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WILD ROAD SWING OPENS WITH 6-2 LOSS

PHOTO: Wenatchee celebrates their first period power play goal on Friday night. 
CREDIT: HockeyTV screen shot

The Wenatchee Wild made their only visit of the season to the Chilliwack Coliseum on Friday, and were handed their first regulation loss of the season as the Chilliwack Chiefs converted three of three power plays en route to a 6-2 win.

Wenatchee scored first for the fifth straight game, the goal coming late in the first period on the back end of a double minor power play. Nick Cafarelli carried the puck into the left circle, worked it up top for Trevor Griebel, who whisked it across into the right circle for Brian Adams who pounded the shot home for a 1-0 Wild lead. Wenatchee outshot Chilliwack 12-5 in the opening period.

The pendulum swung cleanly and swiftly in the second period. The Chiefs buried three unanswered goals, the first coming :10 seconds into their first power play from Joey Larson, the next two a pair of top corner rips from the left circle from Arlo Merritt less than 4 minutes apart. The Chiefs led 3-1 after 2, and had evened the shots total at 17 apiece.

More Chiefs power play success followed in the third as they buried both chances, sandwiched around an even strength tally that found the net through a maze of bounces and the Chiefs led comfortably, 6-1. Wenatchee scored a late power play goal when Brett Chorske finished the rebound of a Trevor Griebel chance for the final 6-2 margin.

Wenatchee (5-1-1) continues their road trip Saturday at Merritt (1-5-0). The game will be broadcast live beginning with the Pregame Show at 6:45 pm on SportsRadio 1340 The Hawk. All games are video streamed live on HockeyTV.