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Game Notes January 15th and 16th

BATTLE FOR THE BORDER

                    Wenatchee Wild vs.  Nanaimo Clippers And Merritt Centennials

 

2 Game Series                                                                            January 15th & 16th, 2016

Home against Nanaimo and Merritt

The Wenatchee Wild is in action Friday night against the Nanaimo Clippers and Saturday night against the Merritt Centennials at the Town Toyota Center. Heading into this weekend’s action, the Wild, 23-12-2-3 and 5-4-0-1 in their past 10, are second in the Mainland Division, 8 points back of Chilliwack and 6 points ahead of Langley.

Since we saw you last

The Wild were on the road this past Wednesday, dropping a 6-1 decision to the Penticton Vees.

Special teams recap

Wenatchee has gone 34 for 196 on the power play heading into this weekend and 126 of 143 on the penalty kill against the rest of the league, including killing their 16 of their past 18 shorthanded situations. They’ve allowed seven shorthanded goals and have scored three shorthanded goals of their own. Their 196 power play opportunities are fourth most in the league; their 143 times shorthanded are fewest in the league.

Penalties recap vs. the league

Officials whistled 10 minutes in penalties in the past two games, 16 minutes to Wenatchee and 18 to Salmon Arm/Penticton. The Wild were 5 for 6 on the penalty kill and 0 for 5 on the power play. In the previous game against the Clippers, the Wild were penalized 30 minutes to 14 for Nanaimo. They have yet to play Merritt.

Special teams on the season

The Wild penalty kill is 1st in the BCHL rankings, at 88.1% with 3 shorthanded goals. On the power play, Wenatchee ranks 12th, at 17.3%, while allowing 7 shorthanded goals.

So far this season

Brendan Harris (8g, 29a, 37pts), Mike Coyne, an Army recruit (11g, 23a, 34pts), Kyle Stephan (13g, 19a, 32pts) and August Von Ungern (12g, 14a, 26pts) lead the team in scoring. Top goal scorers are Stephan with 13, Joe Drabin, Dakota Raabe and Von Ungern with 12, Blake Christensen and Coyne with 11. Stephan has 39 penalty minutes. Chase Perry, an RPI recruit and Detroit Red Wings draft pick, has 17 wins and 2 ties in 32 starts, a 2.56 goals against average and an .896 saves percentage. Garrett Nieto is 6-2-1 in 10 games, with a 1.90 goals against average and a .923 saves percentage. Perry has 4 shutouts, Nieto 1.

This weeks’ opponents

Nanaimo – 27W 14L 1OTL 0T (1st Island) Home: 15-6-0-0 Away: 12-8-1-0 Last 10: 6-4-0-0 Head to Head: 0-1-0-0

Merritt – 14W 25L 3OTL 0T (6th Interior) Home: 7-11-3-0 Away: 7-14-0-0 Last 10: 4-5-0-1 Head to Head: 0-0-0-0

Wild vs. Nanaimo and Merritt

Friday is the second and final meeting of the season with the Clippers. The Wild skated to a 4-2 win in Nanaimo on October 17th. Kyle Stephan had a goal and 2 assists, Garrett Nieto 27 saves for the Wild. Devin Brosseau and Zach Court scored for the Clippers, Jonathan Reinhart had 17 saves.

Nanaimo, who is 27-14-1-0 on the season and 6-4-0-0 in their past 10 games, are led in scoring by Sheldon Rempal (47g, 38a) with 85 points. Devin Brosseau has 75 penalty minutes. Goaltender Evan Johnson is 13-5-0 with a 2.92 goals against average and a .905 saves percentage. Jakob Walter is 4-5-0 with a 4.04 goals against average and a .873 saves percentage. Nanaimo is 2nd in the league on the power play at 25.6% and 11th in the league on the penalty kill, at 79.6%.

Merritt, 14-25-3-0 and 4-5-0-1 in their past 10, are led by Colin Grannary (24g, 31a) with 55 points. Nick Fiorentino has 77 penalty minutes. In net, Cole Kehler is 10-19-00 with a 3.90 gaa and .894 saves %. Coleten Lancaster is 2-7-0, 5.08 and .860. Merritt is 8th on the power play at 19.8% and 17th on the penalty kill at 67.5%.

Around the BCHL

Heading into play this weekend, Penticton has the league’s top win percentage; at .866(They have 35 wins and a tie in 41 games this season). Chilliwack is are second at .738, Salmon Arm is third at .684, Nanaimo is fourth at .655, Wenatchee is fifth at .638 and West Kelowna is sixth at .610…. Penticton leads Salmon Arm by 19 points for the Interior Division lead. Nanaimo sits atop the Island Division, 8 points ahead of Cowichan Valley…. Chilliwack leads Wenatchee by 8 points in the Mainland Division…. Penticton leads the BCHL with 174 goals. Wenatchee is 11th with 131…. The Wild has allowed 99 goals; Penticton has allowed the fewest in the BCHL at 83…. Wenatchee leads the league in average attendance at 2,834. Penticton is second at 2,341 and Chilliwack is third at 2,308.

League Leaders

Sheldon Rempal (47g, 38a) of Nanaimo leads the league in scoring with 85 points. Scott Conway (41g, 43a) of Penticton has 83 points, Tyson Jost of Penticton (26g, 41a) has 65 points, Devin Brosseau (17g, 42a) of Nanaimo has 59 points and Matthew Hoover (28g, 30a) of Nanaimo has 58 points. Nick Halagian of Powell River has 103 penalty minutes. Anthony Brodeur of Penticton leads the league in goals against average at 1.80, Zachary Driscoll of Penticton is second at 1.94 and Matthew Galajda of Victoria is third at 2.28. Andrew Shortridge of Vernon has played the most minutes, with 1,852.

Wild by birth year

1995 – Blake Christensen, Joe Drabin, Daniel Nachbaur, Kyle Stephan, Mike Coyne.

1996 – Charlie Combs, Aaron Murray, Tyler Rockwell, Austin Chavez, Brendan Harris, Chase Perry.

1997 – Matt Baker, Colin Burston, August Von Ungern, Dakota Raabe, Troy Conzo, Alex Bates, Logan Milliken.

1998 – Brandon Puricelli, Bryan Yoon, Konsta Jaske, Garrett Nieto.

Alumni Report

Matt Cope has played 130 career games with Robert Morris, with 24 goals, 42 assists and 180 penalty minutes.

Jono Davis has played 11 games this season with Wisconsin Stevens Point, with 5 goals, 7 assists and 4 penalty minutes.

Nic Dowd has played 31 games this season with Ontario of the AHL, with 4 goals, 18 assists and 29 penalty minutes.

Dillon Eichstadt has played 21 games with Bemidji State University with 6 assists and 14 penalty minutes.

Got tickets?

The Wild has some great seats available for you, your family and your friends. Single game and season seats are available by calling the Wild at 509-888-PUCK(7825). Great group rates are available as well.

 This weekend around the Mainland Division

Friday: Langley at Coquitlam; Victoria at Prince George; Powell River at Surrey; Nanaimo at Wenatchee.

Saturday: Nanaimo at Langley; Victoria at Chilliwack; Merritt at Wenatchee.

Sunday: Nanaimo at Coquitlam; Victoria at Surrey.

Coming up:

At Coquitlam January 22nd, vs. Penticton January 23rd.

(All numbers current as of January 15th, 2016)

BCHL STANDINGS

Mainland GP W L OTL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT.
xChilliwack Chiefs 40 27 8 4 1 59 1 162 95 67 0.738
Wenatchee Wild 40 23 12 2 3 51 2 131 99 32 0.638
Langley Rivermen 40 22 17 0 1 45 2 149 128 21 0.563
Coquitlam Express 41 18 18 4 1 41 4 137 158 -21 0.500
Prince George Spruce Kings 43 11 29 2 1 25 0 99 187 -88 0.291
Surrey Eagles 39 6 31 0 2 14 1 99 198 -99 0.179
Island GP W L OTL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT.
Nanaimo Clippers 42 27 14 1 0 55 3 169 135 34 0.655
Cowichan Valley Capitals 41 21 15 3 2 47 2 142 133 9 0.573
Powell River Kings 41 22 17 2 0 46 3 143 118 25 0.561
Victoria Grizzlies 41 17 20 4 0 38 1 119 116 3 0.463
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 41 14 22 3 2 33 3 110 155 -45 0.402
Interior GP W L OTL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT.
xPenticton Vees 41 35 5 0 1 71 7 174 83 91 0.866
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 38 24 10 2 2 52 0 156 107 49 0.684
West Kelowna Warriors 41 24 15 2 0 50 2 158 140 18 0.610
Vernon Vipers 43 17 23 3 0 37 2 132 149 -17 0.430
Trail Smoke Eaters 42 18 23 1 0 37 2 123 164 -41 0.440
Merritt Centennials 42 14 25 3 0 31 0 144 182 -38 0.369

X – Clinched playoff spot

Friday:                                                                  Saturday:                                                             Sunday:

Langley at Coquitlam                                      Nanaimo at Langley                                        Nanaimo at Coquitlam

Alberni Valley at Cowichan Valley             Powell River at Penticton                             Powell River at Trail

Victoria at Prince George                              Cowichan Valley at Alberni Valley             Victoria at Surrey

Vernon at Salmon Arm                                  Victoria at Chilliwack

Powell River at Surrey                                    West Kelowna at Salmon Arm

Trail at West Kelowna                                    Merritt at Wenatchee

Nanaimo at Wenatchee

Penticton at Merritt

Wenatchee Wild

 

Uni No. Player Name POS GP G A PTS PIM PPG SHG GWG Pt/G
4 Matt Baker C 37 6 9 15 10 3 0 0 0.41
5 Aaron Murray D 33 1 6 7 24 0 0 0 0.21
6 Blake Christensen LW 35 11 11 22 20 5 0 1 0.63
7 Tyler Rockwell D 27 6 8 14 14 3 0 2 0.52
8 August Von Ungern RW 39 12 14 26 11 0 1 2 0.67
9 Brandon Puricelli RW 36 3 7 10 22 0 0 0 0.28
11 Joseph Drabin RW 40 12 12 24 14 2 0 2 0.60
12 Dakota Raabe LW 40 12 12 24 16 4 0 2 0.60
14 Daniel Nachbaur LW 14 3 0 3 8 0 0 0 0.21
15 Troy Conzo RW 40 9 15 24 8 2 0 1 0.60
16 Kyle Stephan RW 40 13 19 32 39 5 1 3 0.80
17 Bryan Yoon D 39 3 14 17 18 1 0 1 0.44
18 Konsta Jaske D 8 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0.38
19 Mike Coyne C 40 11 23 34 21 4 0 3 0.85
20 Charlie Combs RW 11 6 2 8 8 2 1 2 0.73
21 Colin Burston LW 4 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0.25
22 Austin Chavez D 35 1 6 7 37 0 0 0 0.20
23 Brendan Harris C 40 8 29 37 18 3 1 1 0.93
25 Alex Bates D 34 2 7 9 17 0 0 0 0.26
27 Logan Milliken D 37 6 16 22 37 1 0 2 0.59
Uni No. Goalie GP W L OTL T SA GA GAA SV% SO Min
31 Garrett Nieto 10 6 2 0 1 248 19 1.90 0.923 1 600
35 Chase Perry 32 17 12 0 2 761 79 2.56 0.896 4 1849

Nanaimo Clippers

Uni No. Player Name POS GP G A PTS PIM PPG SHG GWG Pt/G
2 Taylor Karel D 13 0 2 2 21 0 0 0 0.15
4 Yanni Kaldis D 42 8 38 46 24 2 0 2 1.10
5 Edwin Hookenson D 42 4 12 16 28 1 1 1 0.38
6 Will Reilly D 36 6 15 21 49 4 0 0 0.58
8 Matt Creamer F 32 5 1 6 26 1 0 0 0.19
9 Lucas Finner F 39 2 4 6 43 0 0 0 0.15
10 Chris Dodero F 41 11 16 27 26 4 0 2 0.66
11 Sheldon Rempal F 42 47 38 85 51 16 0 9 2.02
14 Spencer Hewson F 40 4 6 10 41 0 2 0 0.25
15 Sean Buchanan D 39 3 9 12 44 0 0 0 0.31
17 Nolan Aibel F 27 4 10 14 26 0 1 1 0.52
18 Charlie Borek F 39 2 6 8 38 0 0 0 0.21
19 Matthew Hoover F 42 28 30 58 60 14 0 5 1.38
20 Corey Renwick F 40 8 12 20 28 2 0 1 0.50
21 Adam Pilotte D 19 2 2 4 18 0 0 1 0.21
22 Kale Bennett D 39 2 10 12 10 0 1 0 0.31
23 Gavin Gould F 38 22 29 51 25 7 3 1 1.34
24 Matt Kowalski F 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.50
25 Troy MacTavish F 23 2 2 4 25 0 0 1 0.17
27 Devin Brosseau F 42 17 42 59 75 10 0 1 1.40
Uni No. Goalie GP W L OTL T SA GA GAA SV% SO Min
30 Jakob Walter 11 4 5 0 0 284 36 4.04 0.873 0 535
31 Evan Johnson 19 13 5 0 0 557 53 2.92 0.905 0 1089
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merritt Centennials

 

Uni No. Player Name POS GP G A PTS PIM PPG SHG GWG Pt/G
4 Michael Faulkner D 39 2 23 25 12 1 0 0 0.64
6 Ryan Roseboom F 29 6 5 11 28 1 0 0 0.38
7 Tyrell Buckley D 34 0 7 7 22 0 0 0 0.21
8 Zachary Zorn F 33 4 2 6 12 0 1 0 0.18
11 Colin Grannary F 41 24 31     55 36 7 1 3 1.34
12 Mitch Lipon F 40 11 14 25 34 1 0 3 0.63
13 Henry Cleghorn F 41 3 11 14 21 0 0 0 0.34
14 Zac Bowles F 38 13 16 29 28 1 0 1 0.76
15 Michael Regush F 41 3 10 13 12 2 0 0 0.32
16 Zach Court F 38 8 8 16 50 3 0 1 0.42
17 Brett Jewell F 37 8 11 19 28 3 1 0 0.51
18 Tyler Ward F 39 15 8 23 8 3 0 0 0.59
19 Nick Jermain F 42 17 19 36 46 9 0 2 0.86
21 Nick Fidanza F 39 4 12 16 16 1 0 0 0.41
24 Nick Fiorentino D 42 6 19 25 77 3 0 0 0.60
25 Malik Kaila D 40 0 7 7 45 0 0 0 0.18
27 Tyler Holz D 32 0 7 7 4 0 0 0 0.22
28 Mark O’Shaughnessy D 33 1 6 7 12 0 0 1 0.21
Uni No. Goalie GP W L OTL T SA GA GAA SV% SO Min
31 Cole Kehler 29 10 19 0 0 1032 109 3.90 0.894 0 1678
35 Colten Lancaster 12 2 7 0 0 372 52 5.08 0.860 0 614