logo-redx100h

Click Here! - Watch Rugby Videos - Click Here!

facebook twitter googleplusinstagramtumblrrss

Dan Mulhausen

tricityAugust 26, 2013, Kennewick, WA (ISN) – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has signed 16-year-old prospect Austyn Playfair to a standard WHL Players Contract.

Playfair, a 6'4 200-pound forward from Scottsdale, Arizona, recently concluded his first season with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes of the Tier 1 Elite Midget Hockey League. In 41 games this season, Playfair compiled 4 goals, 11 points and 16 penalty minutes. Austyn, the younger brother of current Spokane Chiefs' forward, Jackson Playfair, was originally listed by Tri-City in October of last year.

"(Austyn) had just a tremendous training camp this season and earned the opportunity to compete for a roster spot this year," explained Tory. "We are happy that Austyn and his family have chosen our program and the WHL for his hockey development and pursuit of his goals."

Austyn and Jackson are the sons of current Phoenix Coyotes Associate Coach, Jim Playfair. Jim was a former WHL defenseman for the Portland Winter Hawks and Calgary Wranglers from 1981-84. The elder Playfair was selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers and would go on to appear in 21 NHL games between Edmonton and the Chicago Blackhawks. Jim retired from playing after the 1991-92 season and has been coaching ever since. After his first opportunity came with the ECHL's Dayton Bombers in 1993-94, Jim has served as head coach on 8 separate occasions, including in the ECHL, the AHL and the NHL with the Calgary Flames (2006-07). He is now entering his third season as the Coyotes' Associate Coach under Head Coach Dave Tippett.

The Tri-City Americans are in the midst of training camp, eagerly preparing for their first pre-season games this weekend. The Americans will, once again, participate in the Everett Silvertips Pre-Season Classic, presented by Holiday Inn Downtown Everett starting Friday, August 30 and running through Sunday, September 1. Tri-City will open the tournament on Friday against the Seattle Thunderbirds, followed by Saturday's contest against the Portland Winterhawks and Sunday's match-up vs. the Victoria Royals. All game times are 11:30 AM at Comcast Arena in Everett.

Latest Stories

VB Dahl camosun

CCAA coaches Groenveld & Dahl to work with Volleyball Canada’s…

Feb 10, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016 – Volleyball Canada has announced its coaching staff for the Team Canada 2016 Youth Development Program (YNDP) and there are several Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association ties.

rugby fan zone

BC Rugby Fan Zone Launching

Feb 10, 2016

Rugby Fans from across North America and around the world will be coming to Vancouver in March, and the party will be at the BC Rugby Fan Zone located at Library Square Public House.

Cougars Logo

Victoria Cougars down to the nitty-gritty as playoffs approach

Feb 10, 2016

The Victoria Cougars (36-5-1-1) host the Saanich Braves (11-25-2-5) in a key divisional matchup this Thursday.

rugby4

Twelve BC Rugby Players Earn the Call

Feb 10, 2016

UVic Vikes’ forward Luke Bradley from Port Alberni will be a physical presence in the back row for Canada’s U20 Men’s XV Team (photo Lorne Collicut / Rugby Canada)

Vancouver, BC – February 9, 2016: Rugby Canada U20 Men’s XV Head Coach Jeff Williams has…

BC Lacrosse Association Logo

Team BC Announces 2016 Box Lacrosse Head Coaches

Feb 10, 2016

The BC Lacrosse Association (BCLA) is proud to announce five Head Coaches for the Midget, Bantam,Pee Wee, Female Midget and Female Bantam 2016 Team BC Box Lacrosse Programs.

soccer canada

Canada set to launch Olympic qualification campaign

Feb 10, 2016

Canada’s Women’s National Team’s Olympic podium hunt will officially begin when they kick off at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Texas 2016 on 11 February in Houston, Texas.

CHL

CHL announced the twentieth edition of the BMO CHL Top-10

Feb 10, 2016

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the twentieth edition of the BMO CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2015-16 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

ubc football

UBC Football Bolsters Its 2016 Roster

Feb 10, 2016

VANCOUVER – It’s always special when great student athletes decideto play their university football at UBC.

chargers

Chargers volleyball readying for Island rivals

Feb 10, 2016

VOLLEYBALL

The Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams have a bye this weekend, but the squads are getting set for their FINAL matches of the season on February 19 and 20 against Island rivals, the VIU Mariners! The 2015-16 PACWEST Provincial…

Vancouver Canucks2

Canucks recall defenceman Yannick Weber and centre Alex Friesen

Feb 10, 2016

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has recalled defenceman Yannick Weber and centre Alex Friesen from the AHL Utica Comets.

curl11

Field is set for the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling

Feb 08, 2016

Richmond, BC (February 8, 2016)– Richmond will be playing host to the province’s best senior curlers from February 15-21 when the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships roll into the city.

Vancouver Giants jersey crest

Oil Kings Blanked 1-0 in Vancouver

Feb 08, 2016

On Family Day in British Columbia, Vancouver Giants fans were treated to a 1-0 shutout win Monday afternoon snapping the Edmonton Oil Kings modest four-game winning streak.

Howie's Car Corral Used Cars

Double N Hardwood Floors