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The weather is heating up in Kennewick and so are the offseason adventures. We checked in with our returning players to find out what they’re up to this summer and how they’re preparing for the upcoming season. Stay tuned for a Summer Check-In with each Americans player, and check out previous Summer Check-In articles HERE.
Describe your offseason training routine:
RS: I do a CrossFit workout in the morning five days a week and work on skating twice a week.
What skills are you focused on improving?
RS: I’m focused on strengthening my legs and lower core, along with shooting the puck.
Have you spent time with any of your Americans teammates over the offseason?
RS: I haven’t spent time with any of my teammates. We live too far away.
What has been the highlight of your summer so far?
RS: The highlight of my summer has been going to the lake with friends and family, and my week-long family camping trip in the mountains.
Looking back at the Americans 2017-18 season, what was your favorite moment?
RS: My favourite moment last year was sweeping the first two rounds of playoffs.
What are you most looking forward to about returning to Tri-City in August?
RS: I’m looking forward to seeing all the returning players from last year and meeting the new guys.
Favorite song of the summer?
RS: My favourite song would have to be “Fan Girl“ by Michael Ray.
Fun fact: Riley’s favorite athlete is Sidney Crosby.
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