KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-City Americans are finally rid of the pesky Prince George Cougars. Three games between the teams in the last week. Tri-City lost two of those match-ups, with a win over Kootenay in between. Prince George is one of those teams playing real scrappy now. The Cougars are four points back of the final playoff spot.
"Give them a lot of credit. They played very well. Even the first game when we beat them they played well. We played well enough to win on Saturday. I though we should have won, but it doesn't always go that way. More chances, but we weren't able to score," Americans head coach Jim Hiller said.
"Oh it's desperation hockey for them, trying to catch up to Seattle and Everett. We played a hard game and every point for them is important, just like for us," Americans forward Connor Rankin 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.>>