Allen Americans

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Allen Americans
2012–13 Allen Americans season
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City Allen, Texas
League Central Hockey League
Conference Berry
Founded 2009
Home arena Allen Event Center
Colors

Red, Blue, White

              
Owner(s) Top Shelf, LLC (Douglas H. Miller & Steve Duchesne), Mike Modano, Craig Ludwig, Ed Belfour
General manager Steven Martinson
Head coach Steven Martinson
Media Allen American-Star
Affiliates Dallas Stars (NHL)
Texas Stars (AHL)
Franchise history
2009–present Allen Americans
Championships
Regular season titles 2 (2010–11, 2012–13)
Division Championships 2 (2009–10, 2010–11)
Conference Championships 1 (2009–10)
Ray Miron President's Cup 1 (2012-13)

The Allen Americans is an ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League which began play in the 2009–10 season. They play at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.

History

On April 15, 2009, the Central Hockey League announced an expansion team for Allen, to begin play in the 2009–10 season.1 The new team was owned by EXCO Resources chairman Douglas H. Miller and former NHL defenseman Steve Duchesne. That same day, the team announced an affiliation with the NHL Dallas Stars. Through this affiliation, they will also affiliate with the Austin based AHL Texas Stars.

On April 27, 2009, the ownership group unveiled the team's name, logo, and colors.

The Fort Worth Brahmas vs the Americans at the Allen Event Center on January 11, 2013.

Prior to the Americans third season, on September 1, 2011, it was announced that the Americans signed a one-year affiliation deal with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and by extension the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. This agreement officially made the Americans affiliates of the Avalanche after having a working relationship with the Monsters over the previous two years. This affiliation is no longer in place as Colorado and Lake Erie are now affiliated with the Denver organization.23

On May 4, 2012, the Allen Americans announced that former Dallas Stars Mike Modano, Craig Ludwig, and Ed Belfour partnered up to become minority owners. Shortly after the Allen Americans announced that they would not retain GM and Head Coach Dwight Mullins, along with Associate Coach Bill McDonald.4 Richard Matvichuk was announced as the Assistant General Manager and Defensive Coach.5

On May 11, 2013 the Allen Americans won the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup for the first time in front of a sold out crowd. It was a game 7 overtime win.6

Mascot

At the opening weekend of the 2010 season the Americans introduced their mascot, Biscuit the American Bulldog.

Season-by-season record

Central Hockey League

Regular season

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2009–10 64 42 17 5 89 210 183 1,229 2nd in Southern
2010–11 66 47 16 3 97 271 211 1,184 Berry Conference Regular Season Champions
2011–12 66 39 18 9 87 212 175 1,336 2nd in Berry Conference
2012–13 66 39 18 9 87 210 176 1,571 Berry Conference Regular Season Champions
2013–14 66 39 22 5 83 249 214 1,498 3rd in Berry Conference

Playoffs

Season GP W L OTL GF GA PIM Finish
2010 20 10 6 4 56 49 301 Lost 4-2 in Ray Miron President's Cup
2011 13 7 6 0 46 40 122 Lost 4-1 in Berry Conference Finals
2012 6 2 4 0 16 17 108 Lost 4-2 in Berry Conference Semi-Finals
2013 19 12 6 1 65 50 363 Won 4-3 to become Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Champions

Current roster

Updated September 2, 2013.7

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
27 Canada Bootland, DarrylDarryl Bootland F R 32 2012 Schomberg, Ontario Americans
51 Canada Clarke, GarrettGarrett Clarke D L 21 2012 Windsor, Nova Scotia Americans
11 United States Fox, PhilPhil Fox RW R 28 2013 Stillwater, Minnesota Americans
91 Canada Lavoie, AlexandreAlexandre Lavoie C R 21 2013 Anjou, Quebec Americans
24 United States Ludwig, TrevorTrevor Ludwig D L 28 2011 Rhinelander, Wisconsin Americans
3 United States Ludwig, TylerTyler Ludwig D R 28 2011 Rhinelander, Wisconsin Americans
43 United States Snowden, JohnJohn Snowden RW R 32 2013 Everett, Washington Americans
7 Canada Tetrault, DanielDaniel Tetrault D R 34 2013 La Broquerie, Manitoba Americans

References

  1. ^ "CHL Introduces Allen, Texas Franchise". Central Hockey League. April 15, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Americans announce new NHL/AHL affiliation". Allen Americans. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Americans still share affiliation with the Dallas stars organization". Facebook. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Americans Bring Back McDonald in Advisory Role". Allen Americans. May 21, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Americans make changes at the top". Allen Americans. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-stars/headlines/20130511-allen-americans-rally-from-two-goal-deficit-in-final-period-top-wichita-in-overtime-to-win-chl-title.ece
  7. ^ "Allen Americans roster". Allen Americans. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 

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