PHOTO: AJ Vanderbeck buried this shot in the second period Wednesday night to tie the game at 1-1.
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On a chilly Wednesday night in Trail, BC, Canada, the Wenatchee Wild got off to a strong start and dominated the majority of the game, but a third period power play goal for Trail proved to be the game winner as the Wild were defeated 2-1 in regulation, snapping a season high four game win streak.
The Wild held the Smoke Eaters without a shot on goal for about seven minutes to open the game, while peppering the Trail net with several good chances in the opening minutes. Trail broke the ice first when Tyler Ghirardosi nicked a backhander past Austin Park at 11:06 of the opening frame for the 1-0 lead. Wenatchee tied it up in the second period when AJ Vanderbeck drilled a shot high on the glove side on a power play to knot the score at a goal apiece. Wenatchee held a 31-12 shots on goal advantage after 40 minutes. Trail pulled ahead in the final seconds of a power play as Carter Jones snapped home a crossing pass from the right circle at 6:19 and the Wild were unable to score an equalizer, falling 2-1 in regulation to end a four game win streak. Trail goalie Adam Marcoux made 40 saves in all, including some notable stops against Lucas Sowder, Josh Arnold, and Slava Demin.
Wenatchee (25-10-2-1) continues their three-game road trip as they travel next to Salmon Arm on Friday and Penticton on Saturday. Following that, the Wild will have 9 of their next 10 games on home ice. Group ticket packages for all games are on sale now at the Wild office by calling 509-888-7825.