Sunday, November 26, 2023

Allen Comeback Falls Short, OT Loss Game Recap, Video Highlights, 10 Americans with 200 Games Played, PIM Stats and More


 The Allen Americans lost in Tulsa last night 6-5 in overtime before a huge crowd of 12,389 on Teddy Bear Toss night at the BOK Center. The game had a lot of similarities to Friday night when Allen won 5-4 in overtime.

  • Allen scored the first goal of the game in both games. The Americans record when scoring first is now 3-3-1-0 (.500). Only one ECHL team has a worst record when scoring first.
  • Allen had a 2-1 lead after the first period but gave up three unanswered goals in the second period to fall behind 4-2. 
  • The Americans came back with a goal at the 15:20 mark of the second period (Spencer Asuchak) and 5:53 mark of the third period (Matt Marcinew) to tie the score 4-4.
  • Tulsa took a 5-4 lead but just like Friday night, Colby McAuley tied the score (13:44) to send the game to overtime.
  • Allen had the better opportunities in overtime taking four shots to Tulsa's none before Allen's nemesis, Tyler Poulson scored the game winner at the 4:58 mark of overtime. Poulson had five points (3G, 2A) in the two games against his old team.
  • Not a surprise Allen was outshot in every period for a total of 47-33. Allen has been out shot in 15 of 16 games thus far this season.
  • Special teams fell Tulsa's way last night. Allen was 0-2 on the power play, Tulsa was 1-3.
  • The good news is Allen scored five even strength goals after scoring just one in the 5-4 win on Friday.


- Goal scorers for Allen were Kris Myllari (5), Ty Fournier (2), Spencer Asuchak (4), Matt Marcinew (8) and Colby McAuley (7). Here are the video highlights: 

- Here are the game recaps with all of the details from both teams:


- After a hectic schedule including six straight road games the Americans returned home last night taking five of six points this week, The team will have the day off today and will have some time to practice this week since they don't play until Friday against Utah. With so many new players and so little practice time recently this week will be very valuable to coach Costello.


- If Allen can get four points this week in its two home games against Utah (Friday) and Wichita (Saturday) the Americans will be right back in the playoff race. It won't be easy given Allen has not won a home game this season (0-5-0-0).  



 - Congrats to Spencer Asuchak who played in his 500th regular season game last night for the Allen Americans. He has also played in 99 playoff games for the Americans. Talk about dominating a stat, check this one out. Only 10 players in the history of the Allen Americans franchise have reached 200 regular season games played and all are household names:

  • 500 - Spencer Asuchak
  • 282 - Chad Costello
  • 247 - Tyler Ludwig
  • 238 - Jarret Lukin
  • 229 - Mike Berube
  • 228 - Gary Steffes
  • 222 - David Makowski
  • 215 - Brian McMillin
  • 213 - Eric Roy
  • 205 - Joel Chouinard
If Kris Myllari stays healthy he could be in the top five on this list by the end of this season.  

- Scoring stats worth noting:
  • Kris Myllari - Kris had goals in all three games this week and has points in nine of the last 10 games, a total of 14 points (5G, 9A).
  • Spencer Asuchak had points in all three games this week (2G, 2A). He has four goals in the last seven games.
  • Nolan Orzeck played in his first three games for Allen this week, had assists in all three.
  • Hank Crone has been back with the Allen Americans for six games and has points in all six. A total of 10 points (2g, 8A).

- In the Mountain Division last night Rapid City, Kansas City, Utah and Allen (OT) lost while Tulsa, Idaho and Wichita won. Here are the latest points percentages:
  • .875 - Idaho
  • .765 - Kansas City
  • .533 - Tulsa
  • .462 - Utah
  • .382 - Rapid City
  • .361 - Wichita
  • .344 - Allen

- The Americans had a successful week earning five of the possible six points and certainly fielded a stronger lineup with all of the recent acquisitions. What remains to be seen is whether this revamped lineup can become a better defensive team. In the Americans last six games they have given up 29 goals  (6,4,3,5,5,6) and average of 4.83 goals per game which is higher than the season long average of 4.75. The Americans are last in the league in shots allowed (44.88) and goals allowed (4.75). As a comparison Kansas City allows 19 fewer shots and 2.1 fewer goals per game than the Americans. If Allen's revamped lineup can't reduce the number of shots and goals allowed the Americans will not be able to compete against the top teams in the division. 
- Current points percentages and record for Allen's affiliates: 
Allen - .344 (5-10-1-0) last place Mountain Division
Belleville - .467 (6-7-1-1) 6th place in 7 team North Division
Ottawa - .500 (8-8-0-0) last place in Atlantic Division  
DID YOU KNOW: Two ECHL teams, Norfolk and Maine are averaging over 19 penalty minutes per game but six teams are averaging fewer than 10 penalty minutes per game. Here are the bottom six teams in average penalty minutes with points percentage in parenthesis. Some excellent teams on this list and some outside the playoffs.
7.53 - Kansas City (.765)
7.60 - Jacksonville (.533)
8.31 - Adirondack (.615)
9.08 - Utah (.462)
9.19 - Greenville (.875)
9.88 - Rapid City (.382)


  1. Barry - any word on what is going on with Chad B in Fort Wayne?

    1. I have no info why Chad left Fort Wayne other than the comment from the Komets it was for personal reasons. I can say with certainty any suggestion Allen was aware he would leave is totally false. The other false information I see on social media is Allen owes Fort Wayne future considerations as part of the trade. My reporting is this was a straight up trade, Chad Butcher for Joe Gatenby and William Provost.

    2. "I have no info why Chad left Fort Wayne " was all I needed - thank you

  2. “Thank you” was all anyone else needed.

  3. Butcher 13gp/6pts team veteran with an ailing Americans squad.
    Gatenby 12gp/3pts as a sophomore defenseman.
    Provost 5gp/5pts hardly any mileage with the E but producing right around 1pt per game thus far in his young pro career.
    Interesting trade when you break it down, especially with the CB news… feel like the trade could have been solid for both teams.
    Komets would have gotten a solid forward that could slot in up and down their lineup.
    Americans got what appears to be a solid defenseman in Gatenby, and a potential Hank Crone V2 in Provost.
    Now for the team to get healthy, shed some of the roster bloat caused by injuries, and hopefully see a Stef Fournier type signing round out the roster with some muscle.
    Play a high scoring and physical game… might turn things around, and if not the physicality will keep butts in seats anyways.