Americans Shut Out T-Birds


Ian Henry

The Tri-City Americans shut out the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-0 Tuesday night at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.


Seattle (17-24-0-1) takes on the Kamloops Blazers on Friday at 7:35pm at ShoWare Center.

Jesse Mychan put the Americans in front 1-0 at 10:12 of the first period. Adam Hughesman and Mitch Topping had the assists.

Tri-City (34-10-0-0) went in front 2-0 at 11:30 of the first on a goal from Mason Wilgosh. Hughesman and Brendan Shinnimin were credited with the assists.

The Americans outshot the T-Birds 12-8 in the first period.

Patrick Holland scored a power-play goal at 6:16 of the second period to make it a 3-0 Americans lead.

Tri-City led in shots 27-12 after two periods by outshooting the T-Birds 15-5 in the second period.

Justin Feser scored a power-play goal at 17:02 of the third period to get the Americans fourth goal. Jordan Messier and Holland were credited with the assists.

Tri-City outshot Seattle 50-16 in the game.

Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard made 36 saves on 40 shots and his record is now 17-20-0-1.

Tri-City goalie Eric Comrie stopped all 16 shots he faced and his record is now 15-3-0-0.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2011-12 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.


First period – 1, Tri-City, Mychan 6 (Hughesman, Topping), 10:12. 2, Tri-City, Wilgosh 9 (Hughesman, Shinnimin), 11:30. Penalties – Stromwall, Tri (interference), 14:39. Honey, Sea (unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:39.

Second period – 3, Tri-City, Holland 19 (Messier, Shinnimin) 6:16 (pp). Penalties – Sutter, Sea (holding), 5:11. Mychan, Tri (major-fighting), 10:19. Machacek, Sea (major-fighting), 10:19.

Third period – 4, Tri-City, Feser 22 (J. Messier, Holland), 17:02 (pp). Penalties – Plutnar, Tri (hooking), 4:21. Stromwall, Tri (slashing), 6:57. Machacek, Sea (tripping, roughing), 16:03. Ryckman, Tri (roughing), 16:03.

Shots on goal – Seattle 8-4-4 16. Tri-City 12-15-13 40 Goalies – Seattle, Pickard 40 shots-36 saves (17-20-0-1); Tri-City, Comrie 16-16 (15-3-0-0). Power plays – Seattle 0-2; Tri-City 2-2. A – 3,590. Referee – Pat Smith. Linesmen – Kiel Murchison, Trevor Shively.

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