Photo Courtesy: Hockey Manitoba


KENNEWICK, WA – The Tri-City Americans today are pleased to announce that 16-year-old goaltender Matthew Thiessen has been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp. The camp will be held in Calgary, AB from June 10 through 12.

The 6’0”, 162 pound Thiessen is from Altona, MB and played the 2015-16 season for Pembina Valley in the MMAAAHL. He also was named to Team Manitoba and helped backstop his team to a silver medal at the Canada U-16 Challenge Cup in Calgary, AB held October 27 through November 1.

During the 2015-16 campaign, Thiessen in 41 games and played 1,171 minutes for Pembina Valley. He won 17 games and carried an impressive goals against average of 2.00.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Matthew and we wish him all the best at this camp,” said Americans governor/general manager Bob Tory.


Season memberships are currently on sale for the upcoming for the upcoming 2016-17 WHL season. For more information contact the Americans office at 509.736.0606.



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