AMERICANS SHUTOUT QUAD CITY TO CLOSE 2012
Published: Monday, December 31, 2012
Photo courtesy of Chip Crail
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Allen, Texas – On New Year’s Eve, the Allen Americans defeated the Quad City Mallards 4 – 0. This was the third and final meeting between the two teams. Lifetime, the Americans are 4-1-0 against Quad City
Quickly in the first period, Brian McMillin scored his 7th goal of the season with an assist by Jason Deitsch. The Americans only had four shots on goal compared to the Mallards’ 10.
During the final two minutes of a physical 2nd period, Jarret Lukin scored his 9th goal of the season. He was assisted by McMillin and Trevor Ludwig. The Americans dramatically increased their shots on goal with 15 compared to the Mallards’ 6.
In the 3rd period, Ryley Grantham scored his fourth goal of the season for the Americans with help from Kip Brennan. Brennan’s assist was his first this season. Brennan scored his second goal of the season late in the period to put the Americans up 4 – 0. The goal was assisted by Deitsch and McMillin. Allen won the battle of shots on goal 28 - 26.
In the victory Americans rookie goalie Aaron Dell recorded his first professional shutout stopping all 26 shots he faced. Dell closes out 2012 with the best goals against average and save percentage in the CHL.
The Americans play at home again on Friday, January 4th against the Tulsa Oilers and Saturday, January 5th against the Rapid City Rush. This will be the first meeting between the Americans and the Rush this season. Both games start at 7:05 PM.
Group Tickets- Have a group that would like to attend an Americans home game? Contact the Allen Americans Group Sales Department at 972-912-1000.
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Allen Americans on the Airwaves- Catch the Steve Martinson Show every Wednesday morning at 7:20 am on KLAK with Johnny B & Carrie. Richard Matvichuk joins Jason Taylor every Wednesday morning at 8:05 am on 93.1 KATY Country. Craig Ludwig talks hockey every Wednesday morning at 8:40 on Mad Rock 102.5. Americans Broadcaster Tommy Daniels and a selected Allen Americans player are in the KLAK studios every Friday morning at 7:55 am.