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.