The Tri-City Americans have released their 2017-18 schedule, as the team prepares to celebrate 30 years of hockey.

They will open the season Saturday, September 30th vs. the Everett Silvertips. The regular season begins on the road September 23rd vs. the defending WHL champion Seattle Thunderbirds.

The New Year's Eve game vs. Spokane Decemvber 31st is always popular, as are the Teddy Bear Toss nights (Dec. 1st). There will be two games the week of Thanksgiving including the very well attended Black Friday game the day after the holiday. A LOT of folks take a break from tramping through stores to watch some hockey.

Military Appreciation Night will be coming in January, where the Am's skate in special military-themed jerseys, and the Pink Ice night to benefit the fight against Breast Cancer will be February 24th.

For complete schedule details, click here.