Allen Americans

ice hockey team

The Allen Americans are an American professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2009 in the Central Hockey League (CHL). The team plays in the ECHL. They play their home games in Allen, Texas at Credit Union of Texas Event Center. They are the ECHL affiliate for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are also the affiliates for the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Allen Americans
CityAllen, Texas
Founded2009 (in the CHL)
Home arenaCredit Union of Texas Event Center
ColoursRed, white, navy
General managerChad Costello
Head coachChad Costello
AffiliatesOttawa Senators (NHL)
Belleville Senators (AHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
2009–presentAllen Americans
Regular season titles2 (2010–11, 2012–13)
Division titles3 (2009–10, 2010–11, 2014–15)
Conference titles5 (2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16)
Ray Miron President's Cup2 (2012–13, 2013–14)
Kelly Cups2 (2014–15, 2015–16)

During their time in the CHL, the Allen Americans would win two Ray Miron President's Cups. Their first would come in 2013 and 2014. This made them the very last winners of the trophy.[1][2]

In 2014, the CHL would end up going out of business. In October 2014, the Americans, Brampton Beast, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder would all be accepted as new teams in the ECHL.[3]

On October 24, 2014, the Allen Americans would play their first game in the ECHL. They would be defeated by the Tulsa Oilers 9–6.[4]

The team would be successful during the 2014–15 season. They finished with 48 wins, 14 losses, and 106 points and would make it all the way to the Kelly Cup finals. They would win their first Kelly Cup after defeating the South Carolina Stingrays four games to three.[5] The next year, the Americans would once again make it to the Kelly Cup Finals. They would win their second Cup in a row when they would defeat the Wheeling Nailers four games to two.[6]

On August 24, 2022, the Americans and the Ottawa Senators announced their affiliation.[7] The Americans were formerly the affiliates of the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild,[8] and the Seattle Kraken.[9]


  1. "Americans capture CHL championship". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  2. "Consider their title defended: Allen Americans finish off Denver, repeat as CHL champions". Star Local Media. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  3. "ECHL Accepts Seven New Members". ECHL. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  4. "Tulsa Oilers @ Allen Americans - October 24, 2014". ECHL. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  5. "Allen Americans win ECHL championship with 6-1 Game 7 victory". The Hockey News. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  6. "A Look Back at Allen's Last Championship, Six Years Ago Today, With Chad Costello and Aaron Gens". Allen Americans. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  7. "Americans sign new affiliation". Allen Americans. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  8. "Americans announce affiliation with Minnesota Wild". ECHL. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  9. "Americans enter affiliation agreement with Seattle Kraken". ECHL. Retrieved February 7, 2024.

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