Thursday, July 18, 2013

Maiani & Aneloski Sign Elsewhere, Wallace Gets Promoted

Anthony Maiani - photo by

 - Anthony Maiani has signed with the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings. Maiani was the Americans leading scorer during the regular season this past year with 55 points (17 goals & 38 assists). His play-making ability will be missed. Playing for Kalamazoo will allow Anthony, who is from Shelby Township, Michigan to play closer to home and also be seen by a different group of scouts. Kalamazoo is affiliated with the NHL Vancouver Canucks and AHL Chicago Wolves. Kalamazoo is coached by Darryl "Booter" Bootland's older brother, Nick Bootland. Good luck Anthony!!

- Bryce Aneloski, one of the amateur players from last year, who played in seven playoff games (two goals and one assist) before getting hurt announced that he has signed with the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears. The defenseman, from Pekin, Illinois, was a 7th round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators in the 2010 NHL draft and will be starting his first year as a professional. Good luck Bryce!

- One of the Allen amateur players from 2012, Arthur Bidwill, has re-signed with Colorado. The Fontana, Wisconsin native wrapped up a four-year career at Colorado College prior to joining the Eagles last season.  Following his time in Colorado Springs, the highly-regarded defenseman earned an amateur tryout with the Allen Americans for whom he appeared in four playoff games in 2012.

Team Trainer Jason Wallace Gets Promoted - photo by

- Jason Wallace, team trainer for the Americans is moving on up to the American Hockey League. Jason just finished his third season with the Americans after spending two seasons with the Flint Generals (IHL) and two seasons with the Huntsville Havoc (SPHL). The Willis, Michigan native earned his undergraduate sports medicine degree in 2005 and his graduate degree in sports administration in 2010. Wallace served in the US Marine Corps from 1997-2001. Here is the message he put out on social media yesterday. Congrats to Jason who is now one step from the NHL.
"Well I accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. I am officially an employee of the Dallas Stars. I would also like to thank everyone within the Allen Americans organization, OrthoTexas Physicians and Surgeons, and my friends here in Allen for the opportunity and for the great memories".

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