Allen, TX [October 5, 2022]
The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club, affiliate of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, are proud to announce a new partnership with HELIOS®. The agreement will make HELIOS® the official performance technology partner of the team, and will provide the Americans with biometric data and performance feedback using its AI Stride Recognition Technology (SRT).
Founded by former MIT hockey captain Bill Near, HELIOS® and their flagship product, the HELIOS® Core, provide data-backed insights into player health, fitness, speed, agility, explosiveness and balance.
“We’re proud to be the first, of what will soon be many professional hockey teams to partner with HELIOS®,” said Americans President Jonny Mydra. “This groundbreaking hockey-specific technology will help our players better understand their performance, and will provide our Hockey Operations staff with significantly more data to drive their decisions.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with the Americans to help them reach a new level in the ECHL,” said Near. “Our team from MIT and NHL spent years developing this next-generation tool and it’s rewarding to see it driving high-impact results at every level of hockey from youth to the pros.”
“We’re very excited to have HELIOS as a part of our team this season,” said Americans Head Athletic Trainer Jordan Dutton. “This partnership is one that will allow us to digitally track many aspects of player performance on the ice, and will give us the important statistics necessary to help improve players in ways we could not before.”
The Americans begin their 2022-23 home season on October 29th against the rival Wichita Thunder. Tickets for opening night and all other games can be purchased HERE, or by contacting the Americans sales line at 972-912-1000.
HELIOS® helps athletes and teams get better faster. Using a proprietary performance sensor called the HELIOS® Core and a smartphone app, anyone can take control of their development bringing the previously unseen to light with innovative features like instant video highlights, rankings by birth year and gamification. HELIOS® Hockey is a division of Helios Sports, Inc. (“HELIOS”) and is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH where the company was founded in 2018. Learn more at www.helioshockey.com
About The Allen Americans:
The Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club will enter its 14th year of play with the start of the 2022-23 season. Championship Hockey is the backbone of the American’s franchise since being founded in 2009, with the team having captured four consecutive league championships from 2013 through 2016. Owned by nationally respected “Serial Entrepreneur” Jack D. Gulati, the Club plays its home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center, which is located in The Village at Allen, conveniently located off of Interstate 75.