Scratches: Walters, Giebel, Rissanen, Maxwell, Elynuik, Erricson, Suer.
Notes: The biggest news is that leading scorer Tyler Maxwell is out sick. Also, center Tyler Giebel is scratched for unknown reasons. That means 15-year-old center Ryan Chynoweth makes his WHL debut tonight. With defensemen Chad Suer (broken jaw), Rasmus Rissanen (World Juniors) and Nick Walters (U-17s) and wingers Campbell Elynuik (shoulder) and Jari Erricson (U-17s) still unavailable, the Tips dress just 19.
Scratches: Dow, Ashton, M.Messier, Dreidger.
Notes: The Americans are missing right wing Carter Ashton (World Juniors) and goaltender Chris Dreidger (U-17s) to international duty. Otherwise Tri-City is fully healthy.