Americans Edge Portland; Keep Lead in U.S. Division
KENNEWICK, Wash - The Tri-City Americans connected on just 1 of 9 power plays, but were still able to defeat Portland 2-1. That extends the Ams home winning streak to 12. T.J. Fast and Shaun Vey both lit the lamp tonight for Tri-City. The Americans also retained their 4 point lead over the Seattle Thunderbirds in the U.S. Division standings. Coach Don Nachbaur has stressed how important it is for the Ams to finish in second place because that would give them home-ice advantage in the playoffs. Tri-City is at home again this Friday when they host Everett.