Americans Defeat Ice for First Pre-Season Win

Doug Love

Kennewick, WA – In its first game back at the Toyota Center, the Tri-City Americans (1-3-0-0, 2 Pts) broke through for its first victory of the pre-season, taking down the Kootenay Ice (0-1-0-0, 0 Pts) 4-1 on Thursday night.

The Americans fell behind early on Thursday, surrendering the first goal of the game on a deflection in front of Evan Sarthou by Kootenays’ Jon Martin. The Americans would pull even with the Ice late in the period with an Austyn Playfair goal at  14:32 of the first, swinging momentum back Tri-Citys’ way.

at 12:50 of the second period Marcus Messier scored what would end up being the eventual game-winning goal for the Americans,   giving Tri-City its first lead after 40 minutes in the 2013 pre-season.

Beau McCue added two insurance markers in the third period, scoring at the 11:24 mark and then adding an empty net goal at 19:39 of the third period, to close out the night for Tri-City.

Sarthou got the start in goal for the Americans , stopping 19 of the 20 shots that he faced. Troy Trombley relieved Sarthou at 12:50 of the second period, and took the Americans home by stearing aside all 13 shots.

The Americans will be right back it again tomorrow night, taking on the Seattle Thunderbirds (3-0-0-0, 6 Pts) in day two of the Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Toyota Center.


Tri-City Americans 4 , Kootenay Ice 1  

First Period
1- KTN, Jon Martin (1) (Clint Filbrandt), 11:03
2- T.C, Austyn Playfair (1) (Unassisted), 14:32


Second Period
3- T.C Marcus Messier (1) (Ty Comrie, Braden Purtill), 12:50


Third Period
4- T.C Beau McCue (1) (Maruc Messier), 11:24
5- T.C Beau McCue (2) (Parker Wotherspoon), EN, 19:39


Power Play
T.C.: 0-3
KTN: 0-2

Shots on Goal
T.C.: 8-17-10 — 35
KTN: 14-9-9— 32

Goalies
T.C.:  Evan Sarthou, 32:50 (19/20)
         Troy Trombley, 27:10 (13/13)
     
KTN: Wyatt Hoflin, 59:04 (32/35)

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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
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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