GLENDALE, AZ (May 11, 2013) – The Central Hockey League’s (CHL) Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals concluded on Saturday night at the Allen Event Center with the Allen Americans erasing a 2-0 third period deficit to defeat the Wichita Thunder in overtime by a 3-2 score. The win marks the first franchise title for the Americans who became just the eighth CHL team to win both the regular season and post-season title in the same season.
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Allen, TX (May 7th) – For the second straight time in the Allen Event Center, the Americans (11-6) used a second period run to pull away from Wichita (10-3), winning 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Andrew Martens recorded his second goal of the playoffs and the only tally for Wichita. The series will move back to Wichita on Friday night with the Americans claiming its first lead of the series up three games to two.
Wichita, KS – A warm Sunday afternoon in Kansas was the setting for a pivotal game four of the Central Hockey League finals between the Allen Americans and Wichita Thunder.
The Thunder defeated Allen 5-2, to take the two games to one series lead in the best-of-seven series Saturday night, continuing the trend of each game in this series being decided by a three goal margin.
Allen, TX (May 2nd) – Wichita (9-1) dropped its first game of the post-season on Thursday night, losing Game 2 of the CHL Finals 5-2 at the hands of the Allen Americans (9-5) at the Allen Event Center. The series is even at one as the two teams will head to Wichita for the next two. RG Flath and Nathan Lutz scored for the Thunder while Torrie Jung suffered his first loss of the post-season. The two teams combined for 164 minutes in penalties and 52 infractions. Game 3 will take place on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. at INTRUST Bank Arena.
Allen, TX (April 30) – Wichita (9-0) jumped out to a two-goal lead and never looked back, taking Game 1 of the Ray Miron President’s Cup Finals over the Allen Americans (8-5) by the final of 4-1. Todd Griffith added a pair of goals while Les Reaney tallied two helpers in the victory. The Thunder increase its playoff winning streak to nine games and set a new CHL Playoff record. Wichita takes a 1-0 series lead with Game 2 taking place on Thursday night.
GLENDALE, AZ (April 30, 2013) – The Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals gets underway tonight in Allen where the Bud Poile Governors’ Cup Champion Allen Americans host the undefeated in post-season play Wichita Thunder.
Get all the news and information you need to be ready for Game 1 of the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals tonight!
The American Hockey League have begin their playoffs as 16 teams will fight to hoist the Calder Cup.
Several CHL alumnus are playing in the AHL’s post-season including numerous players that started this season in the CHL.
Allen has a trio of players that were on their opening day roster in the CHL that have made their way to the AHL and now find themselves in that post-season.
What pedigrees to have brothers not only make it to professional sports together but to get to play for a Championship together?
The Allen Americans are blessed to have a third of their defense covered with the solid defensive genes of the Ludwig family. Tyler and Trevor Ludwig have been manning the Americans blue line all year and have been doing an outstanding job helping lead one of the top defensive units in the CHL.
This Date in Playoff History (April 26, 2009)
The Colorado Eagles scored four times in the third period to defeat the Mississippi RiverKings 5-2 in Game 6 of their Conference Finals series winning the series four games to one and advancing to the CHL Finals to take on the Texas Brahmas. Colorado jumped out to a 3-0 series lead versus the RiverKings before Mississippi had back-to-back six goal outbursts to send the series back to Colorado for a Game 6. Current Wichita forward Matt Summers was a member of that RiverKings squad.
Fans of the Allen Americans know what they have in forward and team Captain Jason Deitsch as he is a player that compete at such a high level on every shift.
Fans of the opposing teams know what their clubs have to go against when Deitsch is lined up against them, a player who will do whatever it takes to win hockey games.
In what was a tough regular season, Wichita forward Les Reaney has seemingly found his groove in the playoffs. He prepares as the Thunder get ready to take on the Allen Americans in the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals with Game 1 on Tuesday, April 30 in Allen.
Reaney is no stranger to the CHL Finals and in fact, it was against Allen that he and the Rapid City Rush hoisted the Cup with a thrilling Game 6 double overtime win.
Press Release: centralhockeyleague.com – The 2013 CHL Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals is set with the Bud Poile Governors’ Cup champion Allen Americans and the Wichita Thunder facing off in a best-of-7 series that gets underway on Tuesday, April 30 at the Allen Event Center.
The Americans earn home ice in the series thanks to finishing one point ahead of the Thunder during the regular season. The two clubs finished one, two in the standings with Allen boasting a 39-18-9 mark and Wichita finishing the season with a 39-19-8 mark.
Press Release: allenamericans.com – The Allen Americans open the Presidents’ Cup Finals on Tuesday, April 30th against the Wichita Thunder, 7:05 pm at Allen Event Center.
This is the second time in franchise history the Americans have advanced to the League Championship Series. Allen lost in six games to the Rapid City Rush in 2010.
Press Release: missourimavericks.com – Andrew Courtney recorded a hat-trick and the Missouri Mavericks dominated Game 6 of the Central Hockey League (CHL) Semifinals, 6-2, over the Allen Americans Monday night at Allen Event Center.
Mavericks’ forward Kenton Miller added two goals and Colt King registered three assists for the Mavericks who forced Game 7 with their second straight victory.
Press Release: centralhockeyleague.com - This Date in Playoff History (April 22, 2010)
The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs took a 2-1 series lead in the Presidents’ Cup Finals against Laredo thanks to a 23-save performance by Ken Carroll earning the 1-0 shutout victory. Forbes MacPherson scored the game winning goal for the ‘Bugs in the third period but Laredo would rally to win Game’s 5, 6 and 7 to win the Cup.