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January 13, 2018
AMERICANS THUMP OILERS 7-2
Tulsa suffers setback after Friday’s 5-3 win, as Allen gets revenge Saturday at the BOK Center.
TULSA, OK – The Allen Americans scored four first period goals on their way to a 7-2 win Saturday over the Tulsa Oilers at the BOK Center.
Olivier Archambault scored his first of two first period goals 1:29 into the game to put Allen ahead early 1-0. Gary Steffes made it 2-0 at 8:08 of the frame, before Archambault and Joel Chouinard added late power play goals to increase the Americans lead to 4-0 after one.
Eric Roy tallied the third Allen power play goal 4:14 into the second period to make it 5-0, and later in the frame, Miles Liberati tipped a shot into the net for the sixth Americans goal. The Oilers answered 23 seconds later, when Charlie Sampair fired home a one-timer, but Tulsa trailed 6-1 after 40 minutes.
Steffes added a second goal in the third period to extend Allen’s advantage to 7-1, before Conner Bleackley gave Tulsa a late goal in garbage time to complete the scoring. Stephon Williams stopped 33 of 35 shots in the win, while Jake Hildebrand made 16 saves on 21 shots in the loss, and Devin Williams stopped 17 of 19 in 35:46 of relief.
The Oilers head to Allen Monday afternoon to finish off the weekend series at 1:05pm at the Allen Event Center. Catch all the action on The Sports Animal (99.9FM/1550AM), www.tulsaoilers.com or ECHL.TV, with coverage starting at 12:45pm.