Friday, July 23, 2010

Allen's Chris Whitley to announce his 2010-2011 Plans & CHL Schedule Release

Allen Americans Goalie Chris Whitley will be announcing at a team Open House Event on Saturday to officially announce where he will be playing the 2010-2011 season. The Americans goaile who was a first year pro was a corner-stone of a team that finished 2nd in the regular season. Then in the playoffs, the Americans beat the Laredo Bucks and the Odessa Jackalopes to win the Southern Conference Title before losing to the Rapid City Rush for the 2010 CHL Presidents Cup.

Chris Whitley Profile:

From the Allen Americans Website:

Chris Whitley, the Allen Americans Number One Goaltender last year, will be doing a live show Saturday, July 24, at the open house at the Allen Event Center. Whitley will call in at noon with Tommy Daniels, the voice of the Americans, and revel his plans for next year. Fans unable to attend the Open House can listen on the Internet at

The netminder had an exceptional rookie season with the Americans in 2009-2010. Whitley set three playoff records, won his first game played in the American Hockey League, earned numerous accolades and took the Americans all the way to the Ray Morin Presidents Cup Finals.

The Americans are partnering with the Tom Thumb Texas Stampede and Allen Event Center to host the Open House this Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Allen Event Center. Attendees will be able to win an Americans Jersey by 2002 Stanley Cup Champion and Americans Owner/President Steve Duchesne, as well as the Tom Thumb Texas Stampede Prize Packages. They will be free popcorn and bounce houses. Available seats for the 2010/2011 season, as well as Stampede two day event, will be tagged and available for purchase.

Season tickets for Allen's second season are on sale now. Ticket Prices start as low as $9 a game with free parking at Allen Event Center. For more info, call 972-912-1000.

2010-2011 CHL Schedule

The League will reveal the schedule for the 2010-2011 season in the new look Central Hockey League on Friday as the league has grown from 15-to-18 with the CHL/IHL Merger and will be slightly increased from 64-to-66 games this season.

The Official names of the Conferences will be named after legends of the two leagues.

Here's a reminder of the Conferences with 2 Conferences of 9 teams each.

Northern Conference
Bloomington Prairie Thunder
Colorado Eagles
Dayton Gems
Evansville Icemen
Ft. Wayne Komets
Missouri Mavericks
Quad City Mallards
Rapid City Rush
Wichita Thunder

Southern Conference
Allen Americans
Arizona Sundogs
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs
Laredo Bucks
Mississippi Riverkings
Odessa Jackalopes
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
Texas Brahmas
Tulsa Oilers

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