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Americans Drop Pre-Season Opener at Everett Tournament

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by Tri-City Americans Media Relations

Everett, WA
The Tri-City Americans dropped their preseason opener against the Seattle Thunderbirds, 4-0, at Comcast Arena in the opening game of the Everett Preseason Tournament.

Seattle jumped out to an early lead as Nolan Volcan scored less than four minutes into the game. The Americans were outshot 8-6 in the first period and had three penalties, along with a one-goal deficit heading into the second period.

The Thunderbirds got on the scoreboard again 13 minutes into the second period, with Shea Theodore scoring to put Seattle up 2-0. Seattle scored again on the power play with less than a minute remaining in the second period, as Ethan Bear put the puck in the net to increase the lead to 3-0 after two periods.

Tri-City fought to get back into the game in the third period, but was unable to get anything going. Seattle capped off the win with less than a minute left in the game, as Nick Holowko tallied an empty net goal to end the game.

Tri-City was outshot 35-20 by Seattle in the game. The Americans were 0-for-3 on the power play while Seattle was 1-for-7.

Eric Comrie got the start in net for Tri-City, stopping 16-of-17 shots in 31:20 of work. Evan Sarthou took over in net after Comrie, making 15 saves on 17 shots. Seattle goaltender Taran Kozun stopped all 20 shots he faced in the shutout win.

The Americans are back in action at the Everett Preseason Tournament tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11:30 a.m., taking on the Portland Winterhawks at Comcast Arena. Tri-City will finish the tournament on Sunday, Aug. 31, against the Victoria Royals.

Box Score


First Period

SEA- Nathan Volcan (Kaden Elder, Donovan Neuls), 3:24

Second Period

SEA- Shea Theodore (Florian Baltram, Nick Holowko), 13:23

SEA- Ethan Bear (Shea Theodore, Florian Baltram), 19:19 (PP)

Third Period

SEA- Nick Holowko (Lane Pederson), 19:22 (EN)


Seattle- 8-15-12—35

Tri-City- 6-6-8—20

Power Play

Seattle: 1-7

Tri-City: 0-3


Seattle: Taran Kozun (60:00, 20/20)

Tri-City: Eric Comrie (31:20, 16/17), Evan Sarthou (25:35, 15/17)