Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wild, fresh off their successful first season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced that Matt Baker has been named the team’s rookie of the year, as voted on by the players.
Baker, a 5’11”, 168 pound center from Midhurst, Ontario, played 50 games in his first season with the Wild, scoring 12 goals and adding 11 assists, with 18 minutes in penalties. In 10 playoff games, he had 3 goals, 3 assists and 4 minutes in penalties.
“Matt had a very good year” said Wenatchee Wild Head Coach/General Manager Bliss Littler. “As the season progressed, so did his ice time. By the holidays Matt was playing in all situations. We look forward to Matt being a very big part of our team next fall.”
“Yes, it is a huge honor” said Baker. “It was a great first year in Wenatchee and the players and coaches couldn’t have made it better. The boys made it very easy to come in and be comfortable right away. We truly had a brotherhood between the team and it is definitely a year I will remember for a long time.”
The Wenatchee Wild recently finished their season in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. Next up are tryout camps for the 2016-17 BCHL season. Information on those camps will be available on the team’s website, wenatcheewildhockey.com.
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