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Reddick in Higher Gear in Playoffs

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The Ams Kruise Reddick has 6 goals and 6 assists in the playoffs this season (Photo: KNDU / SWX) The Ams Kruise Reddick has 6 goals and 6 assists in the playoffs this season (Photo: KNDU / SWX)

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Who will it be: Vancouver or Portland? The Tri-City Americans are still waiting to find out who they will play in the Western Conference Finals.

The Americans hoping to punch out whoever it is starting Friday night at the Toyota Center.

One person who has been dominating so far in the playoffs is Kruise Reddick. The 19-year-old forward has back-to-back game winning goals and now has 6 goals and 6 assists in the playoffs.

Coach Jim Hiller couldn't be more impressed.

"I've only been around for a short while but I haven't witnessed a guy take it over like he's been taking it over," said Hiller. "[It has not only been] big goals but determination and passion and I think that's rubbed off on our players."

"I mean I've stepped my game up but so have a number of other players in that room," said Reddick. "[There are] too many to name. They have all stepped their games up. To get some overtime winners and get the credit, it's nice. But, it's a team effort so we're just going to have to have different guys step up each night, like we have [been doing].

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