The Wenatchee Wild clinched their playoff berth nearly a month ago but it wasn’t until the final horn of the final game on the final day of the BCHL regular season on Sunday that the Wild knew their first round opponent. With regular season action wrapping up Sunday afternoon, the BCHL has announced the first-round playoff schedules for all 16 teams that qualified for the postseason.
The Wenatchee Wild end up as the #4 seed in the Interior and will face the #5 seed Vernon Vipers. Wenatchee and Salmon Arm finished with identical records of 30-23-4-1, but Salmon Arm won the tiebreaker having 4 of the 7 head to head games with the Wild during the regular season.
Here are the dates for the opening round. It’s a best of seven series, so Games 5, 6, and 7 are only played if needed.
Game 1 – Sat Feb 29 – Vernon at Wenatchee – 7:05 pm
Game 2 – Sun Mar 1 – Vernon at Wenatchee – 7:05 pm
Game 3 – Tue Mar 3 – Wenatchee at Vernon – 7:00 pm
Game 4 – Wed Mar 4 – Wenatchee at Vernon – 7:00 pm
*Game 5 – Fri Mar 6 – Vernon at Wenatchee – 7:05 pm
*Game 6 – Sun Mar 8 – Wenatchee at Vernon – 2:00 pm
*Game 7 – Tue Mar 10 – Vernon at Wenatchee – 7:05 pm
In other Interior Conference series, #1 Penticton faces #8 West Kelowna, #2 Trail takes on #7 Prince George, and #3 Salmon Arm will meet #6 Victoria. Prince George and Victoria join the Interior playoffs as Wild Card crossovers.
In the Mainland, #1 Coquitlam hosts #4 Langley, and #2 Chilliwack takes on #3 Surrey. On the Island, #1 Nanaimo faces #4 Alberni Valley, while #2 Cowichan Valley welcomes #3 Powell River.
Wild games will be broadcast and streamed online with NewsRadio 560 KPQ, with the Pregame Shows airing 15 minutes prior to faceoff. All games are video streamed live on HockeyTV.
Wild playoff tickets, group packages and Season Tickets are on sale now in the Wild office. Call 509-888-7825.