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Americans Announce 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule

July 2 2012 at 11:14 AM


KENNEWICK, WA The Western Hockey League released its 2012-13 regular-season schedule today and the Tri-City Americans will open their 25th season in the Mid-Columbia at home the fifth consecutive home start versus Spokane on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Tri-City opens the season with 11 of its first 17 games on the road, during which time the team sees their longest road trip of the season an eight game trip that includes their swing through the East Division from Oct. 7 to Oct. 26. The Americans heaviest home month will be in November (eight games), while October is the most road heavy (10 games). October and January each feature a season-high 13 games. The club will also take a nine-day hiatus from Dec. 19-27 as the League takes its annual Winter Break.

The Americans will again play all other 21 teams in the WHL at least once in 2012-13. In division play, the Americans will go head-to-head with the Spokane Chiefs 12 times (six home and six away), including 6 match-ups after the Winter Break. Tri-City will also play the Seattle Thunderbirds and the defending Western Conference Champion Portland Winterhawks nine times while stomping the Everett Silvertips 10 times. Tri-City will again play their B.C. Division counterparts (Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria) four times each.

The 2012-13 schedule has Tri-City hosting all six Central Division opponents, including a match-up with the 2011-12 WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Lethbridge Hurricanes (Oct. 5), Red Deer Rebels (Nov. 3), Medicine Hat Tigers (Jan. 25) and Calgary Hitmen (Feb. 12) will also visit the Toyota Center this season.

The Americans will play 10 of their final 17 games at home and close out the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, March 16 vs. Spokane. The team then wraps up the 2012-13 campaign on the road, playing at the Comcast Arena in Everett on March 17.

Home Schedule Highlights:
27 home games scheduled for Friday-Saturday-Sunday
17 games before and 19 games following the Winter Break
24th Annual New Years Eve game on Monday, December 31 vs. Spokane Chiefs

Game Times:
Monday - Saturday: 7:05 PM
Sundays: 5:05 PM

Schedule Notes:
The division rival Spokane Chiefs visit: Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 23, Dec. 31, Feb. 16, Mar. 16
Western Conference Finals Re-match with Portland: Sept. 23, Dec. 9, Dec. 28, Jan. 26, Feb. 26
Former Tri-City goaltender, Ty Rimmer and the Lethbridge Hurricanes visit: Oct. 5
Four three-games-in-three-nights weekends, Three prior to the Winter Break
Longest home stand: Eight games (Nov. 2 thru Nov. 23)
Longest road trip: Eight games (Oct. 7 thru Oct. 26)

Tri-City Americans 2012-13 Schedule

Sat. Sept. 22 Spokane
Sun. Sept. 23 Portland
Thur. Sept. 27 Everett
Sat. Sept. 29 at Spokane
Wed. Oct. 3 at Everett
Fri. Oct. 5 Lethbridge
Sat. Oct. 6 Victoria
Sun. Oct. 7 at Everett
Sat. Oct. 13 at Brandon
Sun. Oct. 14 at Moose Jaw
Tue. Oct. 16 at Prince Albert
Wed. Oct. 17 at Saskatoon
Fri. Oct. 19 at Regina
Sat. Oct. 20 at Swift Current
Fri. Oct. 26 at Seattle
Sat. Oct. 27 Spokane
Sun. Oct. 28 at Portland
Fri. Nov. 2 Everett
Sat. Nov. 3 Red Deer
Sun. Nov. 4 Vancouver
Fri. Nov. 9 Everett
Sat. Nov. 10 Kamloops
Fri. Nov. 16 Kelowna
Sat. Nov. 17 Kelowna
Fri. Nov. 23 Spokane
Sat. Nov. 24 at Spokane
Wed. Nov. 28 at Kelowna
Fri., Nov. 30 at Kamloops
Sat., Dec. 1 at Vancouver
Thur. Dec. 6 Seattle
Fri. Dec. 7 at Portland
Sun. Dec. 9 Portland
Tue. Dec. 11 Everett
Sat. Dec. 15 at Spokane
Tue. Dec. 18 at Seattle
Fri. Dec. 28 Portland Sat. Dec. 29 at Portland
Mon. Dec. 31 Spokane
Fri. Jan. 4 at Victoria
Sat. Jan. 5 at Victoria
Wed. Jan. 9 at Kamloops
Fri. Jan. 11 at Kelowna
Sun. Jan. 13 Seattle
Tue. Jan. 15 at Everett
Wed. Jan. 16 at Vancouver
Fri. Jan. 18 Kamloops
Sat. Jan. 19 at Spokane
Tue. Jan. 22 Seattle
Fri. Jan. 25 Medicine Hat
Sat. Jan. 26 Portland
Wed. Jan. 30 Prince George
Fri. Feb. 1 at Everett
Sat. Feb. 2 at Seattle
Fri. Feb. 8 Victoria
Sat. Feb. 9 at Spokane
Tue. Feb. 12 Calgary
Fri. Feb. 15 at Portland
Sat. Feb. 16 Spokane
Tue. Feb. 19 Vancouver
Fri. Feb. 22 Everett
Sat. Feb. 23 Edmonton
Tue. Feb. 26 Portland
Fri. Mar. 1 Seattle
Sat. Mar. 2 at Seattle
Mon. Mar. 4 at Prince George
Tue. Mar. 5 at Prince George
Fri. Mar. 8 Kootenay
Sat. Mar. 9 Prince George
Tue. Mar. 12 at Seattle
Fri. Mar. 15 at Spokane
Sat. Mar. 16 Spokane
Sun. Mar. 17 at Everett

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  1. 2012-13 Tri-City Americans Pre-Season Schedule - ken E. Wick on Jul 3, 2012, 11:43 AM
    1. We will be over to Tri for that - DonnyJ on Jul 7, 2012, 6:37 PM
      1. LOL - Tips swept in the playoffs every year & they won a cup? Hows that work? - jsy on Jul 10, 2012, 12:22 PM
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