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WILD FALL IN 4-2 HOME LOSS

PHOTO: Brian Adams (7) applies offensive zone pressure during Saturday’s action. 
CREDIT: Russ Alman / Digital Media Northwest

The Wenatchee Wild scored first, and then scored last, but in between there were four goals by the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday night that led to a 4-2 Wenatchee loss at Town Toyota Center.

It was a power play goal at the 6:06 mark of the first that opened the scoring. Brett Chorske zipped a pass from the left circle across to Trevor Griebel in the right circle. Griebel’s shot was denied but Luke Ormsby was there to sweep it home and the Wild led 1-0. Salmon Arm tied it up on a power play goal of their own, a simple tap-in of a rebound in the crease by Coalson Wolford and it was a tie game at the first intermission. Holden Knights knocked in a rebound on the doorstep early in the second period for a 2-1 Salmon Arm lead, and at 12:52 Daniel Rybarik drove home a blocker side shot on a 2-on-1 rush to make it 3-1. Wolford added another on the power play in the opening minute of the third. Trevor Griebel wired home a power play goal from the right circle with 2:07 left to play and the Wild opted to pull the goaltender for the extra attacker but ran out of time as the Silverbacks posted the 4-2 win. Noah Altman stopped 38 of 42 shots.

Wenatchee (9-7-2) heads to Cominco Arena to meet the Trail Smoke Eaters (11-6-2) on Wednesday night before returning home for a four game homestand. The game will air on NewsRadio 560 KPQ. All games are video streamed live on HockeyTV.