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Potent Power Play Leads Ams to 3-2 Victory Over Cougars

Brett Cullen / PG Cougars

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – After eight straight losses and 13 straight road losses, the Americans snapped both streaks tonight with a 3-2 victory over the Cougars in Prince George.

 

Defenseman Luke Zazula opened scoring tonight for the second night in a row [READ]. Zazula’s goal this evening game on a 5-on-3 man advantage 12:25 into the first period.

Tri-City held on to the one goal lead until Jonny Hooker tied the game for Prince George 1:15 into the second frame. The Cougars followed mid-period with a goal from Vladislav Mikhalchuk to take a 2-1 lead.

With one second remaining in the second period, Booker Daniel scored his fifth of the season with a deflection off a hard shot from Jayden Platz to tie the game for Tri-City.

Rookie Mason Dunsford played the full game in net for the Americans. The 16-year-old stopped 37 of 39 shots faced and earned his first ever WHL victory.

Rookie defenseman Marc Lajoie scored tonight’s game winning goal with 5:03 remaining in the game. The goal came on the power play, assisted by Blake Stevenson and goaltender Mason Dunsford.

All three of Tri-City’s goals were scored with a man advantage, a new single-game high this season for the Americans.¬†Both of Prince George’s goals were scored even strength as they went 0/4 on the power play.

Score: 3-2 TC

Shots: 39-24 PG

[Box Score]

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The Americans return to the Toyota Center on February 7th & 8th for a rivalry weekend against the Everett Silvertips and Spokane Chiefs. Get your tickets here.

When the Ams win on the road, you get free Jack in the Box curly fries back home! Take the below coupon into Jack in the Box in Kennewick to redeem.

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