Thursday, April 14, 2016

Nieto Named Most Improved
















Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild, fresh off their successful first season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Garrett Nieto has been named the team’s most improved player, as voted on by the players.

Nieto, a 6’3”, 235 pound goaltender from Yorba Linda, CA, played 19 games in his rookie season with the Wild, with 11 wins, a 2.09 goals against average and a .911 saves percentage, with one shutout. In the playoffs, he appeared in two games, with one win. He recently committed to play college hockey at Lake Superior State University.

“It’s an honor being voted most improved by my teammates” said Nieto. “I really couldn’t have done it without them playing many strong games in front of me and I couldn’t have done it without the coaching staff. They were able to trust me in big games and I was ready whenever they wanted me to go in.”

“Garrett had a great year” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “and has proven to not only be a legitimate BCHL starter but a kid that will have a chance to play big time college hockey. Garrett is also a world class teammate and one of the most respected players in the room.” 

The Wenatchee Wild recently finished their season in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. Next up are tryout camps for the 2016-17 BCHL season. Information on those camps will be available on the team’s website, wenatcheewildhockey.com.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nieto Makes College Committment
















Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild is pleased to announce that goaltender Garrett Nieto has committed to play college hockey for Lake Superior State University.

Nieto, a 17 year old, 6’3” 235 pound left handed catching goaltender from Yorba Linda, California, recently completed his first season with the Wild, compiling a 2.09 goals against average and a .911 saves percentage in 19 games, winning 11 times. He had one win in two playoff appearances.

“We are happy for Garrett.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “He has worked hard to become a top-end goaltender. We sleep well knowing we have Garrett in net next fall. LSSU in getting a high end goalie and a player with great character. “

“It was an honor for me to accept the offer from Lake Superior State.” said Nieto. “I think it’s going to be the best fit for me to move forward with my career and I’m excited to see what’s ahead.”

Lake Superior State University competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The men’s hockey program has qualified for the WCHA playoffs in 5 of the last 6 seasons. The school is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and was established in 1946.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Perry Voted Wild Playoff MVP
















Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild, fresh off their successful first season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Chase Perry has been named the team’s postseason most valuable player, as voted on by the players.

Perry, a 6’3”, 195 pound goaltender, is from Andover, Minnesota. He appeared in 9 games during the playoffs, with a 2.75 goals against average and a .906 saves percentage, with one shutout.

“Chase was a difference maker for us all year” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “and in the playoffs he kicked it up a few notches and gave us a chance to win every night. He stole a few games that we might have been outplayed at the start.”

“I am honored to be recognized,” said Perry. “and I just want to say thank you to the Wild organization for a great season. Each game is about the team and we. I’d also like to thank the Wenatchee fans, who are the best in the league. I will always be Wild.” 

The Wenatchee Wild recently finished their season in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. Next up are tryout camps for the 2016-17 BCHL season. Information on those camps will be available on the team’s website, wenatcheewildhockey.com.


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