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Tri-City Americans Trying to Play With Their Instincts

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The frustration is starting to boil over a little bit at Tri-City Americans camp. The Ams are losers of 6 of their last 7.

Coach Jim Hiller is encouraging players to play with their instincts and not so much in their heads. 

"A lot of players are thinking too much, rather than letting their skill take over by playing and reacting," said Hiller. "I think there are too many guys that are in their heads right now and thinking should I go this way, should I go that way. I haven't scored. I got to score. That's a hard way to play."

"I think we're trying to figure things out right now," said Ams Points Leader Adam Hughesman. "We got an identity in the room. We got a few things we try to key on. But, obviously in hockey you got to try to do everything right."

"You just have to trust your instincts," said Hiller. "We have to get back to that and let the results take care of themselves."

Next up for the Ams, the Thunderbirds in Seattle Wednesday night.