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Feb 27, 2014 - 15:44 PST

SILVERTIPS BATTLE AMERICANS, LIVE ON ROOT – Josh Winquist and the Everett Silvertips (31-23-7-2) welcome Brian Williams and the Tri-City Americans (27-28-3-5) for a U.S. Division contest for Friday Night Ice, live on ROOT SPORTS (7:30pm PST).

The Silvertips notched their third win in four games with a 5-1 victory over the visiting Prince Albert Raiders on Wednesday, moving them into sixth place in the Western Conference.  The ‘Tips have given up just six goals over their last four games.  Winquist leads the team in scoring with 39 goals and 80 points.

The Americans fell 4-3 in a shootout to the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday for their seventh straight setback, and remain in eighth place in the Western Conference – three points up on Prince George.  The Ams are 9-17-2-3 on the road this season.  Williams boasts a team-leading 35 goals.

It’s the seventh meeting of the season between the Silvertips and Americans.  The ‘Tips won four of the first six meetings, including all three meetings in Everett.

ROOT will broadcast eight WHL contests through the end of March.  For the entire ROOT SPORTS broadcast schedule, click HERE