TCH: Americans fall to Prince George 2-1

Paul T. Erickson

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

The Prince George Cougars hadn’t had the best start to their season during a three-game trip through the U.S. Division.: they gave up 17 goals combined in losses to Portland and Everett.

But Sunday night, Troy Bourke had two goals as they held off the Tri-City Americans for a 2-1 victory before a crowd of 3,112 at the Toyota Center to make their 739-mile trek back to northern British Columbia a bit more palatable.

“Those were two pretty tough nights we went through,” Cougars coach Mark Holick said. “It’s early in the year, we still have a lot of bodies kicking around and you want to get everyone in. It got away on us in those two games. To come back tonight shows a little bit of character. Any points on the road we love to have. We’ll take it and go.”

The Americans suffered their second setback in as many nights, losing their season opener to Spokane on Saturday.

“I thought some guys battled really hard,” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. “I thought Hamo (Justin Hamonic) had one of better games he’s had in a long time, but it wasn’t enough. We need to get to a higher level.”

The Americans have given up eight goals in two games. Those are not the numbers a coach wants to see, but Hiller said goalie Eric Comrie has done his job.

 

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Amazing game keep up the good work:) GO AMS!!!!
Oct 16, 2013 - 04:13 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
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