Losing Streak Hits Seven With Shootout Loss, Game Recap, Martinson’S Comments, Comparing This Season To Last, Blowing Leads At Home And More | Allen Americans Hockey Club

– Here is the game recap issued by the Wichita Thunder: https://www.wichitathunder.com/news/press-release/thunder-wins-see-saw-battle-vs-allen.html[2]


– I had the chance to touch base with coach Martinson after the game and while he did say there were some positives to build on from the game he was not happy with the outcome. Here are a few of the printable comments:

“That game was tough to take. We keep shooting ourselves in the foot.”

“We keep making avoidable mistakes that lead to goals.”

“We are not playing a very intellectual game.”

“We are struggling with basic hockey concepts.”

“We keep taking dumb penalties and many of them are right in front of the referee.”

“Sometimes what is more painful than the actual penalties is the manner we take them. We don’t consider where and when we takes penalties. Too many times they are right in front of the referee which adds insult to injury.”

– The Americans headed back to Allen immediately after the game. They will have a few days to prepare for two games against Tulsa this weekend. They will play in Allen on Friday and Tulsa on Saturday.


– One of the many statistics that are out of the norm for the Americans this season is their record when scoring first. Allen has been one of the best teams in the ECHL when scoring the first goal of the game. The Americans record since joining the ECHL when scoring first (prior to this season) is 127-16-6-5 for a winning percentage of a jaw dropping .820. This season Allen has scored the first goal six times with a record of 3-2-0-1 for a winning percentage of .538.

– It is hard to believe 20% of the season is already in the books for the Allen Americans and the hole they are going to have to dig themselves out of is still getting deeper. Here are the Mountain Division point standings with games played in parentheses:

17 points – Kansas City (10 games played)
17 points – Utah (11 games)
16 points – Tulsa (11 games)
14 points – Rapid City (13 games)
12 points – Idaho (14 games)
11 points – Wichita (10 games)
8 points – Allen (14 games)

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