Americans Trade Wil Tomchuk to Prince George

Doug Love

Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has traded 19-year-old defenseman Wil Tomchuk to the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a conditional 2015 Bantam Draft pick.

Following today’s move, Tri-City’s roster now sits at 25 players, including 16 forwards, 7 defenseman and 2 goaltenders.

A 6’2 185-pound defenseman from Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Tomchuk was originally listed by Tri-City in April of 2012, coming over from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.  This season, his second in the league, Tomchuk has appeared in 25 games, while missing the last 14 with an upper body injury.  In all, Tomchuk has played in 90 WHL games, recording 1 goal, 4 points and 61 penalty minutes.

“This move will give Wil an opportunity to play in the league as an overage next season,” explained Tory.  “We wish Wil all the best in Prince George this season and thank him for his contributions to our club.”

Winners of two of their last three games, the Americans now host a home-and-home doubleheader with the division rival Everett Silvertips.  Before hosting the ‘Tips on Saturday at the Toyota Center, Tri-City will first travel to Comcast Arena for a 7:35 p.m. face-off on Friday.  Fans can catch all the action live, via WHL Live, at the Americans’ official home away from home, Kimo’s in Richland.

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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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  • 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