Wednesday morning the WHL made an announcement concerning the 2021-22 season. From the WHL website, Tri City fans will have to wait a little while longer to see BC Division foes at Toyota Center. From the WHL website:

"Due to ongoing border restrictions preventing non-essential bus travel from Canada to the U.S., WHL Clubs in the U.S. Division will compete exclusively against U.S. Division opponents, while WHL Clubs in the B.C. Division will compete exclusively against B.C. Division opponents during the month of October."

The WHL went on to say:

"Following these changes, WHL Clubs in the Western Conference are now scheduled to begin inter-division competition beginning Wednesday, November 3 when the Portland Winterhawks visit the Kamloops Blazers."

This means for the Tri-City Americans, they won't face a Canadian team until November 19th-20th when they play vs. Prince George two games in a row at Toyota Center.

The Americans had originally had games scheduled vs. Kamloops, Kelowna, and Victoria Oct. 15, 22, and 30th respectively, but those have been replaced with US Division foes.  The Americans will still face BC Division foes, but in a lesser number of games as they've been 'pushed back' to later in the season.

The Americans will still have their home opener Oct. 1 vs Portland, and home games Oct. 9 and 15th vs. Spokane. Schedule dates remain the same, just tweaking opponents.

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