Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wild Unbeaten Streak Ends In Loss At West Kelowna

West Kelowna, BC. – The Wenatchee Wild led after 40 minutes but couldn’t withstand a third-period rally Saturday by the home team, losing to the West Kelowna Warriors 4-2 in BCHL action at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna, British Columbia.

West Kelowna led 1-0 after one, on a Kyle Marino goal, assisted by Kylar Hope just 45 seconds from the end of the period.

In the second, two power play goals would give the Wild the lead. The first came from Brendan Harris (Las Vegas, NV), off assists from August Von Ungern (Boise, ID) and Matt Baker (Midhurst, ON) at 1:10, tying the game 1-1. The second was scored by Mike Coyne (Buffalo, NY), assisted by Tyler Rockwell (San Jose, CA) and Kyle Stephan (Barrie, ON) at 10:04, putting Wenatchee on top, 2-1 through 40 minutes.

In the third, the Warriors scored three times. At 6:50 Hope scored from Kyle Marino, tying the game 2-2. Then, Garrett Forster put West Kelowna on top with a goal just 19 seconds later, assisted by Jonathan Desbiens and Scott Allan at 7:09, putting the Warriors up 3-2. Finally, Liam Blackburn scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal at 17:40 and West Kelowna would hold on from there for the 4-2 win.

The Warriors outshot the Wild 25-18 on the night. Garrett Nieto (Yorba Linda, California), in his BCHL debut, made 21 saves for Wenatchee, while Stephen Heslop had 16 saves for West Kelowna. The Wild went 2-for-10 with a shorthanded goal against on the power play and were a perfect 5-of-5 on the penalty kill, giving them 15 consecutive penalty kills over the past three-plus games. “We got taught a good lesson tonight.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “When you show up to play in the BCHL, it’s a 60-minute hockey game. You need to make a commitment and sacrifice for 60 minutes and tonight we were a little bit shy of that.”

With the loss, Wenatchee is now 5-1-1-0 on the season, while the Warriors improve to 5-3-0-0. The Wild plays at Langley on Friday, October 9th, before playing their home opener against the Coquitlam Express on Saturday, October 10th, with faceoff at the Town Toyota Center set for 7:05pm PDT. Tickets are available at the Wild office, or by calling 509-888-7825.

Battle For The Border

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wild Come Back To Gain 4-4 Tie At Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm, BC. – The Wenatchee Wild found themselves down at the end of the second for the first time this season, but battled back and grabbed a 4-4 double-overtime tie against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Friday night, in front of 1,135 at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

The Wild led 1-0 after one on an August Von Ungern (Boise, ID) goal, assisted by Matt Baker (Midhurst, ON) and Blake Christensen (Naples, FL) at 6:24. The power play goal gave Wenatchee a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes.

In the second, Salmon Arm scored three times, twice a man down. They would score a 5-on-5 goal at 9:25, as Nick Hutchison scored from Jared Turcotte, knotting the score 1-1. The Silverbacks would take the lead moments later, as Colton Thibault scored from Brett Stewart at 10:50, putting the home team on top, 2-1. The Wild tied the game on a Von Ungern goal, his second of the night. Logan Milliken (Canmore, AB) and Troy Conzo (Nesconset, NY) assisted at 15:57, squaring the contest at 2-2. Salmon Arm regained the lead late, as Taro Hinose scored from Ross Heidt at 18:35, giving the Silverbacks a 3-2 lead after two.

Moving on to the third, Matt Baker (Midhurst, ON) scored an unassisted goal at the 14:29 mark, tying the game 3-3. Salmon Arm would regain the lead just over a minute later, as Stewart scored, off assists by Ryley Booth and Turcotte at 15:51. That goal put the ‘backs on top at 4-3. But, with just over two minutes to play, Conzo took a pass from Bryan Yoon (Parker, CO) and scored five-hole at 17:54, tying the game for Wenatchee 4-4.

The two teams then battled through two five-minute overtime periods, the first played 4-on-4, the second 3-on-3, but neither team could score the winner and the game ended in the 4-4 tie.
Shots were tied 35-35. Chase Perry (Andover, MN), playing his sixth consecutive game, stopped 31 shots for the Wild , as did Angus Redmond for Salmon Arm. Wenatchee went 1-for-5 on the power play with two short-handed goals against and 3-of-3 on the penalty kill. “Two pretty evenly matched teams tonight.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “Happy we were able to find a way to come back from being down a couple of times and it’s also tough when you lose a special teams battle. We gave up two shorties tonight. We did score a power play goal, a little unlucky on the power play tonight. The one shot went off our guy’s helmet, they ended up getting a breakaway and scoring. Second one we were breaking the puck out and we stepped on their stick and fell down, they picked the puck up and scored. We were just a little unlucky, but overall pretty proud of the effort, that we found a way to battle back and pick up a point.”

With the tie, Wenatchee is now 5-0-1-0 on the season, while the Silverbacks move to 4-1-2-0. The Wild plays at West Kelowna on Saturday, October 3rd, then Langley on Friday, October 9th, before playing their home opener against the Coquitlam Express on Saturday, October 10th, with faceoff at the Town Toyota Center set for 7:05pm PDT. Tickets are available at the Wild office, or by calling 509-888-7825.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CJHL Rankings out, Wild in at #4

CALGARY, Alberta (September 29, 2015) – A new Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) season is underway and as usual, unbeaten teams are getting a good jump in each of their respective leagues. It promises to be another great year of Junior ‘A’ hockey action across all ten CJHL leagues with the road to at the RBC Cup to place in Lloydminster, Alberta May 14-22, 2016.
In Alberta, the Spruce Grove Saints and the Lloydminster Bobcats are off to roaring starts, and the AJHL is gearing up for its annual Showcase this coming weekend in Camrose, AB.
Meanwhile, the BCHL just wrapped another successful Showcase in Chilliwack, BC, and new Washington-based franchise – the Wenatchee Wild - are turning heads with a fast and fierce puck possession game, as they are working on a 5-0 start to the season.
The Nipawin Hawks and Melfort Mustangs are getting an early jump on the rest of the teams in the SJHL, while the MJHL is just a weekend in to its regular season, and it might be just a bit early to get a strong read on their teams.
The Fort Frances Lakers are off and running again in the SIJHL, while the NOJHL finds the Cochrane Crunch and Powassan Voodoos at the top of the standings early on.
The Trenton Golden Hawks – a perennial leading franchise - the is at the top of the OJHL, while it appears as though the usually tough East Division is also showing early domination.
The Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators are being closely followed by the Carleton Place Canadians and Smiths Falls Bears at the top of the standings in the CCHL.
The Montagnards de Sainte-Agathe sit atop the overall standings in the QJHL, while the Dieppe Commandos are the early season leaders in the MHL.
Top 20 Rankings
  1. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
  2. Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
  3. Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
  4. Wentachee Wild (BCHL)
  5. Portage Terriers (MJHL)
  6. Dieppe Commandos (MHL)
  7. Nipawin Hawks (SJHL)
  8. Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL)
  9. Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL)
  10. Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
  11. Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL)
  12. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
  13. Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
  14. Ottawa Jr. ‘A’ Senators (CCHL)
  15. Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
  16. Coburg Cougars (OJHL)
  17. Sainte-Agathe Montagnards (QJHL)
  18. Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL)
  19. Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
  20. Minnesota Iron Rangers (SIJHL)     
Honourable Mention: Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL), Neepawa Natives (MJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL), Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL) 
About the Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 Rankings - The Pointstreak CJHL Top 20 weekly rankings are produced in conjunction with International Scouting Services (ISS) and are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the team plays, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.

About the CJHL - The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.  The CJHL represents 131 teams and 3,000 players and has over 2,900 former players furthering their hockey careers at the professional, major junior and college level across North America.  For latest CJHL news and features, visit and follow us on Twitter at or @cjhlhockey.

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