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Allen, Texas – Allen Americans Captain, Jason Deitsch announced his retirement, effective immediately to accept a position as Head Coach of the NA3HL Dallas Junior Stars.
Deitsch came to Allen two seasons ago from the Americans rival, the then Texas Brahmas of the CHL. He was named team captain midway through the season, leading the Americans to the playoffs for a third straight season. Deitsch opened the season with a 13 game point streak, the longest of the year.
“Jason Deitsch has had a hall of fame career,” said Allen Americans President Matt Canavan. “He will be missed and we wish him the best in his future endeavors as he begins his coaching career.”
Over his career, Deitsch won championships at the professional, junior and collegiate levels. His first pro cup came with Kalamazoo of the UHL, in 2005-2006, then with Cincinnati of the ECHL in 2007-2008 and completing the accomplishment of back to back titles in 2008-2009, with the Texas Brahmas of the CHL. He won a Robertson Cup in 2000-2001 with the Texas Tornado, and three college championships, winning the Peters Cup at St. Norbert College of the NCHA.
"I’m very excited about this new opportunity and want to thank the fans in Allen for making my time there the best of my career, “ said Americans retiring captain Jason Deitsch. “I would also like to thank Owner, Doug Miller and President, Matt Canavan for working so hard to bring me to the Americans organization. I’m happy that I could help bring the Presidents' Cup to the Allen and end my career that way.”
The Allen Americans will honor Jason Deitsch at a home game, to be determined, this upcoming season. The defending Presidents' Cup Champions will begin their fifth season in the CHL this October.