By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
The Tri-City Americans went from earning points in 10 consecutive games to losing three games in a row.
After posting an impressive 5-0-1-0 record on their Eastern swing, the Americans (9-6-1-1, 20 points) returned home for a three-game set last weekend that began with a loss at Seattle, a home loss to Spokane, and finished with a less-than impressive 6-0 loss at Portland.
In the midst of the three losses, the Americans also lost their spot at the top of the U.S. Division standings, now held by Spokane (22 points), followed by Portland (21 points) and Tri-City.
This turn of events has not been lost on coach Jim Hiller.