Americans Sign Prospect Fraser Bulbuc

John Allen

KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has signed 17-year-old prospect Fraser Bulbuc to a standard WHL Players Contract.

Bulbuc, a 6’0 180-pound forward from Sherwood Park, Alberta, is currently in the midst of his rookie season with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.  Through 43 games this season, Bulbuc has collected 2 goals and 7 points, along with 127 penalty minutes.  Last season, Bulbuc competed as a member of the Sherwood Park Kings Midget AAA team of the Alberta Midget Hockey League, totaling 8 goals, 14 points and 16 penalty minutes in 25 games.

“Fraser is a good skater, who plays a physical game,” explained Tory.  “We are happy that Fraser and his family have committed to the WHL, and our program, to further his hockey pursuits.”

Bulbuc will join the club on Sunday and stay through Saturday, when the Americans play host to Vancouver, Everett and Edmonton in that span at the Toyota Center.  He will then return to the Crusaders for the remainder of their season and start of the AJHL Playoffs.

The Americans embark on a pivotal doubleheader weekend, as they face-off against the two teams they trail in the U.S. Division standings.  Before their Saturday night showdown with the rival Spokane Chiefs at the Toyota Center, Tri-City must first travel on Friday to Portland for a re-match with the Winterhawks.  Game times are 7:00 PM and 7:05 PM respectively.  On Friday, Fans can catch all the action live, via WHL Live, at the Americans’ home away from home, Kimo’s, in Richland.  The game will also air live on NewsTalk 870 AM, starting with the Sterling Bank Warm-up Show at 6:45 p.m.  For Saturday’s contest, tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Toyota Center box office, all Fred Meyer outlets or online at ticketmaster.com.

Comments
John McKinney
Another one of Fraser's cousins here and another convert to the Tri-City Americans. Well done Fraser. John McKinney
Feb 17, 2013 - 03:20 AM
Steve Simons
I am Fraser's cousin, living in London Ontario. I have a thirteen year old son, Griffin who plays bantam hockey. The Tri City Americans have now bumped the popularity of London Knights to #2 in our household. You are an idol to Griff!! We are following closely how everything works out!
Way to go Fraser,
Steve Simons
Feb 16, 2013 - 11:25 AM

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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