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Tri-City Americans Release 2014 Pre-Season Schedule

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KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor & General Manager Bob Tory unveiled the team’s 2014 Pre-Season schedule on Tuesday.  The full 2014-15 Regular Season schedule will be released on June 25th.  For Tri-City, this year’s exhibition season is, once again, highlighted by two separate tournament appearances, as well as two additional pre-season contests for a total of eight exhibition games leading into the franchise’s 27th season in the Mid-Columbia. 

The Americans will start the pre-season portion of their schedule by participating in the Everett Silvertips’ 11th annual Holiday Inn Preseason Classic tournament, scheduled from August 29-31 at Comcast Arena.  It will be the franchise’s eighth consecutive trip to the Silvertips’ tournament.  While there, Tri-City will match-up against their U.S. Division rivals, the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland Winterhawks, as well as the B.C. Division’s Victoria Royals.

Tri-City then returns home to host the 2014 Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament, scheduled for September 4-6 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.  The Tournament will feature a two-game Thursday evening schedule, as well as a three-game per day schedule on Friday and Saturday.  This year’s tournament will feature the host Americans, their four U.S. Division rivals (Everett, Portland, Seattle and Spokane) as well as the Central Division’s Kootenay Ice and tournament newcomer, the Red Deer Rebels.

The Americans will then wrap-up their portion of the pre-season schedule with two exhibition games, featuring a home-and-home series with the Spokane Chiefs.  First, on Thursday, September 11, the Americans will head north for a pre-season match-up with the Chiefs.  Then, on Saturday, September 13, Tri-City and Spokane will wrap-up the exhibition schedule at the Toyota Center.  To view the 2014 WHL Pre-Season Schedule in its entirety, visit www.whl.ca.

2014 Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament Schedule

AT TOYOTA CENTER

Thursday, September 4

Seattle vs. Spokane, 3:00pm

Kootenay vs. Tri-City, 7:05pm

Friday, September 5

Seattle vs. Everett, 11:00am

Portland vs. Kootenay, 3:00pm

Red Deer vs. Tri-City, 7:05pm

Saturday, September 6

Kootenay vs. Everett, 11:00am

Red Deer vs. Portland, 3:00pm

Spokane vs. Tri-City, 7:05pm

2014-15 Tri-City Americans Pre-Season Schedule

Friday, August 29

Seattle vs. Tri-City, 11:30am, Comcast Arena (Everett, WA)

Saturday, August 30

Portland vs. Tri-City, 11:30am, Comcast Arena (Everett, WA)

Sunday, August 31

Victoria vs. Tri-City, 11:30am, Comcast Arena (Everett, WA)

Thursday, September 4

Kootenay vs. Tri-City, 7:05pm, Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

Friday, September 5

Red Deer vs. Tri-City, 7:05pm, Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

Saturday, September 6

Spokane vs. Tri-City, 7:05pm, Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

Thursday, September 11

Tri-City at Spokane, 7:05pm, Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA)

Saturday, September 13

Spokane at Tri-City, 7:05pm, Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)
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