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Americans get back to work

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Football is not the only thing starting up. The Tri-City Americans have resumed workouts in preparations for another season.

Don Nachbaur's team hit the ice for the first time Monday morning at the Toyota Center. The preseason starts Saturday September at Everett. Goalie Carey Price is gone. Chet Pickard will be the new goalie. Leading scorer Colton Yellow Horn might be gone as well. The free-agent has a tryout with the Tampa Bay Lightning in two weeks. He has a shot at either the NHL club or one of it's minor league affiliates.

"The goal is always to play at a higher level," said Yellow Horn. "That's my goal this year, to make that team up there. But if not, I'll come back and hopefully have a good season here."

"He's a good player, and hopefully goes there and opens some people's eyes and they give him an opportunity to play" said Nachbaur. "But if things don't materialize at the pro-level, we'll open our eyes real wide to bring him back."

The roster will be cut down from 40 players to 25 over the next few weeks. Here are the 40 players currently in camp:

TRI-CITY AMERICANS MAIN CAMP INVITEES

Forwards

Spencer Asuchak, 6-1 160, Kamloops, BC, Kamloops Midget AAA

Pat Bartoshyk, 5-10 175, Lethbridge, AB, Finland Juniors

Joel Broda, 6-0 190, Prince Albert, SK, Tri-City Americans

Erik Felde, 5-10 180, Anchorage, AK, Tri-City Americans

Jason Gardiner, 6-1 180, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Midget AA

Travis Gorman, 6-2 190, Aldergrove, BC, Tri-City Americans

Drew Hoff, 5-10 180, Redvers, SK, Tri-City Americans

Adam Hughesman, 5-11 170, East St. Paul, MB, Winnipeg Midget AAA

Colan Jackson, 5-11 185, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Midget AAA

Craig Larson, 6-1 190, Richland, WA, Butte Jr. B

Johnny Lazo, 5-7 165, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Midget AAA

Blair Macauley, 5-11 180, Winnipeg, MB, Saskatoon Blades

Brooks Macek, 5-10 165, Winnipeg, MB, Notre Dame Bantam AAA

Taylor Procyshen, 5-9 170, Emerald Park, SK, Tri-City Americans

Kruise Reddick, 5-9 165, Manor, SK, Tri-City Americans

Joel Ridgeway, 6-2 180, Grosse Isle, MB, Interlake Midget AAA

Desi Ritari, 6-0 220, Kennewick, WA, Eugene Jr. B

Petr Stoklasa, 6-0 185, Prague, Czech Republic, HC Slavia Junior

Shaun Vey, 6-3 205, Wakaw, SK, Tri-City Americans

Jesse Wiebe, 6-3 185, Richland, WA, Tri-City Midget

Adam Wihak, 6-0 185, Regina, SK, Regina Pats AAA Midget

Mason Wilgosh, 5-8 180, East St. Paul, MB, Winnipeg Midget AAA

Cody Wutzke, 6-2 210, Aberdeen, SK, Saskatoon Blazers AAA Midget

Colton Yellow Horn, 5-8 175, Brocket, AB, Tri-City Americans

Brock Zimak, 5-11 160, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Midget AA

Defense

TJ Fast, 6-1 190, Calgary, AB, Tri-City Americans

Colin Frederickson, 6-2 205, Victoria, BC Victoria Jr. B

Jordan Krankowsky, 5-11 185, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB, Ft. Sask Midget AA

Mitch McColm, 6-4 195, Calgary, AB, Drayton Valley Jr. A

Eric Mestery, 6-5 190, Winnipeg, MB, Tri-City Americans

Tyler Schmidt, 6-0 200, Winnipeg, MB, Tri-City Americans

Brad Senner, 5-6 160, Richland, WA, Tri-City Bantam

Josef Tichy, 6-6 233, Opava, Czech Republic, HC Opava Junior

Jarrett Toll, 6-0 180, Maple Ridge, BC, Tri-City Americans

Richard Ursulak, 6-1 175, Ponoka, AB, Leduc Midget AAA

Chase Wharton, 5-11 175, Richland, WA, Tri-City Midget

Lane Werbowski, 6-1 160, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Midget AA

Goaltenders

Kyle Birch, 5-10 165, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Midget AAA

Kyle Jahraus, 5-11 155, Saskatoon, SK, Sask. Contacts Midget AAA

Mark Kotylak, 6-3 160, St. Albert, AB, St. Albert Midget AAA

Chet Pickard, 6-2 200, Winnipeg, MB, Tri-City Americans

Main Camp Schedule

Monday, August 27

Team Grey Practice, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Team Blue Practice, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Blue vs. Grey Scrimmage, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, August 28

Power Skating Session - Defensemen, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Power Skating Session - Forwards, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Blue vs. Grey Scrimmage, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, August 29

Team Blue Practice, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Team Grey Practice, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Blue vs. Grey Scrimmage, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, August 30

Full Team Practice, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Full Team Practice, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday, August 31

Full Team Practice, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Team departs for Everett, 1:00 PM

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