Surrey, BC. – The Wenatchee Wild continued their strong play on the road Sunday, skating to an 8-0 win over the Surrey Eagles at the South Surrey Arena.
Mike Coyne (Buffalo, NY) opened the scoring for Wenatchee, assisted by August Von Ungern (Boise, ID) at 11:01, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead. Von Ungern would then score unassisted just 5 seconds later at 11:06, putting Wenatchee on top 2-0 after one.
In the second, Kyle Stephan (Barrie, ON) scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 4:07, Brendan Harris (Las Vegas, NV) added a power play goal from Troy Conzo (Nesconset, NY) and Joe Drabin (Rochester, NY) at 9:30, then Dakota Raabe (Dana Point, CA) scored from Brandon Puricelli (St. Louis, MO) at 13:25, putting the Wild up 5-0 after two.
Wenatchee would add three more goals in the third. Von Ungern scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 5:21, Matt Baker (Midhurst, ON) scored a power play goal from Harris and Logan Milliken (Canmore, AB) at 10:08, then Milliken added a late goal from Harris and Stephan at 18:15, giving the Wild the 8-0 win.
Wenatchee outshot the Eagles 41-18 on the night. Chase Perry (Andover, MN) made 18 saves for the Wild for his third shutout of the season, Forbes Ploszaj 33 for Surrey. Wenatchee went 2-6 on the power play and 4 of 4 with a pair of shorthanded goals on the penalty kill. “Overall that was a very good team effort from goaltending out, where Chase didn’t see a lot of action.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “But he did what he was supposed to do. Then, all four lines and all seven D definitely contributed”
With the win, Wenatchee improves to 16-6-2-2 on the season, moving back into first place in the Mainland Division. The Eagles slip to 4-21-0-0 on the season. The Wild returns home to face West Kelowna on Thursday, November 26th and Trail on Friday, November 27th.
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