Today here at Blackout Dallas, we had an eventful day with the Allen Americans as the practice before their game against the Fort Worth Brahmas and a radio show at the team sponsor, Renegade Cigars in Richardson, Texas. As all American fans know now, the Americans are currently riding a 7 game win streak and this team is looking to bring a first ever championship. The Americans were practicing at the Allen Community Ice Rink and on the ice were newcomers Alex Penner and Kale Kerbashian, practicing with the team. As I found out today from the Americans, Penner will be making his debut tomorrow while Kerbashian will make his debut on Saturday as he is currently recovering from a groin injury. They were working on passing drills, one on one drill, power play drills and trying to get the puck of their zone when the pressure is in the defensive zone.
After the practice, I caught up with the head coach of the Americans, Steve Martinson on his thoughts against the Fort Worth Brahmas and what they were working on.
“Well you know they lost some players, some of their guys left to go to the other league so you know they are going to be a little short man and we got to make sure that we don’t take them lightly. We know that they lost a couple of their top defenseman and it’s going to be a game that we’re not to concern about.”
The team looked ready and pumped after practice but what really made the day interesting was their live radio show at Renegade Cigars where new comer Kale Kerbashian and Aaron Dell talked to the fans about the lockout and much more. Even I was able to ask some of the players about their winning streak and other stuff.
After the radio show, I caught up with Aaron Dell, who said he will start in net tomorrow against the Brahmas, about the series with them tomorrow and Saturday night.
“They are always a tough team to play against. They work really hard and we just got to come out and play our game. We have been doing really well against them lately with just the style of play we had against them. We just got to come out and do the small things, to play a full 60 minutes this time.”