|33px 2014–15 ECHL season|
|Home arena||Allen Event Center|
Red, Blue, White
|Owner(s)||Steven Brothers Sports Management|
|General manager||Steve Martinson|
|Head coach||Steve Martinson|
San Jose Sharks (NHL)|
Worcester Sharks (AHL)
|Regular season titles||2 (2010–11, 2012–13)|
|Division Championships||3 (2009–10, (2010-11, (2014-15)|
|Conference Championships||4 (2009–10, 2012–13, 2013-14, 2014-15)|
|Ray Miron President's Cup||2 (2012–13, 2013-14)|
The Allen Americans is an ice hockey team headquartered at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas, which currently plays in the ECHL. The team was founded in 2009 at the Central Hockey League, and played for five seasons winning twice the Ray Miron President's Cup before the league folded in 2014, forcing a move to the ECHL in the 2014-15 season. Currently, the Americans are affiliated with the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks and the American Hockey League's Worcester Sharks.
On April 15, 2009, the Central Hockey League announced an expansion team for Allen, to begin play in the 2009–10 season. The new team was owned by EXCO Resources chairman Douglas H. Miller and former NHL defenseman Steve Duchesne. That same day, the team announced an affiliation with the NHL Dallas Stars. Through this affiliation, they will also affiliate with the Austin-based AHL Texas Stars.
On April 27, 2009, the ownership group unveiled the team's name, logo, and colors.
Prior to the Americans third season, on September 1, 2011, it was announced that the Americans signed a one-year affiliation deal with the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and by extension the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. This agreement officially made the Americans affiliates of the Avalanche after having a working relationship with the Monsters over the previous two years. This affiliation is no longer in place as Colorado and Lake Erie are now affiliated with the Denver organization.
On May 4, 2012, the Allen Americans announced that former Dallas Stars Mike Modano, Craig Ludwig, and Ed Belfour partnered up to become minority owners. Shortly after the Allen Americans announced that they would not retain GM and Head Coach Dwight Mullins, along with Associate Coach Bill McDonald. Richard Matvichuk was announced as the Assistant General Manager and Defensive Coach.
On May 11, 2013 the Allen Americans won the Ray Miron President's Cup for the first time in front of a sold out crowd. After falling behind 2-0 in the first two periods of game 7 against the Wichita Thunder, Allen scored 2 third period goals to tie the game. In overtime, Todd Robinson scored the winner to give Allen their first championship win.
On May 10, 2014, the Allen Americans became only the third CHL team to win back-to-back Ray Miron President's Cup championships, and the first since the Memphis RiverKings achieved the feat in 2003. Allen scored 4 2nd period goals to defeat the Denver Cutthroats 5-2, winning the finals series 4 games to 1 in front of a sold out crowd.
On October 7, 2014, soon before the 2014-15 Central Hockey League season was set to begin, it was announced that the Central Hockey League ceased operations and the Americans, along with the Brampton Beast, Quad City Mallards, Missouri Mavericks, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder, were all approved the expansion membership application into the ECHL for the 2014-15 season. On October 14, 2014, the Allen Americans announced that they have become the ECHL affiliates for the San Jose Sharks.
The Americans finished its inaugural ECHL season atop the Central Division which encompassed the former CHL members, having the third best overall regular season performance and the best offense in the league, with 192 goals. During the playoffs, they beat both the Tulsa Oilers and Rapid City Rush to reach the Western Conference Finals. Against the Ontario Reign, the Americans won the first game but lost the following three, being forced to win the following three games to clinch the series. They were the fifth team in ECHL postseason history to win a series after trailing 3 games to 1, and the first to advance for the Kelly Cup Finals in their inaugural ECHL season since the Idaho Steelheads in 2004. The adversary is the South Carolina Stingrays.
At the opening weekend of the 2010 season the Americans introduced their mascot, Biscuit the American Bulldog.
Central Hockey League
|2009–10||64||42||17||5||89||210||183||1,229||2nd in Southern|
|2010–11||66||47||16||3||97||271||211||1,184||Berry Conference Regular Season Champions|
|2011–12||66||39||18||9||87||212||175||1,336||2nd in Berry Conference|
|2012–13||66||39||18||9||87||210||176||1,571||Berry Conference Regular Season Champions|
|2013–14||66||39||22||5||83||249||214||1,498||3rd in Berry Conference|
|2014–15||72||48||14||6||106||292||203||1,644||1st in Central|
Central Hockey League
|2010||20||10||6||4||56||49||301||Lost 4-2 in Ray Miron President's Cup|
|2011||13||7||6||0||46||40||122||Lost 4-1 in Berry Conference Finals|
|2012||6||2||4||0||16||17||108||Lost 4-2 in Berry Conference Semi-Finals|
|2013||19||12||6||1||65||50||363||Won 4-3 to become Ray Miron President's Cup Champions|
|2014||17||12||4||2||63||40||214||Won 4-1 to become Ray Miron President's Cup Champions|
|2015||18||12||6||0||67||51||322||Won Western Conference, Kelly Cup finals TBD|
- "CHL Introduces Allen, Texas Franchise". Central Hockey League. April 15, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2009.
- "Americans announce new NHL/AHL affiliation". Allen Americans. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- "Americans still share affiliation with the Dallas stars organization". Facebook. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- "Americans Bring Back McDonald in Advisory Role". Allen Americans. May 21, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
- "Americans make changes at the top". Allen Americans. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012.
- "CHL Clubs Join ECHL for 2014-15 Season". Central Hockey League. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- "ECHL Accepts Seven Members". ECHL. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Welcome to the show: Postseason underway as Americans gun for another title
- ALLEN CLAIMS BRUCE TAYLOR TROPHY AS WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
- Allen, Reign o’er Ontario: Americans bound for ECHL Finals after dramatic series comeback
- "Allen Americans roster". Allen Americans. Retrieved April 1, 2015.