WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Matt Burchill has committed, as the team prepares for its first season in the BCHL.
Burchill is a 19-year old, right-handed shooting defenseman from Boston, Massachusetts, who played the last two seasons for the USPHL’s Bay State Breakers. In 97 games over those two seasons, the 5’10, 170lb Burchill had 5 goals, 36 assists and 62 penalty minutes. Burchill is committed to attend the Air Force Academy.
“We like Matt’s game.” says Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “He is a puck mover that defends well. I think we will see some offense in his game.”
“I’m really looking forward to moving out to Wenatchee and playing for the Wild.” said Burchill. “Being my first time out West, I love the area and everything Wenatchee has to offer. A lot different than it is back home in Boston but moving for the first time I wouldn’t want it to be anywhere else. The talk amongst players is that Wenatchee is the place to play and I’m really looking forward to all Coach Bliss and the rest of the coaching staff have to offer. Hopefully I can help the program and represent the Wild.”
The Wenatchee Wild open the BCHL regular season with a pair of games at the Prince George Spruce Kings on September 11th and 12th. The home opener will be on October 10th against the Coquitlam Express. Season tickets for all 28 home games are available at the Wild office in the Town Toyota Center, or by calling 509-888-7825.
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