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WILD OPEN HOMESTAND WITH 6-0 VICTORY

PHOTO: Noah Altman stopped 19 West Kelowna shots for his first shutout of the season.
CREDIT: Russ Alman / Digital Media Northwest

The Wenatchee Wild kicked off a three game homestand on Wednesday night in impressive fashion, scoring in the opening minute before rolling to a solid 6-0 win over the West Kelowna Warriors.

It was just :43 seconds into the contest when Luke Ormsby deflected a Tyler Young pass into the glove side of the Warrior net for a 1-0 Wild advantage. Wenatchee doubled their lead literally at the first period buzzer when Trevor Griebel punched home a power play goal with less than a second on the clock. In the second period, the Wild power play converted again when Nick Cafarelli swept home the rebound of a Drew Bavaro point shot and Wenatchee led 3-0 after two periods.

In the third period, Wenatchee piled on three more. The first, Brian Adams tipped a Drew Bavaro shot into the top part of the net for the third power play goal in as many tries. Quinn Emerson finished off a Wild rush by snapping home his third of the season to make it 5-0. The final touch was applied when Luke Ormsby stole the puck behind the Warrior net on the penalty kill and swung out front to snap it home for the final 6-0 margin. Noah Altman kicked aside 19 West Kelowna shots for his first shutout of the season, and Wenatchee’s second consecutive on the heels of Sunday’s 2-0 win at Victoria.

Wenatchee (9-5-2) continues their three game homestand when the Salmon Arm Silverbacks stop in for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday. The Friday game 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.