Your Allen Americans of the ECHL announced today that their preseason game, originally scheduled for Friday, October 17th against the Tulsa Oilers, has been moved to Tuesday, October 14th at 7:05 pm at Allen Event Center.

The ECHL regular season begins on Friday, October 17th, so the game needed to be rescheduled to fall in line with the close of training camps, as well as the finalizing of both teams’ rosters.

All tickets for Tuesday night’s preseason game are only $10.00 each. Purchase them today at or call 972-912-1000. Season Ticket Holders can purchase their reserved seats by clicking on this

All fans that purchased the October 17th preseason game through Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded for their purchase within the next 7-10 business days. Americans Season Ticket Holders that had previously purchased the October 17thpreseason game will be given the option in the very near future to move their funds to one of three additional regular season home games that will be added to the schedule soon. They will also have the option to purchase the other games at their season ticket pricing per game.

The Americans will open their sixth training camp, first as a member of the ECHL, on Saturday, October 11th at Allen Event Center Community Rink. Americans Head Coach, Steve Martinson, will be on the ice for his third camp as bench boss. The complete training camp roster is listed below. All training camp sessions are free and open to fans and media unless noted below.

For further information on training camp, contact the Allen Americans Media Relations office at 972-912-1026.

The Allen Americans will host a Season Ticket Holder pickup on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Allen Event Center. The team will practice that day from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the main ice.

The 2014-2015 training camp roster includes some familiar names returning to Allen; Brian McMillin, Jamie Schaafsma, Willie Yanakeff, Garrett Clarke, along with Trevor and Tyler Ludwig. The Americans welcome newcomers Kevin Young, Jeremy Beaudry, Aaron Gens and John Ryder on defense. Up front, forwards Gary Steffes, Geoff Irwin, Chad Costello, Travis Ouellette, Sy Nutkevitch, Andrew Hamburg, Jesse Messier, Brett Lyon and Devin Di-Diomete.  The Americans have three goalies on the roster headed into camp, Raphael Girard, Riley Gill, and the aforementioned Willie Yanakeff.

2014 Allen Americans Training Camp Schedule

Tuesday, October 14, Pre-Season Game vs. Tulsa 7:05 pm –Allen Event Center (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 15, 10:00 am -12:00 pm – Allen Community Rink

Thursday, October 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Allen Community Rink

Friday, October 17, Red vs. White scrimmage 7:00 pm – Allen Event Center (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Saturday, October 18, Season Ticket Holder pickup, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm





October 7, 2014

CHICAGO – The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the League’s Board of Governors has approved the Membership applications of the Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder for admission to the ECHL. 

The seven expansion teams will begin play in the ECHL this season, giving the League 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season of operation, which begins on Friday, Oct. 17 and runs through Saturday, April 11. 

The applicants were approved at a special meeting of the ECHL Board of Governors in Chicago on Tuesday. 

“The ECHL is very pleased to welcome these new Members to the League,” said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. “These additions strengthen our base in the center of the country and give the ECHL, for the first time, a true national presence. It expands our ability to act as a development league and more closely aligns our number of teams with both the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League. 

“There will be logistical challenges in the short term, however, in the long term, it is certainly in the best interest of the ECHL, the new Members and minor-league hockey in general,” McKenna added. 

Updates to the 2014-15 ECHL playing schedule, divisional alignment and the format for the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be released at a later date. 

About the ECHL

Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 21 teams in 14 states for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter.


Your Back-to-Back Champion Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club will be hosting a Select-a-Seat & Meet-n-Greet tomorrow Saturday, September 27th at Allen Event Center from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Fans of all ages are welcome to attend this event as the Americans will have seats tagged for guests to “Test Drive” for the upcoming 14-15 season. Plans start as low as $154 a seat for 11-games. And best of all, YOU PICK THE GAMES! Enjoy free popcorn and $1 sodas/bottled water. While there, meet a couple of current Americans Players and get an autograph from noon-1pm. Don’t delay as the regular season banner raising home opener is on Friday October 24th. All fans attending should enter through the Americans Team Store at Allen Event Center across from Kelly’s Bar. Log on to for all team information. GO RED!

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Allen Americans Win 2014 Ray Miron Presidents' Cup

Allen Americans Win 2014 CHL Championship
Allen Takes Back-to-Back Titles; Jamie Schaafsma Named Playoff MVP

GLENDALE, AZ (May 10, 2014) – The Central Hockey League’s (CHL) Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals concluded on Saturday night at the Allen Event Center just one day shy of the same result from a year ago, a championship for the Allen Americans.  Last year on May 11, the Americans won their first Presidents’ Cup and on May 10, 2014, the Americans become just the third team to repeat as CHL Champions thanks to a four games to one series win over the Denver Cutthroats.

2014 Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals (best-of-7)
Denver Cutthroats (2) vs. Allen Americans (3)
Game 1 – CUTTHROATS 5, Americans 4
Game 2 – Americans 5, CUTTHROATS 4 (2OT) 
Game 3 – AMERICANS 3, Cutthroats 1 
Game 4 – AMERICANS 4, Cutthroats 3 (OT)
Game 5 – AMERICANS 5, Cutthroats 2

The Americans win their second championship in their third Finals appearance (2013 won against Wichita and 2010 lost to Rapid City), while the Cutthroats fall in their first ever Finals appearance. 

The Cutthroats won Game 1 in the series before watching the Americans win four straight games to take the Cup.  The clinching game was a 5-2 Allen win in Game 5 where the Americans scored four times in the second period to gain an insurmountable lead.

The series featured just the third double overtime game in CHL Finals history (Game 2) and it also was just the ninth CHL Finals to have two games decided in overtime of any fashion (Game 2 and Game 4, both wins by Allen).
In the final game, Kale Kerbashian scored two goals and had an assist and Bryan Pitton stopped 27 of 29 shots in net leading Allen to the Game 5 win.  

Allen forward Jamie Schaafsma was named the 2014 CHL Playoff Most Valuable Player after leading his team with 20 points (10-10-20) in the playoffs and leading his team with nine points (6-3=9) in the Finals including the game winning goal in the double overtime thriller in Game 2.  Schaafsma, a native of Blenheim, Ontario, scored goals in four of the five games in the Finals and had multiple-goal efforts in Game’s 1 and 2.  

Allen Head Coach Steve Martinson wins his second CHL title and his eighth championship overall (five with San Diego of the WCHL, one with Rockford of the UHL and two with Allen).

The Americans join the Wichita Thunder (1994, 1995) and the Memphis RiverKings (2002, 2003) as the only other CHL clubs to win back-to-back titles and did so by defeating the Brampton Beast in five games in the Opening Round and then earning their way to the Finals with a seven game series win over the Quad City Mallards, a series they trailed 3-2 at one point before winning Game’s 6 and 7.  Allen finished third in the standings during the regular season with a 39-22-5 record (83 points).

CHL Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Champions
2014 – Allen Americans
2013 – Allen Americans
2012 – Fort Wayne Komets
2011 – Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
2010 – Rapid City Rush
2009 – Texas Brahmas
2008 – Arizona Sundogs
2007 – Colorado Eagles
2006 – Laredo Bucks
2005 – Colorado Eagles
2004 – Laredo Bucks
2003 – Memphis RiverKings
2002 – Memphis RiverKings
2001 – Oklahoma City Blazers 
2000 – Indianapolis Ice
1999 – Huntsville Channel Cats
1998 – Columbus Cottonmouths 
1997 – Fort Worth Fire
1996 – Oklahoma City Blazers
1995 – Wichita Thunder
1994 – Wichita Thunder
1993 – Tulsa Oilers

CHL Playoff Most Valuable Player
2014 – Jamie Schaafsma, Allen Americans
2013 – Brian McMillin, Allen Americans
2012 – Mike Vaskivuo, Fort Wayne Komets
2011 – Jeff Kyrzakos, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
2010 – Les Reaney, Rapid City Rush
2009 – Jason Deitsch, Texas Brahmas
2008 – Rob McVicar, Arizona Sundogs
2007 – Greg Pankewicz, Colorado Eagles
2006 – Jeff Bes, Laredo Bucks
2005 – Chris Hartsburg, Colorado Eagles
2004 – David Guerrera, Laredo Bucks
2003 – Kahlil Thomas, Memphis RiverKings
2002 – Don Parsons, Memphis RiverKings
2001 – Rod Branch, Oklahoma City Blazers 
2000 – Jamie Morris, Indianapolis Ice 
1999 – Derek Puppa, Huntsville Channel Cats 
1998 – Mike Martens, Columbus Cottonmouths 
1997 – Steve Plouffe, Fort Worth Fire
1996 – Jean-Ian Filiatrault, Oklahoma City Blazers
1995 – Ron Handy, Wichita Thunder
1994 – Ron Handy, Wichita Thunder
1993 – Tony Fiore, Tulsa Oilers