Surrey, British Columbia. – Three first period goals were more than enough Saturday night, as the Wenatchee Wild skated to a 4-1 win over the Surrey Eagles, putting the finishing touch on an unbeaten BCHL preseason.
The Wild scored three times in the opening period, as Dakota Raabe scored from Mike Coyne and Konsta Jaske, Kyle Stephan scored from Hunter Alden and Jeff Makowski and Coyne would counter a Surrey goal, assisted by Raabe and Stephan, giving Wenatchee a 3-1 lead after one.
Following a scoreless second period, Raabe would add a third period goal assisted by Coyne and Stephan, propelling the Wild to the 4-1 win, outshooting Surrey 42-12 in the process, including a 21-1 shot margin in the third.
“We played with speed.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “I thought we made a lot of plays, Nieto played well in net, made some big saves. I was pleased with our effort. It’s exhibition season, there’s no points given for this, but we have something to build on.”
The Wild open their inaugural season in the BCHL next Friday and Saturday, September 11th and 12th, as they travel to Prince George to take on the Spruce Kings, with face off both nights set for 7:00pm PDT, with the game broadcasts available on both KPQ 560AM and Fasthockey pay-per-view. The Wild play their home opener October 10th at the Town Toyota Center against Coquitlam, beginning at 7:05pm PDT. Tickets are available at the box office, or by calling the Wild at 509-888-7825.
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