WILD WEEKLY PREVIEW – DEC. 16-18, 2021
The Wenatchee Wild, riding a two-game win streak, return home to Town Toyota Center for a three-game set with the Merritt Centennials (1-17-1, 9th Place Interior Conference) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Live video coverage will be available on bchltv.com with live radio coverage on NewsRadio 560 KPQ.
Wenatchee (5-10-5, 8th place Interior Conf.) is led in scoring by Ean Somoza (6g, 11a) and Owen Bohn (8g, 9a). Cade Littler is third on the team (6g, 8a). Goaltending duties are shared by Tyler Shea and Andy Vlaha. Merritt is led in scoring by Jerzy Orchard (7g, 6a).
MERRITT: The Centennials lone win of the season was a 4-3 overtime win at home against Wenatchee. In the four games since, Merritt has struggled, going 0-4 and being outscored 30-6, including the Wild returning to Merritt last Saturday to post a 7-1 win. Thursday will be the 25th meeting all-time, with the Wild holding a 13-8-3 edge. Wenatchee is 6-4-1 at home against Merritt. The teams have squared off once in the postseason, with the Wild sweeping the Round 1 matchup en route to the Fred Page Cup championship in 2018.
|Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|WEN 30.9% 2nd||WEN 80.0% 7th|
|MER 9.7% 18th||MER 66.0% 18th|
Thursday (6:00 pm) the Wild will honor local youth organizations during “Night of Champions”, sponsored by Clearwater Casino. Friday (7:05 pm) is our annual Teddy Bear Toss game, sponsored by Fred Meyer and Office Depot. It’s also Daddy Daughter Night, and every daughter gets a free ticket when Dad buys one. Plus, it’s another Fathead Friday where oversized player headshots are proudly displayed by fans across the arena. One more thing: Santa will be there to spread cheer and help with a food drive. The weekend series ends on Saturday (6:00 pm) with Ugly Sweater Night sponsored by Dick’s Heating and Air. Fans will have a chance at part of a $500 cash prize! Our Giving Tree will be on the concourse all weekend to benefit people in our community who need a hand during the holidays. Again, live video coverage will be available on bchltv.com with live radio coverage on NewsRadio 560 KPQ.
Wenatchee will head out for the holiday break, and return home for a two-game series against Prince George Dec.30 and 31. Tickets available now, and ask about group discounts! Call 888-7825 or visit WenatcheeWildHockey.com
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