The Tri-City Americans announced the dates for the first two games of the first round of the WHL playoffs, but it could be as late as Sunday before they know who they will play.
The Americans (49-19-1-2) are tied with the Edmonton Oil Kings in the race for the Scotty Munro trophy with 101 points.
It's just the third time in franchise history the teams has eclipse the 100-point mark.
Tri-City has a one-point lead over Portland in a battle for the U.S. Division banner.
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"It's been a special year," Tri-City general manager Bob Tory said. "A special six years, to tell you the truth. Six 40-win seasons is something we all should be proud of, from the players, coaches, management, staff and fans. And 100 points is a milestone at any level of hockey. Three times in five years is quite remarkable. It's something I'm proud to be a part of."
The Americans finish their season with three home games -- tonight against Prince George, Friday against Everett and Saturday against rival Spokane.
"It's a short regular season now," Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. "There still is a lot to be decided. Spoke and Vancouver know they are playing each other, but they don't know where they are starting. For us, we need a Rubik's Cube to figure out who we are playing, travel and all that."
With six points still left to earn, Hiller said they are taking it two points at a time.
"After (today), we can subtract from there," he said.
Prince George (22-45-0-2, 46 points) is five points behind eighth-place Victoria with three games to play.
The Cougars need to win out and get a little help along the way to make the playoffs.
While their playoff opponent still is unknown, it's no secret the Americans have been one of the top teams in the WHL this season.
Tri-City has been at the top of the U.S. Division from the start of the season.
A small hiccup in mid-January dropped the Americans behind Portland, they have since caught up and have been changing places atop the division the last couple of weeks.
"We got out to an early lead, then we lost it," Hiller said. "We felt it could go down to the last week, maybe the last game."
As the regular season draws to a close, the Americans have put together a season that will be remembered for years to come.
The Americans have set franchise records and players reached franchise and league scoring marks that haven't been touched for years.
"It has been a special season so far, and the exciting part is just coming up," Hiller said. "We have had some special accomplishments along the way. We have had some great moments this season, individual and team wise. It has been a great ride thus far and we are just getting started. It has been fun to be a part of. I have been on the other side and it's not fun."
Tri-City set a franchise record with a 13-game win streak that stretched from Dec. 2 to Jan. 7.
The Americans also set a franchise record with a 13-game home win streak that ran from Oct. 29 to Jan. 17.
Brendan Shinnimin has been the hottest player in the WHL since the holiday break.
He broke the 50-goal barrier Feb. 26 against Seattle, marking the first time a Tri-City player scored 50 goals since Dylan Gyori had 53 during the 1998-99 season.
Going into tonight's game, Shinnimin has 57 goals, leads the league in scoring and is on a 20-game point streak.
He scored 43 points (23 goals, 20 assists) in 14 games in February.
The 129 points is the most scored in the league since Pavel Brendl had 134 during the 1998-99 season.
Shinnimin, Adam Hughesman (110) and Patrick Holland (105) have reached the century mark this season, the first time since the 1991-92 season (Terry Degner, Brian Sakic and Vladimir Vujtek) that the Americans have had three 100-point players.
"Three guys on one team with 100 points is really rare," Tory said. "It's something special our fans should embrace."
Holland also leads the league is assists with 81, a total that hasn't been seen in WHL since Todd Robinson of Portland had 96 in 1996-97.
Hughesman has been moving up the franchise leaderboard all season.
By the time the season is over, his name will be sprinkled among the top five in games played, career goals, career assists and career points.
And, several other players -- including Justin Feser and Zach Yuen -- have set individual single-season records for goals and points.
In net, Ty Rimmer tied Carey Price with 30 wins in one season, ranking them sixth all-time.