1 Game Series January 8th, 2016
Home against Salmon Arm
The Wenatchee Wild is in action tonight against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at Town Toyota Center. Heading into tonight’s game, the Wild, 23-10-2-3 and 7-2-0-1 in their past 10, are second in the Mainland Division, 4 points back of Chilliwack and 6 points ahead of Langley.
Since we saw you last
The Wild took a pair of games from the Chilliwack Chiefs, winning 5-4 on Friday, January 2nd and 3-2 in overtime on Saturday, January 3rd.
Special teams recap
Wenatchee has gone 33 for 189 on the power play heading into this week and 121 of 137 on the penalty kill against the rest of the league, including killing their 35 of their past 39 shorthanded situations. They’ve allowed seven shorthanded goals and have scored three shorthanded goals of their own. Their 189 power play opportunities are fourth most in the league; their 137 times shorthanded are second fewest in the league.
Penalties recap vs. the league
Officials whistled 38 minutes in penalties in the past two games, 19 minutes to Wenatchee and 19 to Chilliwack. The Wild were 5 for 6 on the penalty kill and 2 for 6 on the power play. In the previous game against the Silverbacks, the Wild were penalized 15 minutes to 22 for Chilliwack.
Special teams on the season
The Wild penalty kill is 1st in the BCHL rankings, at 88.3% with 3 shorthanded goals. On the power play, Wenatchee ranks 13th, at 17.5%, while allowing 7 shorthanded goals.
So far this season
Brendan Harris (8g, 29a, 37pts), Mike Coyne (10g, 23a, 33pts), Kyle Stephan (13g, 18a, 31pts) 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 with 11 and Coyne with 10. Logan Milliken has 37 penalty minutes. Chase Perry, an RPI recruit and Detroit Red Wings draft pick, has 17 wins and 2 ties in 30 starts, a 2.39 goals against average and a .901 saves percentage. Garrett Nieto is 6-2-1 in 9 starts, with a 1.86 goals against average and a .925 saves percentage. Perry has 4 shutouts, Nieto 1.
This weeks’ opponent
Salmon Arm – 22W 10L 2OTL 2T (2nd Interior) Home: 13-4-1-1 Away: 9-6-1-1 Last 10: 5-4-0-1 Head to Head: 0-0-0-1
Wild vs. Salmon Arm
Tonight is the second and final meeting of the season with the Silverbacks. The two teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Salmon Arm on October 2nd. August Von Ungern scored twice, Matt Baker and Troy Conzo once each for the Wild. Nick Hutchison, Colton Thibault, Taro Hirose and Brett Stewart scored for the Silverbacks. Chase Perry made 31 saves for Wenatchee; Angus Redmond made 31 stops for Salmon Arm.
The Silverbacks, who are 24-7-3-1 on the season and 5-4-0-1 in their past 10 games, are led in scoring by Carson Bolduc (14g, 31a) and Taro Hirose (8g, 37a) with 45 points and Ross Heidt (21g, 16a) with 37 points. Damian Chrcek has 51 penalty minutes. Goaltender Angus Redmond is 16-10-2 with a 2.99 goals against average and a .899 saves percentage and 2 shutouts. Brandon Kegler is 6-2-0 with a 2.32 goals against average and a .932 saves percentage. Salmon Arm is 4th in the league on the power play at 23.3% and 7th in the league on the penalty kill, at 83.7%.
Around the BCHL
Heading into play this weekend, Penticton has the league’s top win percentage; at .882(They have 33 wins and a tie in 38 games this season). Chilliwack is are second at .724, Wenatchee is third at .671, Salmon Arm is fourth at .667, Nanaimo is fifth at .646 and West Kelowna is sixth at .615…. Penticton leads Salmon Arm by 19 points for the Interior Division lead. Nanaimo sits atop the Island Division, 7 points ahead of Powell River…. Chilliwack leads Wenatchee by 4 points in the Mainland Division…. Nanaimo leads the BCHL with 166 goals. Wenatchee is 10th with 130…. The Wild has allowed 89 goals; Penticton has allowed the fewest in the BCHL at 77…. Wenatchee leads the league in average attendance at 2,784. Penticton is second at 2,315 and Chilliwack is third at 2,284.
Sheldon Rempal (45g, 38a) of Nanaimo leads the league in scoring with 83 points. Scott Conway (37g, 40a) of Penticton has 77 points, Tyson Jost of Penticton (25g, 40a) has 65 points, Devin Brosseau (17g, 41a) of Nanaimo has 58 points and Matthew Hoover (28g, 28a) of Nanaimo has 56 points. Nick Halagian of Powell River has 101 penalty minutes. Anthony Brodeur of Penticton leads the league in goals against average at 1.96, Aiden Pelino of Chilliwack is second at 2.38 and Chase Perry of Wenatchee is third at 2.39. Andrew Shortridge of Vernon has played the most minutes, with 1,792.
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.
Jacob Barber has played 43 career games with Wisconsin Stevens Point, with 7 goals, 13 assists and 6 penalty minutes.
Hunter Brown has played 3 games this season with Huntsville of the SPHL with 0 points.
Tyler Bruneteau has played 27 career games with Hamilton College with 6 goals, 5 assists and 19 penalty minutes.
Blake Butzow has played 34 career games with Adrian College with 1 goal, 6 assists and 19 penalty minutes.
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: Prince George at Surrey; Salmon Arm at Wenatchee.
Saturday: Trail at Chilliwack; Prince George at Coquitlam; Langley at Cowichan Valley.
Sunday: Langley at Victoria; Trail at Surrey; Prince George at Chilliwack.
At Penticton January 13th, vs. Nanaimo January 15th, vs. Merritt January 16th.
(All numbers current as of January 8th, 2016)
|Prince George Spruce Kings||39||9||28||2||0||20||0||88||175||-87||0.256|
|Powell River Kings||38||22||14||2||0||46||3||137||104||33||0.605|
|Cowichan Valley Capitals||38||19||14||3||2||43||1||132||121||11||0.566|
|Alberni Valley Bulldogs||39||13||22||2||2||30||3||101||150||-49||0.385|
|Salmon Arm Silverbacks||36||22||10||2||2||48||0||148||105||43||0.667|
|West Kelowna Warriors||39||23||14||2||0||48||2||151||134||17||0.615|
|Trail Smoke Eaters||38||18||20||0||0||36||2||116||147||-31||0.474|
Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Cowichan Valley at Alberni Valley Powell River at Nanaimo Powell River at Alberni Valley
Trail at Coquitlam Salmon Arm at Penticton Langley at Victoria
Prince George at Surrey Trail at Chilliwack Trail at Surrey
Penticton at Vernon Prince George at Coquitlam Prince George at Chilliwack
Powell River at Victoria Langley at Cowichan Valley
Merritt at West Kelowna Vernon at Merritt
Salmon Arm at Wenatchee
|Uni No.||Player Name||POS||GP||G||A||PTS||PIM||PPG||SHG||GWG||Pt/G|
|8||August Von Ungern||RW||38||12||14||26||11||0||1||2||0.72|
Salmon Arm Silverbacks
|Uni No.||Player Name||POS||GP||G||A||PTS||PIM||PPG||SHG||GWG||Pt/G|