The Tri-City Americans advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a sweep of the Everett Silvertips.
Up next for the Americans will be the winner of the Vancouver-Spokane series.
I'm kind of torn on this one. Spokane is closer and easier on our playoff budget. But, the Americans have already played them 12 times this season, winning the season series 7-5. The Chiefs beat the Americans in the playoffs last year.
The Americans beat the Giants the last two years in the playoffs and were 3-0-0-1 against them during the regular season. With Vancouver, you have to throw in the Tim Horton's variable. My son is running low on Timmy's and the guys at the office are drooling for some Tim Horton's donuts.
Take your pick as to who you would like to see the Americans play in the next round: Vancouver or Spokane.