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December 13th, 2015


 Wenatchee, Wash. – The Wenatchee Wolves went 2-1 this past week in NPHL play, dropping a 2-1 decision at Eugene on Thursday, December 10th, winning at Tri-Cities 7-1 on Friday, December 11th, then winning at home over Tri-Cities 11-0 on Saturday, December 12th.

On Thursday, the Wolves suffered their first NPHL loss of the season, 2-1 to the Generals. Tom Ignatovich (Seattle, WA) scored for Wenatchee, while Max Flynn (Wenatchee, WA) made 24 saves. The Wolves went 0-for-4 on the power play and 4-of-4 on the penalty kill.

On Friday, Wenatchee skated to a 7-1 win over the Outlaws in Kennewick. Griffin Weincek (Sherwood, OR) led the way with 3 goals and an assist, Richie Stickle (Healy, AK) added 2 goals and an assist, while Thomas Hendry (Salt Lake City, UT) chipped in 3 assists. Bronson Moore (Kennewick, WA) made 16 saves for the Wolves, who went 2-for-4 on the power play and 2-of-2 on the penalty kill.

On Saturday in Wenatchee, the Wolves rolled over Tri-Cities 11-0. Weincek and Coleton Booth (Delta, BC) each scored 3 goals, Jack Newhouse (Anchorage, AK) scored twice, and Stickle and Otto Chao (Salt Lake City, UT) each added 3 assists. Flynn had 18 saves. “This weekend was the end of the longest stretch of games we will have this season, with 11 games in 16 days with substantial travel.” said Wenatchee Wolves Head Coach Ryan McKelvie. “Overall, I thought we played hard and had high energy all weekend, which says a lot about the character we have in the locker room. It was a lot of hockey but hopefully this stretch of games will prepare our players to handle high game and travel volume if they are able to advance to the higher levels of the game.”

Wenatchee is now 21-1-0 on the season. Their next action in the NPHL is against West Sound on the road in Bremerton on Friday, December 18th, then playing West Sound at the Town Toyota Center on Sunday, December 20th, beginning at 5:35pm.