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Americans Dominate Rival on New Year's Eve

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It's just about that time to ring in the new year.  No better way to do it than a rivalry game that sends chills up your spine.  Americans and the Spokane Chiefs on the ice.


20th straight meeting on new year's eve.  Drew owsley back patrolling the net after taking the last game off.

14 seconds into the game.  Brett plouffe off the face off... Flings it towards the net.  Neil prokop scoops up the loose puck and sends it home.  Tri City jumps out to the very early one nothing lead. 

Then the rivalry really escalates to new heights. 

Blake gal... Makes an Ams player disappear into the ice.

Returning the favor... Plouffe.  Full of sound and fury.

Winger... Message sent. 

More offense from the Americans.  Kruise Reddick feeds it right on the tape of Brock Sutherland's stick.  That extends the lead to 2-0. 

Spokane does manage to find the back of the net... while down a man.  on the penalty kill... Levko koper... well if no one wants it... Charges right towards owsley... Lifts the puck right over the shoulder. 

Too much ams in this one though.  Final score in this one... 5-2