Mason Wilgosh, left, Brendan Shinnimin, Drew Owsley, Kruise Reddick and Johnny Lazo are all list players who became top players for the Americans. (Herald/Kai-Huei Yau) -- to go with the article from yesterday. What a great picture!
"It was a really good game," said Tri-City coach Jim Hiller. "You don't come into this building without everyone pulling on the same rope. A lot of good stuff had to happen other than the big stuff. They laid it on the line."
The Americans (47-21-1-2, 97 points), who never trailed in the game, play host to Spokane tonight. A victory would give the Americans the division title and the Western Conference title, regardless of the outcome of tonight's Everett game with Chilliwack, or the Everett-Spokane game on Sunday.
"We've worked hard all year to play big games, and (today) is another big game," Hiller said. "This is a pretty good group of hockey players we have." (Herald)
I'm so nervous for tonight's game I don't even have anything else to add. Except I hope they carry that momentum and energy from last night into tonight, and I hope Spokane brings their leftover anger, resentment, and self-destructiveness that they ended last night with. :)