The T-Birds defeated the Tri-City Americans 5-1 Friday, December 1, 2017, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Zack Andrusiak had two goals and Tyler Carpendale, Sami Moilanen and Noah Philp each had a goal. Austin Strand and Donovan Neuls each had two assists. Matt Berlin made 23 saves. Dylan Coghlan scored for the Americans. Beck Warm played the first two periods and had 15 saves. Patrick Dea had 16 saves in the third period.