There are a lot of reasons why a player might not suit up on any given night. Varying degrees of Injury, suspensions, and coaching decisions are just a few. For a player to suit up for all 58 games in a BCHL season is a testament to their conditioning, their durability, and their contribution to the team’s successes. This year, despite a record high number of games lost to injury, the Wenatchee Wild still have four players who have joined the “Iron Man” club.
The players who skated in all 58 games this season are Jacob Modry, Chad Sasaki, Brandon Koch, and PJ Fletcher. Last season a record six players made the list, with Jasper Weatherby, Cooper Zech, Sam Morton, Sam Hesler, Nathan Iannone, and Jacob Modry playing all 58 games. The first three seasons of the Wild’s existence, not a single player made it through every game. In the 2011-12 season, Ben Carey, Chris Kerr, and Dylan Abood suited up for all 60 games. The following season there were none, but in 2013-14, Troy Loggins and Matthew Nuttle each played all 60. In Wenatchee’s final season as members of the NAHL, Jake Ahlgren, David Powlowski, Dan Bailey, and Mike Coyne each made it through. In the Wild’s inaugural season in the BCHL, Kyle Stephan and Joe Drabin played all 58 games, as did captain Mike Coyne. In the 2016-17 season Dakota Raabe, Charlie Combs, and Matt Baker all made the list.
Wenatchee (32-20-2-4) finished the 2018-19 season as the #3 seed. The first round of the BCHL playoffs for the Wild begins Saturday March 2 at 7:05 at home in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Interior Division Quarterfinals. Game 2 is Sunday at 6:00 pm. Single game tickets go on sale Friday February 22 at the Wild Office, the Town Toyota Center Box Office, and online at: tickets.wenatcheewildhockey.com. All Wild games are aired live locally on NewsRadio 560 KPQ and available online with pay-per-view at HockeyTV.com.