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Americans Unable to Hold Off Silvertips, Fall 5-0

Judy Simpson

KENNEWICK,WA – The Americans and Silvertips matched up tonight for the fifth time in their nine game season series and the first time this season at the Toyota Center. The Americans started the game strong, but were unable to hold off the high-ranked Silvertips.

20-year-old defenseman Jake Christiansen opened scoring tonight at 19:05 first period. The Silvertips followed with four more to take a 5-0 shutout victory over the Americans.

Rookie goaltender Mason Dunsford played the full game in net tonight for Tri-City stopping 31 of 36 shots faced tonight from Everett.

SCORE: 5-0 EVT

SHOTS: 36-18  EVT

[Box Score]

The Americans return to the Toyota Center next weekend for back-to-back home games. The Moose Jaw Warriors will make their biennial visit to Kennewick on Friday for a Valentine’s Day matchup. The Americans will then host a rivalry night game against the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday, February 15th. Tickets are available online from Ticketmaster here.

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