Americans Defeat Chiefs in Defensive Battle

John Allen

Cheney, WA - Ty Comrie and Brian Williams each scored for the Tri-City Americans (2-5-0-0, 4 pts), producing all the offense it needed to defeat the Spokane Chiefs (2-2-0-1, 5 pts) Wednesday night at Eastern Washington University.

Comrie got the Americans off to a quick start, scoring 4:56 into the first period, to give Tri-City an early 1-0 lead. Despite ample power play opportunities for both teams, the score remained 1-0 until the third period.

In the third period, Williams increased Tri-City’s lead on the power play, scoring his fifth goal of the pre-season. At the 11:23 mark, Adam Helewka gave the Chiefs some life, scoring what would be Spokane’s only goal of the evening. Despite outshooting the Americans 13-5 in the final frame, the Chiefs were unable to put anymore pucks past Troy Trombley, and the Americans held on for a 2-1 victory.

Trombley played all 60 minutes for the Americans Wednesday, back-stopping Tri-City with 27 saves on the night.  On the other side, Eric Williams steered aside 16 shots for the Chiefs in a losing effort.

Tri-City and Spokane will be right back at it this weekend, as both teams wrap up their pre-season schedule at the Toyota Center Saturday night for a 7 p.m. faceoff.


Tri-City Americans 2, Spokane Chiefs 1

First Period
1-    T.C Ty Comrie (1) (Braden Purtill) 4:56

Second Period
No Scoring

Third Period
2-    T.C Brian Williams (5) (Phillip Tot) 5:23 (PP)
3-    SPO Adam Helewka (2) (Mitch Holmberg) 11:13 (PP)

Power Play
T.C: 1-9
SPO: 1-5

Shots on Goal
T.C: 6-7-5—18
SPO: 8-7-13—28

Goalies
T.C: Troy Trombley (60:00 27/28)
SPO: Eric Williams ( 59:11 16/18)

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Playoff Stats

Goalie GP W SO GAA SV%
Eric Comrie 5 1 0 3.46 0.917
Evan Sarthou 0 0 0 0.00 0.000
Player G A PTS PIM
Jessey Astles 1 0 1 2
Parker Bowles 1 2 3 4
Brandon Carlo 0 1 1 8
Ty Comrie 0 0 0 0
Jordan Davies 0 0 0 0
Morgan Geekie 0 0 0 0
Matthew Gelinas 0 0 0 0
Justin Gutierrez 1 3 4 2
Justin Hamonic 1 0 1 6
Riley Hillis 0 0 0 0
Justin Marreck 0 0 0 0
Devon McAndrews 0 0 0 0
Beau McCue 0 1 1 0
Lucas Nickles 0 0 0 4
Jackson Playfair 0 0 0 2
Michal Plutnar 0 0 0 2
Braden Purtill 0 0 0 2
Rodney Southam 0 0 0 0
Josh Thrower 0 0 0 5
Mitch Topping 0 2 2 4
Philip Tot 3 4 7 0
Taylor Vickerman 0 0 0 0
Brian Williams 3 2 5 4
Parker Wotherspoon 0 2 2 2
Standings
  • B.C. Division |
  • Central Division |
  • East Division |
  • U.S. Division |
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Kelowna Rockets 72 57 11 0 4 118
Victoria Royals 72 48 20 1 3 100
Vancouver Giants 72 32 29 7 4 75
Prince George Cougars 72 27 37 3 5 62
Kamloops Blazers 72 14 53 2 3 33
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Edmonton Oil Kings 72 50 19 2 1 103
Calgary Hitmen 72 48 17 3 4 103
Medicine Hat Tigers 72 44 24 3 1 92
Kootenay Ice 72 39 28 2 3 83
Red Deer Rebels 72 35 32 1 4 75
Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 12 55 2 3 29
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Regina Pats 72 39 26 4 3 85
Swift Current Broncos 72 38 25 3 6 85
Brandon Wheat Kings 72 34 29 6 3 77
Prince Albert Raiders 72 35 32 3 2 75
Moose Jaw Warriors 72 21 42 3 6 51
Saskatoon Blades 72 16 51 2 3 37
Team GP W L OTL SL PTS
Portland Winterhawks 72 54 13 2 3 113
Seattle Thunderbirds 72 41 25 2 4 88
Everett Silvertips 72 39 23 7 3 88
Spokane Chiefs 72 40 26 3 3 86
Tri-City Americans 72 29 33 4 6 68