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    Tri-City Americans News

    Pre-Season Tournament: Tri-City Picks Up First Win; Beats Seattle 4-1
    September 07, 2007

    Dan Mulhausen Tri-City Americans




    KENNEWICK, WA - Back in the friendly confines of the Toyota Center, the Tri-City Americans (1-1-1-0) picked up right where they left off last season. Paced by Erik Felde's three-point night, Tri-City skated to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds (0-4-0-0) in game 2 of the Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament.

    Tri-City got the scoring started in the first period, as Taylor Procyshen recorded his first goal of the pre-season at the 11:41 mark. The lead stood until the 9:32 point of the second period, when Seattle's Sena Acolatse, on the power play, beat Tri-City goaltender Kyle Birch to tie the game at 1-apiece.

    However, in the third period, the Americans registered three goals to put the game out of reach for Seattle. Tri-City's Petr Stoklasa netted a power play goal at the 7:40 mark of the period. Then, four minutes later, Felde collected his first goal of the pre-season. Finally, with 43 seconds remaining in the contest, Cody Wutzke fought through the Seattle defense and recorded an empty-net goal to cap the scoring in the contest.

    Birch, who started the game in goal, finished the night with 17 saves on 18 shots. Chet Pickard relieved Birch midway through the second period and stopped all 6 shots he faced. Meanwhile, Seattle's Jacob DeSerres picked up 19 saves on 23 shots.

    Tri-City will now prepare to face the red-hot Spokane Chiefs, tomorrow, September 8 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Game time is 7:00 PM. Seattle will get a day off before returning to the ice on Sunday, September 9 when they take on the Portland Winter Hawks. Game time is 3:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased for all Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season games at the Toyota Center box office or by visiting Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com

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    Dan Mulhausen Tri-City Americans




    KENNEWICK, WA -The Spokane Chiefs offense has been rolling thus far this pre-season and Friday afternoon's game was no exception. Mitch Wahl notched two goals and the Chiefs improved to 4-0 in exhibition play this year, as Spokane (4-0-0-0) cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Portland Winter Hawks (0-3-0-0) in Game 1 of the 2007 Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament at the Toyota Center.

    The Chiefs struck first in the contest, as Tyler Johnson beat 'Hawks goaltender Jordan White at the 12:12 mark of the first period. However, Portland answered back with three seconds remaining in the period. Off assists from Matt Schmermund and Scott Gabriel, the 'Hawks' Luke Walker tied the game at 1 headed into the first intermission. But, it was the only offense Portland could muster against Chiefs net minder Kevin Armstrong.

    In the second period, Spokane stretched their lead to 3-1 after registering goals from defenseman Jared Cowen at the 4:02 mark and Wahl's first goal with under seven minutes remaining in the second period.

    The Chiefs put the game away in the third period after goals from Wahl and Chris Langkow made it a 5-1 contest. Armstrong finished the night with 27 saves on 28 shots faced, while White stopped 32 of the 37 shots he saw.

    The 'Hawks will now prepare to face the defending US Division Champion Everett Silvertips tomorrow, September 8. Game time is 3:00 PM. Meanwhile, the Chiefs will skate in the night cap against tournament host Tri-City Americans. Game time is 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Toyota Center box office or by visiting Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com

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    Pre-Season Tournament: 'Hawks Take Out 'Tips in OT
    September 08, 2007

    Dan Mulhausen Tri-City Americans


    KENNEWICK, WA - The Portland Winter Hawks' Nick Hotson registered four goals and the 'Hawks' offense erupted for seven goals as they downed the Everett Silvertips (1-2-1-0) in overtime, 7-6, in Game 3 of the Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament at the Toyota Center.

    The first period was more like a game of ping-pong, as the two teams exchanged goals twice in the period. The 'Hawks' Tristan King notched Portland's first goal just 1:13 into the contest. But, two and a half minutes later, Everett's Brennan Sonne quickly tied the score at 1. Then, Hotson recorded his first goal of the game with 2:27 remaining in the period. However, while playing short-handed, the 'Tips' Lukas Vartovnik evened the game again at 2 going into the first intermission.

    The second period proved to be the Hotson show, has he tallied three of Portland's goals in the frame. However, thanks to two power play goals from Everett's Kyle Beach and Matt Ius, the 'Tips were down 5-4 headed into the third period.

    Everett answered quickly in the third period, as Everett's Jesse Burt collected a goal only 1:10 into the period. Still, Portland responded a minute later as Matt Sokol gave the 'Hawks the lead, 6-5. Then, with 30 seconds remaining in regulation, Vartovnik sent the game into overtime with his second goal of the night.

    Then, 1:20 into the overtime frame, Portland's Tyler Swystun ended the contest and gave the 'Hawks their first win in the 2007 pre-season. For Portland, starting goaltender Kurtis Mucha finished with 11 saves on 14 shots. Mucha was pulled in favor of Jordan White, who collected 16 saves on 19 shots. Meanwhile, Everett's Shayne Barrie stopped 22 of the 29 shots he faced.

    Both teams will remain in town, as Portland faces off against the Seattle Thunderbirds at 1:00 PM. Then, Everett takes on tournament host Tri-City to wrap-up the competition. Game time is 5:00 PM. Tickets are available at the Toyota Center box office, or by visiting Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com


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    Pre-Season Tournament: Chiefs improve to 5-0; Drop Tri-City in OT 5-4
    September 08, 2007

    Dan Mulhausen Tri-City Americans




    KENNEWICK, WA - Spokane's Drayson Bowman had a four-point night and Jace Coyle tallied the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Spokane Chiefs (5-0-0-0) to a 5-4 victory over the Tri-City Americans (1-1-1-1) in Game 4 of the Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament at the Toyota Center. For the Chiefs, it was their fifth straight win this pre-season, while the Americans fall to their up-state rivals for the second time this exhibition season.

    Bowman got the scoring started for the Chiefs at the 8:46 mark of the first period. However, Tri-City tallied the next three goals to take the lead. Adam Hughesman picked-up Tri-Cities' first goal at the 12:35 mark of the period. Then, 14 seconds later, Blair Macaulay gave the Americans the lead.

    While on the power play in the second period, Tri-City's Mason Wilgosh made it a 3-1 game with just over seven minutes to play. But, with two minutes remaining before intermission, Spokane's David Rutherford made it a 3-2 game and pulled the Chiefs to within a goal headed into the second intermission.

    In the third period, the Chiefs registered two quick goals just over a minute a part to take a 4-3 lead in the contest. But, Tri-City responded with a goal from Petr Stoklasa with less than seven minutes left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

    In the extra frame, Coyle netted the game-winner with just under three minutes remaining, past Americans' goaltender Chet Pickard, to give the Chiefs the win. Pickard finished with 35 saves on 40 shots, while Spokane's Dustin Tokarski collected 29 saves on 33 shots faced. The win wraps-up the Chiefs' schedule at the Tournament, while Tri-City prepares to face-off against the Everett Silvertips tomorrow, Sunday, September 9. Game time is 5:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Toyota Center box office or through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com

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