TCH: Ams take aim at visiting Blades

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

With the record East Division teams have mustered during their trek through the U.S. Division this season, they should be thankful they only have to cross the border every other year.

Regina (3-2), Brandon (1-4) and Swift Current (0-5) had little success against Everett, Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Tri-City.

Now, Saskakoon is trying to salvage its trip after starting 0-3 against Everett, Seattle and Portland.

The Blades (10-17-1-2) will try to end a three-game slide tonight when they visit the Americans (15-12-1-2) at Toyota Center.

“For the most part, the teams we have played have four lines and are very well balanced,” said first-year Blades coach Dave Struch. “They have a high skill level, are very structured, and the amount of hard work they put in they are hard to play against. We have gone up against three very good teams. Our job is to win. We have to go out and get the next one.”

The Americans, coming off a big shootout win over rival Spokane on Saturday, are 3-0 against the East this season.



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