Allen Americans News and Notes

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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ALLEN AMERICANS MOVING TOWARD STRONG PLAYOFF RUN
By Richard Pollak
     The Allen Americans have used 31 different players so far this season which is on the low side compared to most ECHL teams. Colorado and Kalamazoo have used the fewest players (26). Norfolk (46) and Brampton (45) have used the most players.   Americans have just nine road games and 12 home games remaining in the season and the playoffs are right around the corner.  What lies ahead for the Americans as they pursue their third Kelly Cup in four years facing their biggest challenge. When Allen won their first Kelly Cup in 2015 they were #1 in the Central Division, #1 in the Western Conference and #2 in the ECHL. They had 106 points in the regular season now they face  a record of 25-20-4-2 (56 points) with 21 games left in the regular season. They are currently #3 in the Mountain Division, #7 in the Western Conference and #13 in the ECHL.  When you remember no team in the last 10 years has won the Kelly Cup from lower than #4 in their conference and #7 overall in the ECHL, the Americans have some work to do over the next 21 games.Alex Guptill scored his team-leading 2oth goal of the seasonwhile David Makowski had two goals and an assist to lead all ECHL defenseman.
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