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WILD CLOSE OUT WEEKEND WITH SHUTOUT WIN

PHOTO: Harrison Scott is seen firing the shorthanded shot that put the Wild up 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in Victoria.
CREDIT: HockeyTV screenshot

The Wenatchee Wild put the finishing touch on a three-game road trip with a flourish as they posted a 2-0 shutout victory over the Victoria Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon at the Q Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada.

For both teams, it was the third game in a span of 43 hours, but the first period showed Wenatchee to have the fresher legs as they outshot the Grizzlies 15-2. The game remained scoreless into the second period, though, until Wild defenseman Drew Bavaro fired a shot from the top of the right circle that found the top corner for a 1-0 lead. Wenatchee got an insurance marker when Harrison Scott forced a turnover while killing a penalty, then drilled his shot home on a 2-on-1 rush and the Wild led 2-0 after 2. Victoria pulled the goalie for the extra attacker late in the third but Daniel Chenard held fast, denying 16 Grizzlies shots overall to collect the shutout victory.

Wenatchee (8-5-2) heads home where they will play three in a row and seven of their next eight games. This week, it’s West Kelowna on Wednesday (6 pm), then Salmon Arm on Friday and Saturday. The Wednesday and Friday games will be broadcast on NewsRadio 560 KPQ, and Saturday night’s game will air on SportsRadio 1340 The Hawk. All games are video streamed live on HockeyTV.