Expansion Club Announces Team Name; Unveils Logo
The Central Hockey League’s (CHL) newest franchise announced today their team name and introduced their team logo and colors. They will now be known as the Allen Americans and their team colors will be red, blue and white.
The addition of the team and the introduction of their ownership group was announced on April 15th, 2009. The principal owners and operators of the Americans are Douglas H. Miller and former NHL star Steve Duchesne (Top Shelf, LLC). The team will begin play this October and will call the Allen Event Center (capacity – 6,275) home with the opening of the building scheduled for early November.
“The logo and name represent our ties with the City of Allen and Collin County who incorporate the same theme and colors in their identity, and ties in with the Lone Star State,” said Steve Duchesne, Allen Americans president. “And not to be overlooked, the star also represents our relationship as the CHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars.”
The logo features the letter ‘A’ entrenched in a silver and white star, all featured in front of a red and blue shield with the name Allen Americans located at the top of the shield.
“We are very impressed with the choice of the name and logo of the Americans,” said Duane Lewis, CHL Commissioner. “It fits very well with the patriotism of this area, and the logo and colors are representative of this pride and of the state of Texas.”
The Americans are planning other team announcements for the very near future including the team’s head coach and the announcement of other staff members. More information about the Americans can be found on www.allenamericans.com.