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TCH: Ams skate past Regina on ‘Down There’ night

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

The Regina Pats, who rallied from two goals down in the third period Wednesday for a win over Everett, were well on their way to staging another comeback win Friday, but the Tri-City Americans were able to weather the storm.

The Americans, behind two goals from Brian Williams, beat the Pats 5-3 before a crowd of 4,178 at Toyota Center to improve to 3-0 against the East Division this season.

“We scored on our chances and they didn’t score on theirs the first two periods. That’s how I saw it,” said Americans coach Jim Hiller. “I thought it was even, or they were even better in the first two, but we scored some nice goals. In the end, it was more fitting of what it should have been.”

Tri-City goalie Eric Comrie picked up his 50th WHL victory, registering 28 saves.

“It’s really exciting,” Comrie said. “This is a great league with a lot of great goaltenders. I’m excited to reach that milestone.”

It was Shaun Vey Aware Down There Night, and the Americans and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center raised funds for men’s health issues. The event, in its first go-round, raised $2,377.60.

 

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