J.C. Campagna scored the game-winner with with 1:14 left in regulation to give the Allen Americans a 5-4 win over the Rush on Wednesday night at he Rushmore Plaza Civic Center,.
Andrew Radjenovic and Stephen Hrehoriak each scored their first goals for the Rush, with Hrehoriak doing so in his debut with the team, but it wasn;t enough.
Allen struck first in the contest as Thomas Frazee followed up a rebound with a quick backhander by Rush net-minder Christian Frey to give the Americans a 1-0 lead with 5:36 gone by in the game (Brian Moore got the only assist).
Moments later, on their first power play of the night, Gustav Bouramman's shot was deflected by Andrew Radjenovic by Allen goalie Jake Paterson, tying the game at 1-1 on his first goal with the Rush with 10:26 left in the first period (Bouramman had the lone assist).
In the second period, Hrehoriak broke the deadlock and gave the Rush their first lead of the game. With 8:53 gone by in the second, Shaquille Merasty intercepted a pass and fired a shot that was stopped by Paterson, but Hrehoriak got the rebound behind Paterson to give the Rush a 2-1 lead (Merasty had the lone assist).
Allen then struck back to not only tie the game, but seconds later took the lead back from the Rush heading into the third period. With 5:42 left in the second, Frazee notched his second of the game, firing home a Dalton Thrower rebound to square the game up at 2-2 (Thrower had the lone assist), Exactly 13 seconds later, Alex Guptill, from the near corner of the attacking zone, found a wide-open Zach Pochiro and Pochiro let a shot fly right over Frey’s shoulder to give Allen a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes of play.
Peter Sivak wasted no time in firing his team-leading 21st goal of the season to tie the game back up in the third. Just 2:47 into the action, Tyler VanKleef connected with Sivak from his own zone, rifling a shot under the glove of Paterson to tie the game at 3-3 (VanKleef and Riley Weselowski assisted).
Allen regained the lead with an power-play goal with 8:58 left in the game. Guptill passed to a partially trailing Spencer Asuchak, who fired a shot by Frey to push Allen back on top at 4-3 (Guptill and Eric Roy assisted).
Late in the contest, Radjenovic notched his second goal of the night when he to tie the game at 4-4, before Campagna scored the winner.
Frey stopped 31 of 36 shots in his second straight start, suffering the loss (3-13-2-1).
The Rush stay home Friday and Saturday when they host Wichita.