Allen, Texas—The Allen Americans came off a 4-2 lost to the Arizona Sundogs last night and tonight, they won their game against the Fort Worth Brahmas 4-2. Jarret Lukin, Anthony Maiani, Brian McMillin, and Adam Pineault all scored for the Americans.
Aaron Dell made the start in goal for the Americans; it was his ninth game of the season as starter Steve Silverthorn was taking a rest. He saved 25 out of the 27 shots he faced. Ben Fogal of the Brahmas made 21 saves on the 25 shots he faced.
Both teams had some quality chances in the first period as the Americans struck first at the 7:36 mark. Lukin scored a beauty of a goal, benefiting from a pass by Pineault as he slapped it past goaltender Brad Fogal, who was starting in net for the Brahmas.
Then with 49.9 left in the first period, the Americans took a 2-0 lead with a goal by Anthony Maiani, which was his 6th goal of the season as Brad Fogal couldn’t control the puck as it went top left corner.
Both teams went 0 for 3 on the power play. The Brahmas had an 11-8 edge in shots.
Dell came up big when the Americans were down a player when Darryl Bootland went to the box for hooking. Then at the 5:12 mark, Jake Morley deflected a Nick Schneider slap shot into the back of the net as the Brahmas cut the Allen deficit. That was Morley’s 1st goal of the season.
The Americans finally capitalized on power play to take a 3-1 lead. The goal was scored by McMillin, HIS 6th goal of the season.
Later in the period, Shawn Szydlowski notched the goal on a pretty pass from Austin Mayer, who passed it from behind the net as the Brahmas cut the lead to 3-2; that was Szydlowski’s 3rd goal of the season.
The Americans went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Brahmas went 0 for 4 on the power play. The Brahmas had a 22-16 advantage in shots through two periods of play.
Allen Americans Kip Brennan went down hard as he hit the goalpost and spun down on the ice, holding onto his ankle or knee. Then Jamie Schaasfma took a penalty shot and Fogal was up to the task, stopping the puck with his pad. The Americans rebuilt their two-goal lead at 5:45 into the period as Pineault made it 4-2 with an unassisted goal; his 5th goal of the season.
The Brahmas tried to answer back with Phil Fox in front of the net as Mike Berube covered the goal as Dell was down. The Brahmas made one final push but Dell made three unbelievable saves as the Americans held on for the 4-2 win, snapping their two-game winning streak.
The Americans went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Brahmas went 0 for 4 on the power play. The Brahmas had a 27-26 edge in shots on goal in the game.
Starting lineup for the Americans
Goalie Aaron Dell
Defense Trevor Ludwig and Jamie Schaasfma
Forwards Anthony Maiani, Jason Deitsch and Darryl Bootland
3 STARS OF THE GAME
- Adam Pineault
- Anthony Maiani
- Jarret Lukin
Up Next The Americans host Denver on Friday December 7th at 7:05 pm.