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Americans Announce 2012-13 Rookie Camp Roster

August 16, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) Tri-City Americans

KENNEWICK, WA - Tri-City Americans' Governor/General Manager Bob Tory announced today the team's roster for next week's rookie camp.

This year's rookie camp will be highlighted by the appearance of all 11 players drafted by Tri-City in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and all 11 players from the Americans' 2011 draft class. There will also be a team record 16 U.S. prospects at this year's camp, including 9 from California, 4 from Washington, including Richland-native Casey Kaiser, 2 from Colorado and 1 from Arizona.

For a full schedule of events for the Americans' Rookie Camp, visit the Americans' website at www.amshockey.com.

2012-13 Rookie Camp Roster

Player, DOB, Height, Weight, Hometown, 11-12 Club

Goaltenders (4)

Brendan Barry, Nov. 9-97, 5'10 160, Kelowna, B.C., OHA Bantam

Matt Cresswell, Feb. 1-97, 5'11 160, Melfort, SK, North East Wolfpack Bantam

Casey Kaiser, Jan. 28-96, 6'1 180, Richland, WA, Tri-City Jr. Americans U-18

**Evan Sarthou, Sept. 24-97, 6'0 175, Black Diamond, WA, LA Selects Bantam

Defense (14)

*Jeremy Briscoe, July 27-96, 6'4 185, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U-16

*Brandon Carlo, Nov. 26-96, 6'2 160, Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado Thunderbirds U-16

*Kaleb Denham, May 9-96, 6'3 170, Innisfail, AB, Red Deer Rebels Midget

**Bryce Fiske, Nov. 6-97, 5'10 165, Air Ronge, SK, North East Wolfpack Bantam

**Tyler Fraser, July 17-97, 6'1 165, Surrey, B.C., Cloverdale Colts Bantam

Riley Hillis, Apr. 8-96, 5'11 180, Arvada, CO, Rocky Mountain Roughriders U-16

Kyler Newman, Feb. 25-97, 5'11 150, Lethbridge, AB, Lethbridge Golden Hawks Bantam

Derin Ozturk, Mar. 17-97, 6'2 200, Huntington Beach, CA, LA Selects Bantam

Ryan Parmenter, Feb. 21-96, 6'3 190, Kirkland, WA, Seattle U-16

Braeden Ruff, Nov. 26-97, 5'10 150, Lethbridge, AB, Lethbridge Golden Hawks Bantam

**Kurtis Rutledge, June 2-97, 6'0 165, Calgary, AB, Calgary Bronks Bantam

Joseph Thielen, Feb. 13-97, 5'10 150, Huntington Beach, CA, LA Selects Bantam

Parker Wakaruk, May 14-96, 5'11 175, Lethbridge, AB, Lethbridge Hounds Midget

**Parker Wotherspoon, Aug. 24-97, 5'11 155, Surrey, B.C., Cloverdale Colts Bantam

Forwards (20)

Taylor Anshelm, Feb. 21-97, 6'0 170, Cold Lake, AB, Lloydminster Heat Bantam

Ryland Chernomaz, July 13-97, 5'10 155, Vancouver, B.C., North Shore Winter Club Bantam

**Ty Comrie, Aug. 8-97, 5'10 155, Newport Beach, CA, LA Selects Bantam

*Matthew Forchuk, Dec. 28-96, 5'8 160, Okotoks, AB, M15 Raiders

**Cole Gammer, Feb. 19-97, 6'0 150, Edmonton, AB, CAC Canadians Bantam

Keaton Gordon, Aug. 9-97, 6'0 175, Terrace, B.C., Terrace Bantam Rep

*Kody Ichinaga, Oct. 23-96, 5'3 135, Torrance, CA, LAHC Midget

**Robby Jackson, Aug. 22-97, 5'9 165, Alameda, CA, LA Selects Bantam

**Maxwell James, Apr. 13-97, 6'2 195, Kamloops, B.C., Kamloops Bantam

Justin Marreck, Apr. 1-96, 6'1 175, West Kelowna, BC, Okanagan Rockets Midget

*Shane McMahan, July 30-96, 6'0 200, Irvine, CA, Orange County U-16

*Tyler Mrkonjic, Feb. 24-96, 6'3 170, St. Albert, AB, St. Albert Raiders Midget

Cameron Poe, Feb. 7-96, 6'0 165, Thousand Oaks, CA, LA Kings U-16

**Braden Purtill, Apr 27-97, 5'11 175, Winnipeg, MB, Winnipeg Sharks Bantam

Cole Redl, May 25-96, 6'2 210, Huntington Beach, CA, LAHC Midget

Connor Rickabus, Jan. 21-96, 5'11 160, Dove Canyon, CA, Orange County U-16

Devin Ruff, Nov. 26-97, 5'10 150, Lethbridge, AB, Lethbridge Golden Hawks Bantam

Rodney Southam, Aug. 9-96, 5'10 175, Saskatoon, SK, Saskatoon Contacts Midget

**Jordan Topping, July 20-97, 5'11 175, Salt Spring Island, B.C., Nanaimo Clippers Bantam

Levi Waterman, Sept. 12-96, 6'0 160, Washougal, WA, Team Seattle Midget

* indicates 2011 Bantam Draft selection

** indicates 2012 Bantam Draft selection

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