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Americans goalie Eric Comrie adjusting to the WHL

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KENNEWICK, Wash -- Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie is still adjusting to his first season in the Western Hockey League. The sixteen year-old servers primarily as Ty Rimmer's backup. After some early season struggles, Comrie's play has stepped up. In his last two starts, Comrie has allowed two and three goals respectively, and saved over twenty shots. Head coach Jim Hiller says Comrie looks a lot more comfortable.

"Especially for a goaltender when you're facing that type of velocity on the shots. So I think he's adjusting to that and getting more comfortable within the league, and yes he has played his best hockey as of late," said Hiller.

"You don't expect quite this big of a jump but once you get here you understand what it's - you understand that it's a lot bigger than what you think but it just takes time you get used to it," said Comrie.