The only coach to lead the IceHogs to a championship hasn’t lost his winning touch. Steve Martinson won another one Thursday night with the Allen, Texas Americans.
The Americans won the ECHL’s Kelly Cup. It’s the second straight year they’ve won it. Prior to joining the ECHL two years ago the Americans won the final two championships in the old Central Hockey League. So that’s four consecutive championships for Martinson who is the Americans’ coach and general manager.
Martinson won his championship with the IceHogs in 2007 in the old United Hockey League. Prior to coming to Rockford he won five championships in the Western Hockey League with the San Diego Gulls.