Americans ready for KC
The Allen Americans are now in Kansas City and start a two-game road trip tonight against the Mavericks. Watch the game on ECHL TV or listen live on the Mixlr app. Puck drop is 7:05 p.m. CST tonight.
The Americans enter tonight’s game losers of five of their last six games. The club will be playing shorthanded, with just 17 players on the trip. Allen lost both Colby McAuley and Alex Schoenborn to the San Jose Barracuda this week. Miles Liberati will move up front to play forward on the Americans third line.
Stephon Williams, who suffered an upper body injury in the Americans last game against Utah, is not available this weekend and an emergency goaltender is expected to be announced in the ECHL transactions this afternoon.
The Americans enter tonight’s game one point ahead of Tulsa for the final playoff spot in the Mountain division, with a game in-hand. Starting tonight, 8 of the next 10 games for Allen will be on the road. The Americans are 12-14-0-1 away from home this season.
“We know what we have to do to get things turned around,” said Americans forward Bryan Moore. “This is a really tight group. We know things aren’t where we want them to be on the ice at the moment, but we all believe we’ll get it fixed. The expectations in Allen are always big. That will never change.”
Some player standings in the league:
Casey Pierro-Zabotel is second in the league with 40 assists.
David Makowski is second in the ECHL with 17 power play assists.
David Makowski leads all defensemen with 44 points.
Joel Chouinard leads all defensemen with 21 power play points.
David Makowski leads all defensemen with 184 shots on goal.
— Team Leaders –
Goals –Alex Guptill (20)
Assists – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (40) Second in the ECHL
Points – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (55) Eighth overall in the ECHL
Power Play Goals – Joel Chouinard (7)
Power Play Assists – David Makowski (17) Second overall in the ECHL
Shorthanded Goals – Makowski, Chouinard, Pierro-Zabotel and Moore (1)
Shorthanded Assists – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (1)
Game Winning Goals – Vincent Arseneau (4)
First Goal – ^Alex Guptill (4) (2 with Rapid City)
Insurance Goals – *Olivier Archambault & Zach Pochiro (3)
Penalty Minutes – Bryan Moore (173) Third overall in the ECHL
Plus/Minus – Casey Pierro-Zabotel (+24)
Shots on Goal – David Makowski (184) Eighth overall in the league
Save Percentage – Jeremy Brodeur (.922) Fifth overall in the ECHL
Goalie Wins – Jeremy Brodeur (13)
Goals-Against Average – Jeremy Brodeur (3.06)
*- In the American Hockey League
^ With another team
Americans Next Home Game
Friday, March 2nd vs. Rapid City
Venue: Allen Event Center 7:05 PM
Watch or Listen Live
ECHL TV – http://echl.neulion.com/echl/home
Mobile App –http://mixlr.com/allen-americans-hockey/
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