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Wolves Sweep West Sound, Clinch Norpac Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 8 Feb 2016  
By: John Meissner

Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wolves swept the West Sound Warriors over the weekend, winning 8-1 in Bremerton on Friday, February 5th, then 16-1 in Wenatchee on Sunday, February 7th. The two victories clinched the NPHL regular season title for the Wolves.

On Friday in Bremerton, the Wolves outshot the Warriors 41-18, breaking open a 4-1 game with four third period goals on their way to the 8-1 win. Will Connors (Richland, Washington) paced the offense with 2 goals and 2 assists, while Richie Stickle (Healy, AK) added a pair of goals. Bronson Moore (Kennewick, WA) made 17 saves for Wenatchee, who went 2-for-2 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday in Wenatchee, the Wolves skated to a 16-1 win over West Sound. Hunter Alden (Walla Walla, WA) and Otto Chao (Salt Lake City, UT) scored three goals apiece, Tom Ignatovich (Seattle, WA) had 2 goals and an assist, Thomas Hendry (Salt Lake City, UT) netted a pair of goals, Connors chipped in a goal and 3 assists and Johnny Schacher (Bakersfield, CA) dealt out five assists. Wenatchee, who outshot West Sound 68 to 9 on the day, went 2-for-3 on the power play and 6-of-6 on the penalty kill.

“We played hard all weekend and continue to focus on improving every day.” said Wenatchee Wolves Head Coach Ryan McKelvie. “We are headed into an off weekend and want to have really high levels of compete and intensity in practice the next two weeks to make sure we are playing our best hockey headed into the stretch run.”

With the two wins, the Wolves improve to 32-1-0-0, 13 points ahead of second-place Bellingham, clinching the Norpac’sregular season crown in the process. Wenatchee has this coming weekend off. Their next action is a home-and-home series with the Bellingham Blazers, with games Saturday, February 20th in Bellingham and Sunday, February 21st in Wenatchee,


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