By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
Losing your starting goaltender for the remainder of the season can have an affect on a team, but the sooner the Tri-City Americans get past the loss of Eric Comrie, the better.
Colin Smith had two goals in the third period and Kamloops rallied from a 1-0 deficit to hand the Tri-City Americans a 4-1 loss Friday night before a crowd of 4,772 at Toyota Center.
“We are certainly disappointed for Eric, but that is a separate issue,” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. “We didn’t play the way we needed to against one of the top teams in the league. We played at half speed and they were at full speed.”
Tri-City (26-17-1-2, 55 points), which had its three-game win streak snapped, remains 2 points behind fourth-place Spokane in the Western Conference standings.
The Chiefs, who dropped a 4-2 home game to Kelowna on Friday, host the Americans tonight.
Kamloops (30-13-2-3, 65 points), coming off a pair of road losses to Victoria, evened its series record with Tri-City at 2-2.