PHOTO CREDIT: Alicia Baas / Powell River Kings
by Arch Ecker
For the second night in a row, the Wild overcame a two-goal deficit but came up empty handed, falling 4-2 in Powell River to the Island Division-leading Kings on Saturday night at Hap Parker Arena.
It was a Powell River power play goal that got things started in the first period, with Kyle Kawamura burying a pass through the crease from the right circle at 13:43. Kevin Obbsuth scored on a left wing rush after a bouncing puck eluded a Wild defenseman to give the Kings a 2-0 lead after 1. Wenatchee’s pace to open the second was strong, and Josh Arnold was rewarded with his first goal of the season, tipping a Cooper Zech shot assisted by Nathan Iannone at 1:08, then at 4:07 the Wild tied the game at 2-2 as Daniel Chladek shoveled home a loose rebound with assists going to Jared Christy and Jackson Wozniak, the first points of the season for all three. The Kings reclaimed the momentum on an Ethan Kimball goal, fired in stride from the left wing at 13:12 and the Kings led 3-2 after 2. Powell River withstood some continuous Wild pressure in the third, but Jonny Evans tucked a shot behind Seth Eisele at 8:21 of the third for the final margin as Powell River posted a 4-2 win. Eisele stopped 29 of 33 shots in defeat.
Wenatchee (4-3-0-1) concludes the three games in three days road swing, visiting the Cowichan Valley Capitals at 2 pm Sunday before returning home to face the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday at 6:30. Group ticket packages are on sale now at the Wild office by calling 509-888-7825. Fan bus trips are also now on sale, with the next one heading to Langley on Nov. 18-19. Contact the Wild office to reserve your spot.
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