Late rally falls short, Americans fall 4-2 at Vancouver

By the Tri-City HeraldJanuary 5, 2014 

Tri-City's Brian Williams (26) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver's Brett Kulak during Sundy's game at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia.


The Tri-City Americans made a valiant comeback effort in the third period, but were never able to recover from the Vancouver Giants’ quick start in the first period as the Americans fell 4-2 at the Pacific Coliseum on Sunday.

It was the eighth loss for the Americans in their last nine games, dropping the team below the .500 mark at 18-19-2-2.

Dalton Thrower’s power-play goal in the second period gave the Giants a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes of play. But in the third period, goals by Lucas Nickles and Phil Tot cut the Vancouver lead to 3-2, before the Giants’ Jackson Houck scored in the open net to ice the victory. Eric Comrie finished the game with 31 saves, allowing three goals in the 56:34 he spent on the ice.

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