Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild, fresh off a two-game sweep of Prince George, hit the road Sunday and white-washed the Surrey Eagles 6-0 at the South Surrey Arena..
After a delayed start to the game, the Wild came out firing, scoring twice in the game’s opening minutes. Charlie Combs (St. Louis, MO) scored from Logan Milliken (Canmore, AL) at 57 seconds, then Dakota Raabe (Dana Point, CA) lit the lamp with an unassisted goal at 2:31, giving Wenatchee a 2-0 lead after one.
In the second, Bryan Yoon (Parker, CO) scored, assisted by Blake Christensen (Lauderhill, FL) and Brendan Harris (Las Vegas, NV) at 10:45, followed by a Brandon Puricelli (St. Louis, MO) goal, assisted by Troy Conzo (Nesconset, NY) and Austin Chavez (Corona, CA) at 15:06, giving the Wild a 4-0 advantage through 40 minutes.
Wenatchee would add to the lead with a pair of goals in the third. Christensen scored from Combs at 9:23, then Combs would score his second of the game, assisted by Christensen and Harris at 16:11, giving the Wild the 6-0 victory.
Wenatchee outshot the Eagles 41-23 for the game. Chase Perry (Andover, MN) made 23 saves for his fifth shutout of the season for the Wild, while Justin Laforest had 35 stops for Surrey. Wenatchee went 0-for-5 on the power play and 2-of-2 on the penalty kill. “With our third game in three days, I was extremely pleased with the energy and the effort we came out with this afternoon in Surrey.” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “All four lines played well, all six D and really Chase Perry made three or four huge stops to keep the game at 2-0 and it allowed us to turn it into a runaway. Perry had a couple of big saves that could have changed the game around.”
Wenatchee, winners of eight straight, improves to 32-15-2-3 on the season, staying within two points of first-place Chilliwack in the Mainland Division; the Eagles slip to7-43-0-2. The Wild next plays at Chilliwack on Wednesday, February 17th, at 7:00pm, then returns home to host Victoria on Friday, February 19th and Cowichan Valley on Saturday, February 20th, 7:05pm both nights at the Town Toyota Center..
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