Wenatchee, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wolves went 2-3 at the NAPHL Showcase this past weekend at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.
On Friday, December 4th, the Wolves lost to the Green Bay Junior Gamblers, 3-2 in a shootout. Hunter Alden (Walla Walla, WA) and Hayden Givens (Portland, OR) scored the goals, Bronson Moore (Kennewick, WA) had 29 saves. Wenatchee went 1-for-7 on the power play and 3-of-3 on the penalty kill.
On Saturday, December 5th, the Wolves dropped a 3-1 decision to the California Titans. Jonathan Banovetz (Eagle River, AK) scored a power play goal for Wenatchee, while Max Flynn (Wenatchee, WA) made 23 saves. The Wolves were 1-for-5 on the power play and 1-of-1 on the penalty kill.
Later on Saturday, Wenatchee lost to the Madison Capitols 4-0. Moore stopped 15 shots for the Wolves, who were 0-for-6 on the power play and 3-of-3 on the penalty kill.
Wenatchee bounced back and grabbed a 3-0 win over the San Diego Jr. Gulls on Sunday, December 6th. Tom Ignatovich (Seattle, WA) scored twice and Givens once, Hunter Hegdahl (Brookings, SD) added two assists. Flynn had 16 saves for the Wolves, who went 0-for-7 on the power play and 1-of-1 on the penalty kill.
On Monday, December 7th, Wenatchee beat the Arizona Bobcats 3-1. Thomas Hendry (Salt Lake City, UT), Givens and Will Connors (Richland, WA) scored the goals, Moore made 23 saves. The Wolves were 0-for-5 on the power play and 1-of-2 on the penalty kill.
“Our play got stronger throughout the weekend and we finished with two strong performances.” said Wenatchee Wolves Head Coach Ryan McKelvie. “Goal-scoring has been an area of focus and we were able to score 3 goals in each of our final games. Overall, happy with our effort and think we are getting better every week, which has been the goal all year.”
Wenatchee now returns to NPHL action, playing at Eugene on Thursday, December 10th, then at Tri-Cities on Friday, December 11th, before hosting Tri-Cities on Saturday, December 12th at 7:35.
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