Americans Sign Prospect Rodney Southam

Brad Lindsey

KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the club has signed 16-year-old prospect Rodney Southam to a standard WHL Players Contract.

Southam, a 5’11 167-pound center from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, currently sits second in scoring in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, compiling 5 goals and 10 points in his first 5 games as a member of the defending SMAAAHL champion Saskatoon Contacts.  Last season, Southam compiled 12 goals, 23 points and 93 penalty minutes in 43 games as a rookie for the Contacts before being listed by Tri-City this past July.  Southam attended the Americans’ rookie camp in August, scoring a goal in Team White’s 5-2 win over Blue, and eventually earned a spot in main camp.

“We are very happy that Rodney has committed to be a part of our program,” Tory said.  “He shows many of the on-ice characteristics that we value and have had success with as an organization.  His willingness to compete, combined with his high skill level, will only help Rodney to achieve his future goals.”

Southam will join the club this Wednesday, when the Americans play in his hometown against the Saskatoon Blades, and then will return to the Contacts to continue his second season with the club.

Fresh off a 2-0 start to their six-game East Division swing, the Americans have a day off today before hitting the ice again on Tuesday at Art Hauser Centre for a match-up with the division-leading Prince Albert Raiders.  Game time is 6:00 p.m. (PST).  Fans can catch all the action live, via WHL Live, at the Americans’ home away from home, Kimo’s Sports Restaurant, in Richland.  The game will also air live on NewsTalk 870 AM, starting with the Sterling Bank Warm-up Show at 5:45 p.m. (PST).

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Hi Glen..
Exciting news...we just got word of Rodney's signing with the Tri-City Americans , as a 16 year old prospect..he will be suiting up this Wed.against his hometown..Sask. Blades...his family is very excited..yeah )love marilyn & Al. xoxo.
Oct 16, 2012 - 03:26 PM

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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
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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
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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