Americans Defeat Lethbridge 4-2, Earn Third Straight Victory at Home
The Tri-City Americans earned their third straight victory at the Toyota Center tonight as they defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-2. Tyson Greenway led the Americans with a pair of goals and one assist.
It was the 24th straight time the Americans have defeated the Hurricanes in Kennewick.
Cole Shepard opened scoring nine minutes into the game scoring on the power play to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead. It was the sixth straight game that the Americans have allowed the first goal. Tri-City evened the score at 16:33 as Andrew Fan swept in a loose puck in front of the net for his third goal of the season. Lethbridge led shots-on-goal 12-10 through the first period.
Tri-City got their first power play of the night nine minutes into the second period when the Hurricanes were called for too many men. The Americans scored just seconds in the man-advantage opportunity as Reese Belton sent the puck to Tyson Greenway, who scored with a one-timer from the slot. Tri-City took a 2-1 lead into the final period. Shots were an even 7-7 through the second frame.
Jett Jones scored for the Hurricanes to one again tie the game just 11 seconds into the final frame, but the Americans didn't let that slow their momentum. At 10:48, just seconds after an expiring penalty, Greenway scored the go-ahead goal once again off a similar feed from Belton to take back the lead. With two minutes remaining in the game, Ethan Ernst followed with one last goal for the Americans to extend their lead to 4-2. The Ams led shots 11-9 in the final period.
The Americans will take on the Kelowna Rockets tomorrow at the Toyota Center.
Score: 4-2 TC
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