Kennewick, WA – The 2021 Red Lion Preseason Tournament opened today at Toyota Arena. Tri-City’s first game of the weekend ended with a close loss to the Everett Silvertips in the final seconds of overtime.
After shutting out the Silvertips last weekend in his WHL preseason debut, goaltender Tomas Suchanek once again played the full game in net for the Americans. The Czech Republic native put on a show, stopping all 27 shots faced from the Silvertips during regulation.
Koen MacInnes, recently acquired by Everett from the Saskatoon Blades, played in net for the Silvertips and stopped all 30 regulation shots from Tri-City.
The scoreless game carried into overtime where Dylan Anderson secured the victory for Everett with his first goal of the preseason, assisted by Ben Hemmerling at 4:52.
Tri-City out shot Everett 30-28.
The Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winterhawks faced off earlier in the day for the first game of the tournament. Portland took a 3-0 shutout victory over Spokane with goals from Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Marcus Nguyen, and Josh Mori.
Tomorrow at 6:05 the Americans will take on the Portland Winterhawks. Tickets are available the Toyota Arena (“Rink B”) door for $12.