By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
Fellow players and coaches in the Western Conference voted Justin Feser the Best Overage Player in the annual Best of the West poll last weekend.
The Tri-City Americans captain lived up to his billing Tuesday night, scoring even strength, on the power play and short-handed — and he added an assist — but the Americans had to hold off the Vancouver Giants down the stretch for a 5-4 win before a crowd of 3,886 at Toyota Center.
“I think Justin Feser is the most valuable player in the Western Conference,” Vancouver coach Don Hay said. “He plays hard on both ends of the ice. He’s out there on the penalty kill and the power play. He made a big difference in the game.”
With their third consecutive win, the Americans (34-22-1-2, 71 points) leapfrogged Spokane into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.