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Tri-City Americans Release 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

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KENNEWICK, WA – The Tri-City Americans announced their regular season schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season on Wednesday, their 27th season in the Mid-Columbia.

For a seventh consecutive season, the Americans will start the season at home, as Tri-City will host the arch rival Spokane Chiefs at the Toyota Center on Saturday, September 20.  It also marks the fifth straight season that the Americans will open a season with two consecutive home games, as they host the Prince George Cougars on Sunday, September 21.

Tri-City will then kick-off October with a two-week road trip through the East Division, starting in Brandon on Friday, October 3 and finishing in Swift Current on Saturday, October 11.  In all, the Americans are slated to play 11 games in October, with 8 of them on the road.

November is a different story, however, as Tri-City plays 8 of their 12 total games inside the friendly confines of the Toyota Center.  November’s schedule features a visit from the defending WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings on November 5.  The Americans will also host the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Portland Winterhawks respectively during their traditional Black Friday (November 28) and Black Saturday (November 29) home games.

December remains a light travel month for the Americans, who play 6 of their 9 scheduled games in Kennewick.  Tri-City wraps up the first half of the season on Sunday, December 14 vs. Portland before the team pauses for the Winter Break.  After a quick stop in Spokane after returning from the break, the Americans close out 2014 with home games against Everett on Sunday, December 28 and the annual New Year’s Eve game with the Spokane Chiefs, the 26th edition of the year-end tradition.

January will be an extremely busy month for the Americans, who will play 15 games in 31 days, including 10 of those on the road.  Tri-City will then play their remaining 21 games in February and March, with 11 of those at home and 10 on the road.  Highlights include a visit from the Vancouver Giants to the Toyota Center on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14.  Meanwhile, Tri-City’s new head coach Mike Williamson will face his former team, the Calgary Hitmen, at the Toyota Center on Saturday, February 21.

The Americans then close out the 2014-15 regular season with a triple-header weekend, hosting the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, March 20, followed by the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday, March 21.  The Americans and Winterhawks will then conclude the regular season on Sunday, March 22 in Portland.

Of the 29 weekend home games, Tri-City will play 13 on Friday, 12 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.  Tri-City’s schedule is also equally balanced this season, with 18 home games both before and after the nine-day Winter Break, slated to run from December 18 through December 26.

In division play, the Americans will go head-to-head with the Spokane Chiefs 12 times (six home and six away), including 8 match-ups after the Winter Break. Tri-City will also play the Portland Winterhawks and Everett Silvertips 10 times while facing off against the Seattle Thunderbirds 8 times.  Tri-City will play their B.C. Division counterparts (Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria) four times each (two home, two away).

Home Schedule Highlights:

  • 29 home games scheduled for Friday-Saturday-Sunday
  • 18 game before and 18 games following the Winter Break
  • Longest Road Trip: 7 games (Sept. 27-Oct. 11)
  • Longest Home Stand: 4 games (Nov. 22-Nov. 29)
  • 26th Annual New Year’s Eve game on Wednesday, December 31 vs. Spokane Chiefs
Game Times:

Monday - Saturday:       7:05 PM

Sundays:                      5:05 PM

2014-15 Regular Season Schedule

September (3 Home, 1 Away)

Saturday, September 20 vs. Spokane

Sunday, September 21 vs. Prince George

Friday, September 26 vs. Seattle

Saturday, September 27 @ Spokane 

October (3 Home, 8 Away)

Friday, October 3 @ Brandon 

Saturday, October 4 @ Moose Jaw 

Tuesday, October 7 @ Prince Albert 

Thursday, October 9 @ Saskatoon 

Friday, October 10 @ Regina 

Saturday, October 11 @ Swift Current 

Friday, October 17 vs. Everett 

Saturday, October 18 vs. Kelowna 

Wednesday, October 22 @ Kelowna 

Friday, October 24 @ Everett 

Saturday, October 25 vs. Kamloops 

November (8 Home, 4 Away)

Saturday, November 1 @ Victoria 

Sunday, November 2 @ Victoria 

Wednesday, November 5 vs. Edmonton 

Friday, November 7 vs. Kamloops 

Saturday, November 8 vs. Red Deer 

Wednesday, November 12 @ Vancouver 

Friday, November 14 vs. Victoria 

Saturday, November 15 @ Spokane 

Saturday, November 22 vs. Spokane 

Wednesday, November 26 vs. Kelowna 

Friday, November 28 vs. Lethbridge 

Saturday, November 29 vs. Portland 

December (6 Home, 3 Away)

Friday, December 5 @ Seattle
Sunday, December 7 vs. Kootenay 

Tuesday, December 9 vs. Everett 

Friday, December 12 vs. Seattle 

Saturday, December 13 @ Everett 

Sunday, December 14 vs. Portland

Saturday, December 27 @ Spokane 

Sunday, December 28 vs. Everett 

Wednesday, December 31 vs. Spokane 

January (5 Home, 10 Away)

Friday, January 2 @ Seattle 

Saturday, January 3 @ Portland 

Tuesday, January 6 @ Prince George 

Wednesday, January 7 @ Prince George 

Friday, January 9 vs. Seattle 

Saturday, January 10 @ Seattle 

Wednesday, January 14 @ Kelowna 

Friday, January 16 @ Vancouver 

Saturday, January 17 vs. Spokane 

Wednesday, January 21 @ Kamloops

Friday, January 23 vs. Seattle 

Saturday, January 24 @ Spokane 

Sunday, January 25 @ Portland 

Friday, January 30 vs. Medicine Hat

Saturday, January 31 vs. Victoria

February (6 Home, 6 Away)

Friday, February 6 @ Everett 

Saturday, February 7 vs. Everett 

Monday, February 9 @ Kamloops 

Wednesday, February 11 @ Everett 

Friday, February 13 @ Portland  

Saturday, February 14 vs. Vancouver 

Tuesday, February 17 vs. Portland 

Friday, February 20 @ Everett 

Saturday, February 21 vs. Calgary

Tuesday, February 24 vs. Portland 

Friday, February 27 vs. Spokane 

Saturday, February 28 @ Spokane 

March (5 Home, 4 Away)

Wednesday, March 4 vs. Vancouver 

Friday, March 6 vs. Everett 

Saturday, March 7 @ Portland 

Friday, March 13 vs. Prince George 

Saturday, March 14 @ Spokane 

Tuesday, March 17 @ Seattle

Friday, March 20 vs. Portland

Saturday, March 21 vs. Spokane 

Sunday, March 22 @ Portland  
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