Tri-City Americans

Ams sign prospect, back home Wednesday

KENNEWICK -- The Tri-City Americans announced Monday they have signed prospect Sam Grist.

Grist, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound defenseman from North Saanich, B.C., had two goals, six points and 55 penalty minutes in Junior A hockey playing for the Victoria Grizzlies in the British Columbia Hockey League.

Grist, who attended both the Americans' rookie and main training camp this season, will join the team this week but is not expected to play in Tri-City's three remaining regular-season games.

The Americans, coming off a seven-game road stretch, are at home Wednesday against Seattle.