Americans Make History with 2nd Playoff Sweep, On To Conference Finals [VIDEO]
The Tri-City Americans are headed to the WHL Western Conference Finals after turning back a determined Victoria Royals team that never quit.
The Americans jumped to a 3-1 lead Wednesday night at Toyota Center, only to see the Royals tie it up at 3. But then the Americans got a huge goal to go ahead 4-3, and an empty net tally to cement the 5-3 win.
With the victory the Americans set a franchise record by sweeping consecutive opponents in the playoffs for the first time ever. Now they wait the winner of the Everett vs. Portland series, which the Silvertips lead 2-1. Everett was the US Division champ.
Watch the end of the game as the Americans clinch a spot in conference finals, and first ever double sweep in post season (WHL Video)
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