The Tri-City Americans are returning to the Toyota Center for the first time in over a calendar year. A long wait for players and fans alike is about to come to an end when the Americans kick off their abbreviated 2020-2021 season this Thursday against the Portland Winterhawks. In total, the Americans will play 24 games, 12 at home, and 12 on the road. All 12 home games will be broadcast on SWX so fans can catch the action on TV. Fans can listen to every game this season on Newstalk 870.

Typically in March, the Americans would be wrapping up the regular season and prepping for a post-season run but 2020-2021 will see the team playing until May 11th.

Currently, attendance will not be open to fans but the team announced in February that fans could be with them spiritually via window cling.

It's easy to save the Americans' schedule to your phone calendar by tapping on "Download to ICal/Outlook." It's always nice to have the full schedule in the palm of your hand.

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We're very excited to have the Americans on the ice this year. They've become such an integral part of Tri-Cities life and we never adjusted well to being without them.

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