday, Mar 30th, at Rapid City Rush

Thursday, Mar. 30, the Allen Americans went against the Rapid City Rush, beginning their first game of the three-game series. The Americans were short one player, Liam Finlay because his equipment didn’t make it in time. In the first period, The Allen Americans started off strong, with Colby McCauley making the game’s first goal at 8:30. As the first period went on, neither of the teams scored again, but Grant Hebert of the Americans got a hooking penalty at the 13:00 time mark, and Alex Aleardi got an interference at 14:40. The final score of the first period was 1-0. In the Second period, Kris Myllari of the Americans scored a goal at 1:52. Rapid City Alex Aleardi came in and scored a goal at 11:16. There were no more goals in the second period, keeping the score 2-1. Jakov Novak of the Americans got a penalty for hooking at 11:53. In the third period, both teams were quiet in the first few minutes. Justin Young of the Americans got a Tripping penalty at 7:40. Kris Myllari of the Americans scored an empty net-insurance goal in the late third period making it his second goal of the game at 18:44. Mikael Robidoux of the Americans scored at the 19:03 mark making the final score 4-1. Bringing the Americans back from their losing streak. 

Friday, Mar. 31, at Rapid City Rush

Friday, Mar. 31, The Allen Americans came back to the Rapid City Rush ready for their second day of the three-game series. Liam Finlay of the Americans got his equipment back, putting him back in the lineup for the game. Zachary Massicotte of the Americans got recalled by Belleville, making the Americans down to five defensemen. In the first period, Stefan Fournier of the Americans got the first goal of the game at 2:19. Not too long after the goal, there were some penalties from both teams. Colton Saucerman of the Americans got a tripping penalty at 8:01, Colton Hargrove of the Americans got an Interference penalty at 10:51, Max Coatta of Rapid City got a slashing penalty at 19:30. Things also got quite heated during the first period, and Mikael Robidoux of the Americans and Carter Robertson got a fighting penalty at 17:59. Final score of the first period was 1-0. In the second period, Alex Aleardi of Rapid City got the starting goal at 2:50. Not too long after that, Jakov Novak of the Americans scored a goal at 4:16. Ilya Nikolaev got a goal towards the end of the second period, making the score 2-2. There were three penalties in the second round, all from Rapid City, Allen Williams and Keanu Yamamoto got caught roughing at 9:40, and Jason Horvath got caught tripping at 17:21. In the third period, neither of the teams scored in the first few minutes, but after a while, the Americans made a comeback with Jakov Novak scoring a goal at 0:35. Not long after Novak scored, Ilya Nikolaev of Rapid City scored at 0:52 evening the score. Neither of the teams scored again, so they had to go into overtime. Jakov Novak of the Americans scored in OT, making it his first hat trick for Novak. The final score was 4-3. With the Americans’ win, they moved into third place in the division with 66 points, putting them two points behind Kansas City. 

Saturday, Apr 1st, at Rapid City Rush

Saturday, Apr. 1, The Allen Americans are finishing their three-game series against the Rapid City Rush. In the first period, Jon Martin of Rapid City scored the first goal of the game at 14:10. Most of the first period was spent with the Americans on a penalty kill and Rapid City on a powerplay. The Americans didn’t score in the first period. Making the score 0-1. Colton Hargrove of the Americans had a cross-checking penalty at 12:15, Jakov Novak of the Americans had a high sticking penalty at 15:02, and Keegan Iverson of Rapid City had a roughing penalty at 20:00. In the second period Colton Hargrove of the Americans scored at 2:03 tying up the game, but not long after tying it up, Rory Kerins scored at 2:44, making the score 1-2. Colby McCauley got a cross-checking penalty at 13:47. There was an unsportsmanlike conduct at 20:00 that Stefan Fournier of the Americans had to serve. In the third period of the final game of the series, Jon Martin of Rapid City scored at 4:26, putting them in the lead. The Americans quickly caught up with Colton Hargrove scoring at 7:58 and Jack Combs scoring at 9:41, tying up the game and making them go into overtime the second night in a row. In the first few seconds of overtime, Jack Combs scored at 0:24, making the Allen Americans win 4-3. There were a couple of penalties in the third period, Quinn Wichers of Rapid City got caught roughing at 6:42, Jimmy Soper got caught cross-checking at 10:12, and in overtime, Hank Crone of the Americans got misconduct at 0:24. With the Allen Americans winning all 3 games of the three-game series it put them in second place of the division.

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