By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
When Phil Tot came over from Lethbridge in an offseason trade, the Tri-City Americans expected big things from the veteran forward.
Friday night he delivered, scoring two goals to lead the Americans to a 6-3 road victory over the Regina Pats (5-6-1-0, 11 points) at the Brandt Centre.
Tri-City (8-3-1-1, 18 points), which has points in nine consecutive games, increased its lead in the U.S. Division to three points over Portland.
“I couldn’t be doing much better,” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said in a phone interview. “We couldn’t shake them, but we played pretty well. The nice part is they have found their way as a team. They have come together and worked for each other and have been rewarded.”
In the fifth game of a six-game road swing through the East Division, the Americans improved to 4-0-1-0, and will finish their trip tonight at Swift Current before returning home.