Lee-Knight catching up to speed, overcoming obstacles - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Lee-Knight catching up to speed, overcoming obstacles with Americans

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Luke Lee-Knight has started every game in net for the Tri-City Americans since Eric Comrie's hip injury. That is all 12 games so far in January, with another one Wednesday against Prince George. Lee-Knight has seven wins and a 3.74 goals against average. Lee-Knight admits last weekend's back-to-back games were a true test physically.

"It's definitely a bit of fatigue, but I'm taking care of my body well enough. I'm at that age where I know what to be doing and when to do it, when to not," Lee-Knight said.

"If you look at the shots on goal and the quality chances the two teams had over the weekend, it's not just a reflecting of Luke, it's the people that were in front of him. I think collectively we have to tighten up and not allow some of the great scoring opportunities," head coach Jim Hiller added.

  • Tri-City Americans

    • Watch the Tri-City Americans play the Seattle Thunderbirds here!
    • Tri-City Americans Power Play @ 7:00

      WATCH NOW: Watch the Tri-City Americans Power Play, starting at 7:00! 

    • Two Americans players and two best friends

      TRI-CITIES, WA - It's no secret that the Americans have two of hockey's biggest and brightest prospects with Michael Rasmussen and Juuso Valimaki. But what you might not know is that they have a very unique friendship. "Well at first, for a shy Finnish guy to come up here and play hockey, it was a little bit weird to have a roommate and some guy that actually talked to you and spend time with," said Juuso Valimaki, Americans Defenseman. "But after days and after weeks...
    • Tri-City Americans Power Play @ 7:30 9/21

      WATCH NOW: Watch the Tri-City Americans Power Play, starting at 7:30!

    • Americans Top Prince George 5-2

      The Tri-City Americans (3-1-1-0, 7 pts) fell behind early to the Prince George Cougars (1-3-0-0, 2 pts), but took the lead in the second period and never looked back, earning a 5-2 win in front of 2,409 at the CN Centre on Friday Night.
    • Americans Start Road Trip with 4-3 Win over Kamloops

      The Tri-City Americans (2-1-1-0, 4 pts) never led against the Kamloops Blazers (0-5-0-0, 0 pts) until the third period, as Beau McCue’s third period tally was the difference as the Americans won 4-3 in front of 3,195 at the Sandman Centre on Wednesday night.
    • Americans Need Overtime to get Past Thunderbirds, 6-5

      The Tri-City Americans started the game with five goals, followed by the Seattle Thunderbirds (1-1-1-0, 3 pts) scoring five goals to even the score. Parker Wotherspoon netted the game winning goal in overtime to give the Americans a 6-5 win in front of 3,011 at the Toyota Center on Sunday night.
    • Americans Name McCue Team Captain for 2015-16 WHL Season

      Tri-City Americans’ Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced Friday that 20-year-old forward Beau McCue has been named Team Captain, along with teammates Brandon Carlo, Parker Wotherspoon, Parker Bowles and Taylor Vickerman named assistant captains for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
    • Americans Trade Ty Comrie to Vancouver for Bantam Draft Pick

      The Tri-City Americans have traded forward Ty Comrie to the Vancouver Giants for a conditional third round draft pick in next year's WHL Bantam Draft.
    • Americans Fall to Red Deer 5-3 in Pre-Season Tournament

      A three goal third period for the Red Deer Rebels was the difference, as the Tri-City Americans (1-2-1-1) fell 5-3 in the final game of Day three of the Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament.
    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/