Tri-City American’s Justin Feser Ties WHL Record as Ams Dump Portland 4-2
Move over Cal Ripken Jr., there's another Ironman on the block!
Tri-City Americans forward Justin Feser tied the Western Hockey League record for consecutive games played, and added his 39th goal of the season as Tri-City dumped the No. 1 team in the WHL Tuesday night. After trailing 2-0 in the second period, the Ams scored four straight goals to take the win.
Feser, a 20-year-old from Red Deer, Alberta, played in his 311th consecutive WHL game, tying the record set by Dwayne Newman from 1988-1992. Newman played in 311 straight games for the Brandon Wheat Kings and old Victoria Cougars (now the Victoria Royals by way of Chilliwack).
Feser also scored his 150th WHL career point, and is currently 5th in the WHL in scoring with 92 points. He was also just named the "Denny's WHL Player of the Week" for his recent performances against Vancouver, Everett and Edmonton scoring six goals and making seven assists.
Feser is expected to break the record this Friday, March 1, when the Americans take on the Seattle Thunderbirds at the Toyota Center. Game time is 7:05pm.