Prince George, B.C. – The Wenatchee Wild overcame a slow start Thursday night, grabbing their second-straight shutout, knocking off the Prince George Spruce Kings 3-0 at the Prince George Coliseum.
The Wild would score once in the first period, with Bryan Yoon (Parker, CO) getting credit for the goal. Matt Baker (Midhurst, ON) assisted at 12:26, giving Wenatchee a 1-0 lead after one.
Following a scoreless second period, the Wild would score twice in the third to put it away. Kyle Stephan (Barrie, ON) scored from Mike Coyne (Buffalo, NY) and Yoon at 13:07 on a 4-on-4, giving Wenatchee a 2-0 advantage. Then, in the final minute, Troy Conzo (Nesconset, NY) would drive an unassisted goal into an empty net, giving the Wild the 3-0 win.
Wenatchee outshot Prince George 25-17 on the night. Chase Perry (Andover, MN) made 17 saves for the Wild for his second career BCHL shutout, extending Wenatchee’s shutout streak to 126:23. Sam Tanguay had 22 saves for the Spruce Kings. The Wild was 0-for-7 on the power play and 2-of-2 on the penalty kill. “Good road win for us.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “We saw a completely different style of hockey tonight. Prince George, they played a very defensive game, they chipped a lot of pucks out, there weren’t many out-numbered chances either way, but overall it’s a road win. Chase Perry was good in goal. I thought we got better as the game went on.”
With the win, the Wild improves to 11-4-2-1 on the season, sitting in sole possession of first in the Mainland Division, while the Spruce Kings slip to 4-12-0-1. Wenatchee plays at Prince George on Friday, October 30th, then returns home to face Coquitlam on Friday and Saturday, November 6th and 7th at the Town Toyota Center starting at 7:05pm PST both nights. Tickets are available at the door, at the Wild office, or by calling 509-888-7825 or 509-888-7274.
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