Kennewick, WA- The Tri-City Americans (8-12-1-0, 17 pts) and Swift Current Broncos (8-12-2-0, 18 pts) battled for three periods at the Toyota Center on Wednesday Night, with Parker Bowles’ second period goal being the difference, as the Americans earned a 2-1 win in front of 2,482 fans.
Tri-City got on the board first as Nolan Yaremko scored his first goal of the season, firing a shot top shelf to put the Americans ahead 1-0. The Americans had the 13-8 shot advantage in the first, as well as the lead going into the second.
Swift Current was able to tie the game early in the second. Glenn Gawdin fired a one-timer into the goal on the power play, evening the score at one. Tri-City retook the lead midway through the period, as Jordan Topping fired a pass to Parker Bowles at the back door, slapping the puck into the net for a 2-1 lead after two periods.
In the third, the Broncos tried to get the equalizer, outshooting the Americans 11-6 in the period. Evan Sarthou held strong and didn’t let anything past him, helping the Americans earn the victory.
Tri-City snaps a three-game home losing streak. The Americans have won five straight games against the Broncos in Tri-City.
Swift Current was 1-of-5 on the power play and spent 23 minutes in the penalty box. Tri-City couldn’t convert on any of its three man advantage opportunities and recorded 17 penalty minutes.
Evan Sarthou stopped 25 shots in the win, while Landon Bow made 25 saves in the loss.
Tri-City will have a day to rest before hitting the road for one game against the Portland Winterhawks (10-9-0-0, 20 pts) this Friday, Nov. 20. Game time is at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tri-City lost the last meeting against Portland, 6-2, at the Toyota Center. Listen to the game on NewsTalk 870 or watch the game through WHL Live, or at Kimo’s, your Americans home away from home.
Jack in the Box Three Stars
1. Evan Sarthou, Tri-City
2. Parker Bowles, Tri-City
3. Glenn Gawdin, Swift Current
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