It is get away day for the Allen Americans as they will practice this morning and then depart for Rapid City this evening. The bus is scheduled to leave at 8:00 p.m. The Americans will play the Rush on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Had a chance to talk to coach Martinson yesterday afternoon and he confirmed that Rylan Schwartz has been added to the Allen roster after completing the season in Worcester (AHL). Rylan played 22 games with Allen during the regular season and had 20 points before being recalled to Worcester. He will meet the team in Rapid City and will be in the line up on Thursday. The other possible roster change will not take place. Martinson confirmed that Aaron Dell will not be added to the Americans roster for the remainder of the playoffs.

There was one game in the ECHL last night as Ontario beat Utah 6-2 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Pacific Division finals. The series now shifts to Utah for the next three games which take place Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.There are two playoff games tonight in the ECHL with Florida, who is trailing 0-2, at South Carolina and Toledo who is leading 2-0 at Fort Wayne.

Clockwise from top left Kelsey, Raven, Hilary, Rose & Stephanie

It has been mentioned many times what an amazing job Stephanie Di Biase-Wheat and the entire Ice Angel team does for the Allen Americans. The Allen Ice Angels are the best in the business. They are as talented and professional as you will see anywhere in sports at the minor or major league level. The 2015 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader auditions are in full swing and five Ice Angels have made it through the preliminaries and semi-finals which took place this past weekend.  Panel interviews and finals are this weekend. Congratulations to Hilary, Kelsey, Raven, Rose and Stephanie and best of luck this weekend.

DID YOU KNOW: Riley Gill had four shutouts during the 2013 Kelly Cup playoffs which ranks him second all time trailing only Maxime Gingras who had five in 1999. Riley was named playoff MVP as he led the Reading Royals to the Kelly Cup. His 2013 playoff record was 13-3-1, his GAA was 1.91 and his save percentage was .930.

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