For the 3rd time in franchise history, the Tri-City Americans will be playing for the Western Conference Championship in the WHL, taking on the Everett Silvertips.

The best of 7 series begins Friday and Saturday in Everett, April 20-21, with games starting at 7:35 and 7:05pm respectively.

Then  the series shifts to Tri-Cities for games 3-4, Monday April 23 and Thursday April 26, with 7:05 puck drops.  Then, if necessary Saturday April 28th in Everett, 7:05pm, Monday April 30th in Tri-Cities, and finally Tuesday May 1st in Everett, also at 7:05pm.

Because the Americans were  a wild-card team, and Everett was the U.S. Division Champ, the Am's will be the road team through the rest of the playoffs.

The last time the Americans went to the Conference Finals was in 2011-12.