The Americans came out strong and healthier than they had been in a long time, winning their final 3 games of the regular season against Chilliwack, Spokane, and Seattle. Now the 2011 WHL Playoffs begin this Friday with the Western Conference Quarter Finals vs the Vancouver Giants.

After wrapping up the 2010-11 regular season with a fifth straight season of 40+ wins and 90+ points, the Tri-City Americans are pleased to announce their first round schedule for the upcoming 2011 WHL Playoffs.

Tri-City will match-up with their B.C. Division rivals, the Vancouver Giants in the first round, best-of-seven series. It will be a rematch of the 2010 Western Conference Finals, where the Americans secured their first Western Conference Championship after winning the series 4 games to 2. Tri-City won the 2010-11 season series vs. the Giants 3 games to 1.

Games 1 and 2 will be played at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, starting on Friday, March 26th. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Fans are encouraged to check the Americans’ website, www.amshockey.com, in the coming days for further playoff information. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, March 21, through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Toyota Center box office, all Fred Meyer outlets, or online at ticketmaster.com.

2011 WHL Playoffs – Western Conference Quarter-Finals
Game 1: Fri., March 25, Vancouver Giants at Tri-City Americans, 7:05 p.m. at Toyota Center
Game 2: Sat., March 26, Vancouver Giants at Tri-City Americans, 7:05 p.m. at Toyota Center
Game 3: Tue., March 29, Tri-City Americans at Vancouver Giants, 7:00 p.m. at Pacific Coliseum
Game 4: Wed., March 30, Tri-City Americans at Vancouver Giants, 7:00 p.m. at Pacific Coliseum
Game 5: Fri., April 1, Vancouver Giants at Tri-City Americans *If necessary
Game 6: Sat., April 2, Tri-City Americans at Vancouver Giants *If necessary
Game 7: Tue., April 5, Vancouver Giants at Tri-City Americans *If necessary