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Comrie makes 36 saves as the Americans down the Hurricanes 4-1

Saturday, 10.06.2012 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Comrie makes 36 saves as the Americans down the Hurricanes 4-1

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Eric Comrie stopped 36-of-37 as the Tri-City Americans downed the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Justin Feser had a goal and two assists for the Americans (3-3-0), who have won two in a row, and Parker Bowles added a goal and an assist

Connor Rankin and Drydn Dow also scored for Tri-City, which led from start to finish.

“When you get a lead, it’s easier to play,” Comrie said. “The shots were easy shots and the guys were blocking shots and clearing rebounds.”

Sam McKechnie scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes (2-3-0).

Goaltender Ty Rimmer made his return to Tri-City after being traded to Lethbridge in the offseason. Last season for the Americans Rimmer won 31 games and was named Western Conference Goaltender of the Year.

“In warmups there were mixed emotions,” said Rimmer, who finished with 24 saves. “Once the puck dropped, it was just another game. We really needed these two points. This is a tough building to come into. We needed a couple of more saves from myself.”

Tri-City went 2-for-4 on the power play while Lethbridge failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

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