KENNEWICK, Wash. -- If the Tri-City Americans learned anything from their series with Chilliwack, it's to play a full 60 minutes.
Fans all remember in Game 5 of that series, when the Ams had a 3-1 lead in the 3rd period, only to lose the game in overtime.
This after the Ams had blown a 2-goal lead in Game 4.
But in the 6th game, the Ams didn't let up. They finished with a 4-1 win in the game and a 4-2 series win.
Hopefully, they have learned their lesson.
"I think just knowing how to face adversity and knowing that it's not going to be a four game sweep," said Ams Forward Kruise Reddick. "There are going to be bumps in the road and we're just going to have to deal with them as they come and just carry on and play our game."
"There's so much emotion and energy in the game," said Ams Head Coach Jim Hiller. "The most important thing is to try and keep an even keel from start to finish. That's where the challenge is. You do that, you just understand, you do the right things, then you'll get the result you want."