WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wolves, proud members of the Northern Pacific Hockey League, were successful in their season-opening weekend set against the Bellingham Blazers, winning 5-2 on Saturday, September 12th and 6-1 on Sunday, September 13th.
In Saturday’s 5-2 win, Denton Hymer (East Wenatchee, WA) opened the scoring late in the first period of a game in which the Wolves never trailed.
Richie Stickle (Healy, AK) and Thomas Hendry (Salt Lake City, UT) scored second period goals, staking Wenatchee to a 3-1 lead after two.
In the third, Hendry scored his second of the contest, then, after a Bellingham goal made it a 4-2 game, Johnny Schacher (Bakersfield, CA) wrapped up the scoring, helping lead the Wolves to the 5-2 win. Max Flynn made 34 saves for Wenatchee. The Wolves were 1-for-2 on the power play and 2-of-3 on the penalty kill.
In Sunday’s 6-1 win, Stickle scored twice, while Raymond Fleming (Palo Alto, CA), Hayden Givens (Portland, OR) and Tom Ignatovich (Seattle, WA) had a goal and an assist each. Brayden Durante (New Westminster, BC) also chipped in with a goal. Bronson Moore (Kennewick, WA) made 17 saves for Wenatchee. The Wolves were 2-for-11 on the power play and 5-of-6 on the penalty kill. “It was nice to obviously get two wins to start the season out.” said Wenatchee Wolves Head Coach Ryan McKelvie. “I thought our guys played hard all weekend and there was a lot of strong things to build off of. Obviously to start the year, we want to get better every time we get on the ice. To start the year on a good note was nice and we’ll just keep working to try to get better.”
Next NPHL action for Wenatchee is a home-and-home series with Tri-Cities in Kennewick on October 2nd and in Wenatchee on October 3rd at 7:35pm at The Community Rink. Admission is free.
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