Thursday, December 10, 2015


In front of an official crowd of 3839 (which included Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff) the Americans continued their win streak with a resounding 4-0 defeat of the Idaho Steelheads.

Sporting their new gray alternate jersey (some compared them to Harley Davidson shirts) the Americans scored on their first shot of the game and never looked back.

Game Highlights
    • The first goal of the game was scored at the 5:32 mark by Jonathan Parker, his 7th, making him 3rd on the team in goals scored.  Assisting were Eric Roy (his first of three) and Chad Costello (his first of two).
    • Goal number 2, with 7 minutes remaining in the first period, was scored by Tristan King on Allen's first power play.  Assisting again were Roy and Costello.
Photo courtesy of Dianne Webster
  • After a scoreless 2nd period, Vincent Arseneau tallied goal number 3 for Allen with just over 8:30 remaining in the game. Assisting were Eric Roy and Tristan King.
  • Scoring was closed out in the final minute with Tristan King scoring his second power play goal of the night, assisted by Vincent Arseneau and Aaron Gens.
  • Riley Gill was outstanding in goal, stopping all 29 shots he faced and was recognized as the number one Star of the Game.

 Photo courtesy of ScenebyKimberly
 Photo courtesy of Dianne Webster
  • Rookie defenseman Eric Roy continues to impress with his 3 assists and was named the games third star.
  • The two assists by Costello strengthened his league leading totals for points (32) and assists (23).
Vincent Arseneau recorded the Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, assist, and fight with former American Corbin Balwin.  Baldwin checks in as Idaho's biggest player at 6-5 and 220 lbs
Photo courtesy of ScenebyKimberly

Idaho travels to Tulsa for games tonight and tomorrow night with the Oilers and returns to Allen for a Sunday afternoon rematch.
 Here is Ian Schultz flashing the patented "hockey smile" to trainer Jaime Garcia following last night's victory.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Lyssy

This post is our last as Barry returns on the 13th to resume his outstanding work here on the blog.  Thanks to all who commented, contributed and shared information during our stint as guest bloggers.  It is a "labor of love" for us but only Barry can bring it to its full potential.
 Did you know - The Missouri Mavericks, currently on a league leading 14 game win streak, were last defeated by our own Allen Americans at the AEC on October 31.


  1. I know that writing the blog takes a lot of time and effort. Thanks for filling in for Barry. It is great to still have information about the team while Barry is out seeing the world.

  2. Great job filling in while Barry was out!!!!

  3. Thanks for filling in.
    Vincent Arseneau fought another big man but, boy, Vinny is not a guy you want to fight!
    I am not a fan of the dark grey jersey, glad it is not our primary jersey.
    I listened to the game last night and to Ruff, I like how at the end of the converstaion he said 'Go Allen' even though Idaho is his ECHL team. I wonder if he came see his ECHL players.
    As much sense as it would be to be the Stars ECHL team, San Jose really does a great job with Allen and I wonder if we would lose some of that if we became the Stars ECHL team?

  4. The Steelheads are on a year-to-year extension as the Stars affiliate so things could change. However Idaho has been the Stars affiliate for over 10 years with what appears to be a good working relationship. Likewise the Americans (and Marty) enjoy a favorable relationship with San Jose.

    Also many thanks to all who have commented during our time as bloggers - you are much appreciated.

    1. I looked through the last month of ECHL transactions for Idaho and they don't have any Texas Stars transactions but they do have transactions with other AHL teams. I just don't recall seeing any Texas Stars being loaned to Idaho. Seems like the Americans are better off with San Jose that joining the Stars program.