Tri-City Americans

The Tri -City Americans are an ice hockey team from Kennewick, a part of the Tri -Cities in Washington state. The team plays since 1988 in one of the three highest Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Western Hockey League ( WHL).

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The New Westminster Bruins of the Western Hockey League were resettled in 1988 after Kennewick and renamed Tri -City Americans. After she had ever reached the playoffs for the Ed Chynoweth Cup in the first eight years of its existence, the team missed this in the 1996/97 season for the first time. In the subsequent six years, they reached the playoffs only three times since 2003, the team from Washington, however, could increase continuously and reached the playoffs ever since. Her biggest success was the Americans by reaching the final of the Western Conference in the 2007/08 season, in which they almost defeated by the Spokane Chiefs in the best- of-seven series with 3:4 victories. In addition, they won twice in a row (2008 and 2009), the U.S. division. For the 2009/10 season, the previous assistant coach and former NHL player Terry Virtue was appointed head coach.


Logo 1991-1993

Logo 1993-2003

Logo 2003-2008

News Logo since 2008

Former Players

The following players who were active for the Tri -City Americans played in the course of her career in the National Hockey League:

  • Stu Barnes
  • Milan Bartović
  • Alexander Boikow
  • Brian Boucher
  • Jason Bowen
  • Mike Busniuk
  • Kimbi Daniels
  • Brad Ference
  • Dan Focht
  • Todd Simpson
  • Dan Smith
  • Sheldon Souray
  • Jaroslav Svejkovsky
  • Billy Tibbetts
  • Terry Virtue
  • Vladimír Vůjtek
  • B. J. Young

Blocked numbers

The following points are no longer awarded by the Tri -City Americans:

  • 8 Brian Sakic
  • 14 Stu Barnes, Todd classes
  • 33 Olaf Kolzig

Team Records

Career Records