WILD DROP SECOND SHOWCASE GAME TO POWELL RIVER IN SHOOTOUT
The Wenatchee Wild dropped their second and final game of the BCHL showcase at the Chilliwack Coliseum to the Powell River Kings by a score of 3-2 in a shootout. Thursday’s game saw no scoring until the second period when Powell River’s Anthony Lucarelli buried it home. It was Lucarelli’s first goal of the season and second point overall. Parker Lalonde assisted on the goal for his first assist and second point overall on the season.
Wenatchee would tie it on a third period power play goal from Ben Troumbly with assists from Brett Oberle and Wes Turner. It was Troumbly’s first goal of the season and second point overall. Oberle and Turner each picked up their second assist and point on the season on Troumbly’s goal. The Wild then took the lead on Ben Ivey’s first goal of the season and his second point overall. Cade Stibbe picked up the lone assist on the goal for his first assist and second point on the season.
Powell River tied it on the power play with the same two players as the second period as Lucarelli netted it on an assist from Lalonde. Lucarelli picked up his second goal of the season and third point overall. It was Lalonde’s second assist of the game and third point overall on the season. Overtime saw no scoring from either team so to a shootout we went. Powell River’s Hunter Andrew connected on the Kings third shootout attempt for his fourth goal of the season and sixth point overall.
Head coach Chris Clark touched on the matchup and moving forward with their game against the Silverbacks.
“Today was a tough one, I thought we certainly deserved a better fate. I thought we competed for a full 65 minutes, but ultimately the penalties caught up to us and allowed them to tie it up late. Taking seven penalties in a game is too many and makes it hard to win. We need to regroup and have a great week of practice before hitting the road for Salmon Arm and Trail,” Clark said.
The Wild now stand at 0-1-2-1 on the season with their next game Friday Oct. 29th at Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm against the Silverbacks. Then on Saturday the 30th, they’ll return to Cominco Arena in Trail for a matchup with the Smoke Eaters. In their last game against the Smoke Eaters in Trail, the Wild fell in overtime 6-5.