Allen Americans News and Notes

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

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Flashback: Martinson brought tradition of winning from day one
At a Press conference a few years ago the Americans welcomed
Mike Modano, Ed Belfour, Richard Matvichuk and Craig Ludwig to Allen.
While that was the highlight, the event also served as an opportunity
to welcome an even newer member to the Allen family as Steve Martinson
was announced as the new GM/Coach. The rest is history with four
championships in the last five seasons…and his greatest
accomplishment.
As a player, Martinson would eventually make it to the NHL, but
not before a few notable stops on the minor league circuit. He won a
title in the old CHL with the Tulsa Oilers in 1983-84 and played for
the Red Wings, Canadians and North Stars in the NHL for spurts from
1987-92.
Martinson carries a similarly stout coaching resume. The new
Americans leader won five West Coast Hockey League Championships with
the San Diego Gulls (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2002-03) and
a United Hockey League Title with the Rockford Ice Hogs (2006-07).

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