By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
Luke Lee-Knight always has a mega-watt smile on his face, but after Jesse Mychan notched his first Western Hockey League hat trick Wednesday night, the Tri-City Americans goalie’s pearly whites had some competition.
“I think my smile was bigger,” said Mychan, who also had an assist for his first four-point night. “I’m on a strong line with (Justin) Feser and (Malte) Strömwall, and that helps my confidence.”
The Americans (26-16-1-2, 55 points), who trail the fourth-place Spokane Chiefs by two points in the Western Conference standings, host Kamloops (29-13-2-3, 63 points) tonight and visit Spokane on Saturday. They will need all hands on deck this weekend.
“Mych has had a string of five of his most consistent and best games of the year,” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. “We are seeing different players rise to the occasion on different nights. That’s important.”
Mychan, who moved to Feser’s line when Beau McCue was injured Sunday against Seattle, had a goal Tuesday against Everett before his outpouring of points Wednesday night.