Americans Pick-Up Jeff Hubic From Kootenay

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans’ Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has acquired 19-year-old defenseman Jeff Hubic from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2014 Bantam Draft.

Hubic, a 6’3 182-pound defenseman from Regina, Saskatchewan, is in the middle of his third full WHL season, all of which spent as a member of the Kootenay Ice.  Originally a 4th Round (79th overall) pick by the Ice in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Hubic made his WHL debut on February 5, 2011 against Vancouver, then joined the Ice full-time for the 2011-12 season.  Appearing in 153 career WHL games, Hubic has totaled 2 goals, 14 points and 188 penalty minutes.  Hubic comes to Tri-City with 5 assists, 6 points and a plus-5 rating, all of which either match or exceeded his previous career bests.

“With the injuries to (Mitch) Topping and (Wil) Tomchuk, and with Michal (Plutnar) and Parker (Wotherspoon) away for tournaments before and after the Winter Break, we needed to address a depth issue on our blueline,” explained Tory.  “Jeff is an experienced defenseman, who will add size to our group.  We look forward to him joining our team this weekend.”

Tri-City Americans are preparing for a Thanksgiving weekend doubleheader at Toyota Center.  Before hosting the rival Spokane Chiefs on Saturday, November 30, the Americans welcome the Victoria Royals to Kennewick on Friday, November 29.  Both game times are 7:05 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Toyota Center box office, all Fred Meyer locations, or online at ticketmaster.com.

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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