Americans Announce 2011-12 Pre-Season Schedule

KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager Bob Tory, along with the Western Hockey League, unveiled today the team’s 2011-12 pre-season schedule.  For Tri-City, the 2011 exhibition season is, once again, highlighted by two separate tournament appearances, as well as two additional pre-season contests for a total of seven exhibition games leading into the franchise’s 24th season in the Mid-Columbia.

The Americans will start the pre-season portion of their schedule by participating in the 8th annual Everett Silvertips Pre-Season Tournament, scheduled from Sept. 2-4 at Comcast Arena.  It will be the franchise’s fifth consecutive trip to the Silvertips’ tournament.  While there, Tri-City will match-up against their U.S. Division rivals, the Portland Winterhawks, as well as the tournament hosts, Everett Silvertips.

Tri-City then returns home to host the Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament, scheduled for Sept. 8-10 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.  The Tournament will again feature a Thursday evening game as well 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 defending WHL Champion Kootenay Ice.

The Americans will then wrap-up their portion of the pre-season schedule with two exhibition games against the Spokane Chiefs.  On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Americans will travel to Spokane before the Chiefs visit the Toyota Center on Saturday, Sept. 17.  Saturday’s game time is 7:05 p.m.  Pricing for the game against Spokane on 9/17/10 is value priced at a flat rate of $7.  To view the WHL Pre-Season Schedule in its entirety, visit

2011-12 Americans Season Ticket Holders will receive admission to the following games FREE:*
– Thursday, Sept. 8, Tri-City Americans vs. Kootenay Ice, 7:05 p.m.
– Friday, Sept. 9, Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks, 7:05 p.m.
– Saturday, Sept. 10, Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs, 7:05 p.m.
*if season tickets purchased by Sept. 8, 2011

Single-game tickets and Tournament packages are now on sale!  Individual game tickets for all pre-season games can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets, including all Fred Meyer locations, online at, or at the Toyota Center box office.   For Tournament packages or to find out about group and other discounts, call the Americans’ office at (509) 736-0606 or continue to check the Americans’ website,, for more information.

Pricing for the Red Lion Pre-Season Tournament is as follows:

Walk-up (individual games):
Adult     (20 years and up)           $10.00
Student (10-19 years)                 $7.00
Youth    (3-9 years)                     $5.00

Full 7-Game Tournament Packages:
Adult     (20 years and up)           $46.00
Student (10-19 years)                 $32.00
Youth    (3-9 years)                     $27.00

2011-12 Americans Season Ticket Holder Exclusive Packages:
Includes the 4 non-Americans games not included with Season Ticket Packages

Adult     (20 years and up)           $20.00
Student (10-19 years)                 $17.00
Youth    (3-9 years)                     $14.00

2011-12 Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 8
Kootenay vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 9
Kootenay vs. Everett, 11:00 a.m.
Seattle vs. Spokane, 3:00 p.m.
Portland vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Seattle vs. Everett, 11:00 a.m.
Kootenay vs. Portland, 3:00 p.m.
Spokane vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.

2011-12 Tri-City Americans Pre-Season Schedule
Friday, Sept. 2
Tri-City vs. Everett, 7:00 p.m., Comcast Arena (Everett, WA)

Saturday, Sept. 3
Portland vs. Tri-City, 3:00 p.m., Comcast Arena (Everett, WA)

Thursday, Sept. 8
Kootenay vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m., Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

Friday, Sept. 9
Portland vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m., Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

Saturday, Sept. 10
Spokane vs. Tri-City, 7:05 p.m., Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

Thursday, Sept. 15
Tri-City at Spokane, 7:00 p.m., Eastern Washington University’s Recreation Center (Cheney, WA)

Saturday, Sept. 17
Spokane at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m., Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA)

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