Ams Top Tips 2 to 0
From the amshockey.com-
Everett, WA- Once Eric Comrie skated on to the ice, the Everett Silvertips had no chance.
Comrie stopped 35 shots, including 18 in the third period as the Tri-City Americans (2-3-0-0) earned a 2-0 win against the Everett Silvertips (1-3-0-1) in front of a Wednesday night crowd at Comcast Arena.
The Americans scored in the first period when Malte Strömwall fired a wrist shot from the slot past Austin Lotz on the power play for a 1-0 lead. Everett had an opportunity on the power play later in the period because of a Marcus Messier trip. But the Americans killed the penalty and held a 1-0 lead after one.
There were no goals scored in the second period, but both goalies created their own highlight films. Eric Comrie stopped two breakaways, and turned away every shot on the Everett 5-on-3 power play, including a big glove save on a shot from Ryan Murray in the slot. Lotz stopped every puck on the Americans power play, and had good rebound control to keep it away from the swarm of Americans trying to put home a rebound.
Everett kept pressing with good chances in the third period, with shots going off the post and a good power play chance that they were unable to convert. Tri-City swung the momentum back in their favor when Jordan Messier scored a goal off of a Justin Hamonic rebound to make it 2-0.
Everett had many chances in the third period, pulling Lotz with 1:44 left in the period to have an extra attacker. It didn’t matter, as Comrie earned the shutout and the Americans held on for the victory.
Comrie recorded his fifth career shutout and his first of the season. With his goal, Strömwall has scored in three straight games and recorded a point in every game to start the season.
Everett goalie Austin Lotz had 20 saves in the loss.
The Americans will be back in action on Friday when they welcome the Lethbridge Hurricanes (2-2-0-0) to the Toyota Center. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The game will be the first game for Philip Tot against his former team since being traded. Ty Rimmer comes back to the Toyota Center after being traded to Lethbridge. Rimmer was 31-12 in Tri-City last year with a 0.922 save percentage. NewsTalk 870 will broadcast the game on the radio and streaming video is available online through WHL Live. Tickets are available at the Toyota Center box office, Fred Meyer outlets, at any Ticketmaster location and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Jack in the Box Three Stars:
1. Eric Comrie, Tri-City
2. Malte Strömwall, Tri-City
3. Carson Stadnyk, Everett