Cheney, WA – Ty Comrie and Brian Williams each scored for the Tri-City Americans (2-5-0-0, 4 pts), producing all the offense it needed to defeat the Spokane Chiefs (2-2-0-1, 5 pts) Wednesday night at Eastern Washington University.
Comrie got the Americans off to a quick start, scoring 4:56 into the first period, to give Tri-City an early 1-0 lead. Despite ample power play opportunities for both teams, the score remained 1-0 until the third period.
In the third period, Williams increased Tri-City’s lead on the power play, scoring his fifth goal of the pre-season. At the 11:23 mark, Adam Helewka gave the Chiefs some life, scoring what would be Spokane’s only goal of the evening. Despite outshooting the Americans 13-5 in the final frame, the Chiefs were unable to put anymore pucks past Troy Trombley, and the Americans held on for a 2-1 victory.
Trombley played all 60 minutes for the Americans Wednesday, back-stopping Tri-City with 27 saves on the night. On the other side, Eric Williams steered aside 16 shots for the Chiefs in a losing effort.
Tri-City and Spokane will be right back at it this weekend, as both teams wrap up their pre-season schedule at the Toyota Center Saturday night for a 7 p.m. faceoff.
Tri-City Americans 2, Spokane Chiefs 1
1- T.C Ty Comrie (1) (Braden Purtill) 4:56
2- T.C Brian Williams (5) (Phillip Tot) 5:23 (PP)
3- SPO Adam Helewka (2) (Mitch Holmberg) 11:13 (PP)
Shots on Goal
T.C: Troy Trombley (60:00 27/28)
SPO: Eric Williams ( 59:11 16/18)