Not much new this morning so thought it would be a good day to share some team and individual statistics and catch up with some players from the past and see how they are faring this year. For those that live in the Allen area want to invite you to attend a "Steve Martinson Show" which is TONIGHT (Tuesday) at Hertiage Ranch where I live. Tommy Daniels will be interviewing Steve Martinson about the team and the season but what will be different is having Martinson talk about some of his hockey experiences. One of the stories I am going to ask him to tell is about how he had the opportunity to become the enforcer for the Edmonton Oilers when Glen Sather was the coach. It should be both informative and entertaining. It is easy to get to Heritage Ranch as we are only four miles east of the Allen Event Center on Stacy Road. Just take Stacy Road until it comes to a "T" (FM 1378/ Country Club Rd) and turn left for one block and then turn right (Stacy Rd) and we are just down the road (less than a mile) on the left. The show will be from 6:00 - 7:00 in our clubhouse. Just ask the guard as you enter how to get to the clubhouse. The address for Heritage Ranch is 465 Scenic Ranch Rd. Fairview, TX. 75069. This event was set up last minute because space in our ballroom unexpectedly became available so if there is any way you can attend please join us. Otherwise it might be Steve, Tommy, and myself chatting for an hour in our big ballroom. HELP!
TEAM STATISTICS: Here are some key teams stats and how Allen ranks out of the 28 teams in the ECHL:
Attendance - 14th (4356 per game)
Points - 13th (1st in the Central Division but tied for 13th overall)
Penalty Minutes - 8th (19.56 penalty minutes per game)
Power Play - 11th (19.1%)
Penalty Kill - 11th (84.0%)
Goals For - 4th (3.78 goals per game)
Goals Against - 14th (3.11 goals per game)
Shots For - 7th (31.89 shots per game)
Shots Against - 18th (29.89 shots per game)
The October 24th home opener 9-6 loss to Tulsa has Allen on the top of several team highs for the season including most goals by both team (15), most goals scored by one team as Allen scored five goals in the 2nd period, and most shots by one team (Allen) in the second period (21).
ALLEN INDIVIDUAL TEAM LEADERS
Points - Jack Combs (15), Chad Costello (9), Greger Hanson (8)
Goals - Combs (6), Hanson & Gary Steffes (5)
Assists - Combs (9), Costello (7), Aaron Gens & Kevin Young (5)
Plus/Minus - Trevor Ludwig (+5), Combs, Schultz, Schaafsma, Young, Baker (+4)
Penalty Minutes - Gens (28), Brett Lyon (27)
Power Play Goals - Steffes (3), Combs & Schultz (2)
Shorthanded Goals - Asuchak & Hanson (1)
Points Per Game - Combs (1.67), Schultz (1.40), Austin Smith & Hanson (1.00)
Shots on Goal - Hanson (37), Combs (30), Schaafsma (26)
FORMER PLAYERS: Stats from eliteprospects.com
Bruce Graham - (2009-2012 & 2014)
Playing in England Bruce has fourteen points (7 goals 7 assists) in twenty one games.
Colton Yellow Horn - (2009-2012)
Playing in Japan Colton has twenty four points (5 goals 19 assists) in twenty two games.
Darryl Bootland - (2012-2014)
Playing for Colorado (ECHL) Darryl has four points (1 goal 3 assists) in eleven games to go along with 66 penalty minutes.
Jarret Lukin - (2009-2014)
Playing for Evansville (ECHL) Jarret has eight points (3 goals 5 assists) in ten games.
Alex Lavoie - (2013-2014)
Playing for Florida (ECHL) Alex has eight points (4 goals 4 assists) in eleven games.
Kale Kerbashian - (2012-2014)
Playing for Evansville (ECHL) Kale has ten points (4 goals 6 assists) in ten games.
Jonathan Lessard - (2013-2014)
Playing for Bakersfield (ECHL) Jonathan has seven points (4 goals 3 assists) in seven games.
Anthony Maiani - (2012-2014)
Playing in Denmark Anthony has thirteen points (4 goals 9 assists) in thirteen games.
Mike Berube - (2010-2014)
Playing in England Mike has six points (1 goal 5 assists) in twenty games along with nine penalty minutes.
Trevor Hendrikx - (2011-2014)
Playing in Wales Trevor has six points (1 goal 5 assists) in eighteen games to go along with 93 penalty minutes.
Daniel Tetrault - (2013-2014)
Playing for Rapid City (ECHL) Daniel has four points (1 goal 3 assists) in eleven games to go along with nine penalty minutes.
Garrett Klotz - (2013-2014)
Playing for Indy (ECHL) Garrett has three points (1 goal 2 assists) in eleven games to go with 32 penalty minutes.
Dallas Ehrhardt - (2013-2014)
Playing for Missouri (ECHL) Dallas has one point (0 goals 1 assist) in eight games along with seven penalty minutes.
Jim McKenzie (2011- 2013)
Playing for Bakersfield (ECHL) Jim has four points (1 goal 3 assists) in ten games to go along with fifteen penalty minutes.
Mark Guggenberger - (2013-2014)
Playing for Gwinnett (ECHL) goalie Guggenberger has a GAA of 3.30 and save percentage of .895 in eight games.
Bryan Pitton - (2013-2014)
Playing in Poland goalie Bryan Pitton has a GAA of 1.63 and a save percentage of .948 in thirteen games.
Jordie Benn - (2009-2010)
Playing for the Dallas Stars (NHL) Jordie has four points (0 goals 4 assists) in eighteen games to go along with twelve penalty minutes.
DID YOU KNOW: In their first year (2009-2010) the Allen Americans had eight different goalies dress for at least one game including a front office employee (Hugh Boylan). The other goalies were Chris Whitley, David McKee, Alexandre Vincent, Charlie Effinger, Shane Houston, Francois Lemay and Kris Tebbs.