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Game Notes January 8th VS Salmon Arm Silverbacks

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.

League Leaders

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.

Alumni Report

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.

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: 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.

Coming up:

At Penticton January 13th, vs. Nanaimo January 15th, vs. Merritt January 16th.

(All numbers current as of January 8th, 2016)

 BCHL STANDINGS

Mainland GP W L OTL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT.
Chilliwack Chiefs 38 25 8 4 1 55 1 153 91 62 0.724
Wenatchee Wild 38 23 10 2 3 51 2 130 89 41 0.671
Langley Rivermen 38 22 15 0 1 45 2 147 118 29 0.592
Coquitlam Express 39 17 17 4 1 39 4 130 153 -23 0.500
Prince George Spruce Kings 39 9 28 2 0 20 0 88 175 -87 0.256
Surrey Eagles 37 5 31 0 1 11 1 88 191 103 0.149
Island GP W L OTL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT.
Nanaimo Clippers 41 26 14 1 0 53 3 166 133 33 0.646
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
Victoria Grizzlies 38 14 20 4 0 32 1 102 112 -10 0.421
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 39 13 22 2 2 30 3 101 150 -49 0.385
Interior GP W L OTL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT.
Penticton Vees 38 33 4 0 1 67 7 162 71 85 0.882
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
Vernon Vipers 40 16 21 3 0 35 2 123 137 -14 0.438
Merritt Centennials 40 13 24 3 0 29 0 137 174 -37 0.363

 

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

Wenatchee Wild

 

Uni No. Player Name POS GP G A PTS PIM PPG SHG GWG Pt/G
4 Matt Baker C 35 6 9 15 10 3 0 0 0.43
5 Aaron Murray D 32 1 6 7 24 0 0 0 0.22
6 Blake Christensen LW 33 11 11 22 20 5 0 1 0.67
7 Tyler Rockwell D 25 6 8 14 14 3 0 2 0.56
8 August Von Ungern RW 38 12 14 26 11 0 1 2 0.72
9 Brandon Puricelli RW 34 3 4 7 17 0 0 0 0.29
11 Joseph Drabin RW 38 12 12 24 14 2 0 2 0.63
12 Dakota Raabe LW 38 12 12 24 16 4 0 2 0.63
14 Daniel Nachbaur LW 13 3 0 3 8 0 0 0 0.23
15 Troy Conzo RW 38 9 15 24 8 2 0 1 0.63
16 Kyle Stephan RW 38 13 18 31 35 5 1 3 0.82
17 Bryan Yoon D 37 3 13 16 18 1 0 1 0.43
18 Konsta Jaske D 6 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0.50
19 Mike Coyne C 38 10 23 33 21 3 0 3 0.87
20 Charlie Combs RW 9 6 2 8 6 2 1 2 0.89
21 Colin Burston LW 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0.50
22 Austin Chavez D 33 1 6 7 35 0 0 0 0.21
23 Brendan Harris C 38 8 29 37 18 3 1 1 0.97
25 Alex Bates D 33 2 7 9 17 0 0 0 0.27
27 Logan Milliken D 35 6 16 22 37 1 0 2 0.63
Uni No. Goalie GP W L OTL T SA GA GAA SV% SO Min
31 Garrett Nieto 9 6 2 0 1 226 17 1.86 0.925 1 548
35 Chase Perry 30 17 10 0 2 714 71 2.39 0.901 4 1780

 Salmon Arm Silverbacks

 

Uni No. Player Name POS GP G A PTS PIM PPG SHG GWG Pt/G
2 Phil Middleton D 36 0 13 13 25 0 0 0 0.36
3 Michael Winnitoy D 24 1 10 11 16 0 0 0 0.46
4 Cameron Trott D 34 2 15 17 16 1 0 0 0.50
5 Ryley Booth D 30 0 12 12 47 0 0 0 0.40
7 Kody Schwarz D 36 3 21 24 4 0 0 1 0.67
8 Damian Chrcek D 31 4 8 12 51 2 0 1 0.39
9 Mitch Newsome F 33 3 8 11 31 0 0 0 0.33
10 Nick Hutchison F 23 11 19 30 28 5 0 0 1.30
11 Carson Bolduc F 36 14 31 45 34 5 0 2 1.25
12 Chase Zieky F 33 16 15 31 12 8 0 5 0.94
14 Cameron Coutre F 26 0 1 1 29 0 0 0 0.04
15 Josh Laframboise F 35 11 24 35 28 1 0 1 1.00
16 Josh Blanchard F 36 12 19 31 11 2 3 2 0.94
17 Taro Hirose F 36 8 37 45 10 3 2 2 1.25
18 Jared Turcotte F 35 5 6 11 40 1 0 0 0.31
19 Colton Thibault F 36 17 9 26 36 6 2 1 0.72
20 Elijiah Barriga F 35 10 12 22 14 2 1 1 0.63
21 Ross Heidt F 36 21 16 37 20 3 3 5 1.03
22 Ayrton Nikkel D 4 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0.25
23 Sam DeMelo D 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
24 Marcus Mitchell F 31 5 7 12 48 1 0 1 0.39
Uni No. Goalie GP W L OTL T SA GA GAA SV% SO Min
1 Angus Redmond 28 16 10 0 2 307 80 2.99 0.899 2 1606
31 Brandon Kegler 11 6 2 0 0 307 21 2.32 0.932 0 543