ALLEN, Texas – The Allen Americans continued the theme of bringing back the band on Tuesday with the recent re-signing of defenseman Cole Fraser, who will be returning for his second season with the Americans. Fraser played 36 games for Allen in 2019-20 and had eight points (4G, 4A). Even though Cole played in only 36 games his 84 penalty minutes ranked him second on the team and his six fighting majors led the Americans.
– Here is the Allen roster as it stands today with age in parenthesis:
Spencer Asuchak (28)
Corey Durocher (28)
Josh Lammon (25)
Braylon Shmyr (23)
Jared VanWormer (27)
Cody Corbett (26)
Les Lancaster (25)
Cole Fraser (20)
– Here are a couple of recent video interviews with former players Vincent Arseneau and Matt Register:
Other News and Notes
– The ECHL announced they have revised the anticipated start date to the 2020-21 season from October 16 to December 4. They still plan on a full 72 game schedule. Here is the press release: https://www.echl.com/en/news/2020/8/echl-announces-revised-start-date-to-2020-21-season
– Congrats to Spencer Asuchak and Cass Nelson who just became engaged. Spencer did it right proposing during a hot air balloon ride. Spencer tells me it was an amazing day and you can’t beat early morning balloon rides. No date has been set for the wedding but it will probably be next summer after the hockey season.
– Still no official word on Chad Costello signing to play in Germany (DEL) for the 2020-21 season. There have been rumors but nothing official. The DEL did announce this week they plan to start their season on November 13 compared to the just-announced revised date for the ECHL of December 4.
Did You Know?
How good was Chad Costello in the three seasons (2014-17) he played for the Allen Americans.
3 times ECHL scoring leader
3 times over 100 points
3 MVP awards (2 ECHL, 1 PHPA)
2 Kelly Cups
1 Kelly Cup MVP
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