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Erik Felde: The Real American

KENNEWICK, Wash - They're called the Tri-City Americans, but forward Erik Felde is the only one who can truly claim the title.  Felde hails from Anchorage, Alaska and is the only American born player on the Tri-City Americans team!  Felde says he usually doen't get teased too much about the subject, but this week was different.  Just the other day Canada beat the United States in the World Junior Hockey Championships.  To make matters worse Felde's teammate, Ams goalie Carey Price, dominated his American competition, and basically won the game for Team Canada.  Felde even gets teased by Tri-City's assistant coach Gordi who is the only other American around!  Coach Nachbaur and the rest of the team say Felde is a great player to have on their team, but he's just an exception for American hockey players.  Nachbaur says, "All the best hockey players come from Canada, me included!"