Monday, September 25, 2017

Getting to Know Allen Americans Captain Joel Chouinard

ALLEN, TX - One of my goals before the start of training camp was to sit down with team captain Joel Chouinard and get to know him better both personally and professionally. I had the opportunity to do that a couple of days ago and came away very impressed.

Five Americans Headed to Barracuda Camp, Critical Dates & Reflections

ALLEN, TX - A couple of documents fans have been waiting for were released yesterday, that being the ECHL critical dates and the San Jose Barracuda training camp schedule and roster.

Allen Fanfest, Makowski & Moore on NHL Camp and More

ALLEN, TX - I want to start off by thanking everyone for all of the birthday wishes. To receive so many messages by email, phone calls, texts and on social media made turning 70 quite enjoyable.

Time to Watch the NHL & AHL, College vs. Pros & a Milestone Birthday

ALLEN, TX - With the official start of training camps around the ECHL just over a week away (September 29,) it is important for all ECHL fans to keep informed on what is happening at their NHL & AHL affiliates training camps.

San Jose Sends Eleven to Barracuda Camp

ALLEN, TX - The San Jose Sharks trimmed their training camp roster by 13 players yesterday. That took the training camp roster from 55 players to 42 players.

Measuring the Grit and Toughness of the 2017-18 Allen Americans

ALLEN, TX - Yesterday, I made an attempt to look at the current Allen Americans roster (17 players signed and announced) and the roster from last season as it relates to scoring and pointed out why the numbers don't tell all.

Why the 2017-18 Allen Americans Will Have Enough Firepower

ALLEN, TX - When I talk to Allen fans about the upcoming season, one comment I hear from almost everyone is how Steve Martinson will replace all of the offense represented by the players that will not be returning.

Possible Training Camp Scenarios, Plus ECHL News & Notes

ALLEN, TX - The hockey season is officially here as the San Jose Sharks training camp got underway Friday. The AHL and ECHL training camps will follow in sequence.

Allen Adds Veteran Aubin to 2017-18 Roster

ALLEN, TX - Another piece of the puzzle fell into place yesterday as the Allen Americans announced the signing of veteran forward Mathieu Aubin.

Gary Steffes Post Script, Plus Other News & Notes

ALLEN, TX - As a follow-up to the story about the retirement of Gary Steffes, I heard from many Allen and Gary Steffes fans that wanted to thank him and tell him how much he will be missed and tell him what an inspiration he is to so many