KENNEWICK, Wash.--A former Captain for the Tri-City American's will now return to the program as an Assistant Coach. Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced the hiring of Beau McCue on Monday.

“Beau epitomizes everything we look for in an Assistant Coach and former player; work ethic, courage, humility, passion, and a genuine kindness toward others,” said Tory.

The 26-year-old Missoula, MT native played four seasons with the Americans before playing USports Hockey while attending University of Prince Edward Island, then signing with the Fayetteville Marksmen in 2019.

“I am very excited to work with the Americans again,” said McCue. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time here as a player and when the opportunity came up to be part of the coaching staff, I had to take it. I am looking forward to working with Stu and Bob and learning from them. I hope to do all I can to help the players reach their potential and see the Americans succeed. I look forward to being back in the Toyota Center in front of the best fans in the WHL.”

The Americans will host Portland inside the Toyota Center for the season opener on Friday, October 1st. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm.

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