KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Over the weekend the Tri-City Americans took on two potential playoff opponents and lost to both Victoria and Spokane. The Ams fell from fourth place and home ice in the first round to sixth place. The Ams are not satisfied with the outcome, looking to bounce back Tuesday against Vancouver, but the Ams were positive about their recent hustle on the ice.
"I think you just want to make sure your confidence is up still, despite losing two games and clean up a couple of the areas. One was frankly we took too many penalties, which is not something we typically do. If there's a negative toward the weekend, that's what it was," head coach Jim Hiller said.
"We didn't play terrible. I think we skated well. We just got to keep working, keep skating. Don't get down on each other. We got to stick together as a team and show everybody we can play with anybody in the league, get back to those ways. Keep doing what we do well," defenseman Justin Hamonic added.
Wednesday, March 27 2013 3:11 AM EDT2013-03-27 07:11:49 GMT
Parker Bowles netted the game winning goal 10:46 into overtime to lift the Tri-City Americans past the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 in overtime at the Toyota Center in Game 3 of the 2013 WHL First Round Playoff Series.>>
Kennewick, WA- Tri-City was pushed to the brink of a 3-0 deficit. But the Americans stared that fate down and would not be denied a win tonight.
Tri-City scored three goals in the second period to tie the game, and Parker Bowles netted the game winning goal 10:46 into overtime to lift the Tri-City Americans past the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 in overtime at the Toyota Center in Game 3 of the 2013 WHL First Round Playoff Series.>>