Dell, Allen Win CHL Title

Aaron Dell stopped 21 of 23 shots and the Allen Americans used an overtime goal in Game 7 to win the Central Hockey League title over the Wichita Thunder on Saturday night.

Roseau’s Brian McMillin, who played his college hockey at CC, was named the CHL playoff MVP for scoring 12 goals and 20 points in 19 games.

Dell played all 19 playoff games for the Americans, posting a .915 save percentage and a 2.46 goals-against average.

Also of note, two sons of former UND defenseman Craig Ludwig — Tyler and Trevor — also were on the Allen team. Tyler was the top defenseman scorer for the Americans and the No. 2 defenseman scorer in the CHL playoffs.

Craig Ludwig and former Sioux goaltender Ed Belfour are both minority owners, who now have CHL rings to go along with their NCAA titles and Stanley Cups.

Read the full story in the Plano Star.

3 Responses

  1. Sioux Fan 3.0

    I don’t really get where the CHL stands in comparison to the ECHL? Is it just one level down and players get paid a little less… dell was dropped from his AHL team and is now the top dog in this one.

  2. Hayduke

    I think Dell tried out for the Colorado Eagles, or at least signed with them, and was dropped from the roster. The Eagles used to be a CHL team a couple of years ago, but they went ECHL, which is a step or two up from the CHL. (Just from memory…I could be full of crapola..)

    Glad for Dell. Hope this helps him move up the ladder.

  3. Sioux Fan3.0

    Thanks Hayduk, Glad for Dell too! Solid tender and should be able to make some $ playing hockey for awhile

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