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Tri-City Americans
City Kennewick, Washington
League Western Hockey League
Conference Western
Division U.S.
Founded 1988 (1988)-89
Home arena Toyota Center
Colors Navy blue, red, silver, white
General manager Canada Bob Tory
Head coach Kelly Buchberger

Franchise history
1966–67 Calgary Buffaloes
1967–77 Calgary Centennials
1977–82 Billings Bighorns
1982–83 Nanaimo Islanders
1983–88 New Westminster Bruins
1988-present Tri-City Americans

The Tri-City Americans are an American professional ice hockey team that began playing in 1988. They currently play in the Western Hockey League. They play their home games in Kennewick, Washington at the Toyota Center. The team was originally known as the Calgary Buffalos and later changed their name to the Calgary Centennials. The Centennials were active from 67 to 77 and were later relocated to Billings, Montana and became the Billings Bighorns. They played in Billings from 1977 to 1998 before being relocated to Nanaimo, British Columbia and were named the Nanaimo Islanders. The Islanders played from 1982 to 1983 before they were moved to New Westminster, British Columbia and became the New Westminster Bruins. They moved to the Tri-Cities in 1988.

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