June 24,2014(ISN) – KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory, along with the
Western Hockey League, unveiled today the team’s 2014 Pre-Season schedule.
2014-15 Regular Season schedule will be released tomorrow, June 25. For Tri-City,
this year’s exhibition season is, once again, highlighted by two separate tournament
appearances, as well as two additional pre-season contests for a total of eight
exhibition games leading into the franchise’s 27th season in the Mid-Columbia.
The Americans will start the pre-season portion of their schedule by participating
in the Everett Silvertips’ 11th annual Holiday Inn Preseason Classic tournament,
scheduled from August 29-31 at Comcast Arena. It will be the franchise’s eighth
consecutive trip to the Silvertips’ tournament. While there, Tri-City will match-up
against their U.S. Division rivals, the Seattle Thunderbirds and Portland
Winterhawks, as well as the B.C. Division’s Victoria Royals.
Tri-City then returns home to host the 2014 Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament,
scheduled for September 4-6 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The Tournament will
feature a two-game Thursday evening schedule, as well as a three-game per day
schedule on Friday and Saturday. This year’s tournament will feature the host
Americans, their four U.S. Division rivals (Everett, Portland, Seattle and Spokane)
as well as the Central Division’s Kootenay Ice and tournament newcomer, the Red Deer
The Americans will then wrap-up their portion of the pre-season schedule with two
exhibition games, featuring a home-and-home series with the Spokane Chiefs. First,
on Thursday, September 11, the Americans will head north for a pre-season match-up
with the Chiefs. Then, on Saturday, September 13, Tri-City and Spokane will wrap-up
the exhibition schedule at the Toyota Center. To view the 2014 WHL Pre-Season
Schedule in its entirety, visit www.whl.ca.
To purchase a 2014 Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament package or to find out
about groups and other discounts, call the Americans’ office at (509) 736-0606 or
continue to check the Americans’ website, www.amshockey.com, for more information.