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Wolves Sweep Another Norpac Weekend Junior Hockey News

Published: Monday, 29 Feb 2016  
By: John Meissner

Wenatchee, WA. – The Wenatchee Wolves won three more games in NPHL play over the weekend, beating the Eugene Generals 3-1 on Friday, February 26th, 6-2 on Saturday, February 27th, then returning home to blank the Seattle Ravens 12-0 on Sunday, February 28th.

On Friday in Eugene, the Wolves outshot the Generals 57-21, overcoming a 1-0 deficit after one to grab the victory. Richie Stickle (Healy, AK) and Hunter Alden (Walla Walla, WA) had a goal and assist each, while Coleton Booth (Delta, BC) scored a goal for Wenatchee, who also got 20 saves from Bronson Moore (Kennewick, WA). The Wolves went 0-for-7 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

On Saturday in Eugene, Wenatchee scored three times in the first and rolled to the victory, outshooting the Generals 59-38 in the process. Hayden Givens (Portland, OR) had a goal and two assists, while three players, Griffin Wiencek (Sherwood, OR), Jonathan Banovetz (Eagle River, AK) and Tom Ignatovich (Seattle, WA) had a goal and assist each. Max Flynn (Wenatchee, WA) made 36 saves for the Wolves, who went 2-for-7 on the power play and 5-of-5 on the penalty kill.

On Sunday in Wenatchee, the Wolves scored 5 times in the first and 6 times in the second on their way to the 12-0 win over Seattle. Givens scored 3 goals, Brayden Durante (New Westminster, BC) had 2 goals and 3 assists, Otto Chao (Salt Lake City, UT) had 2 goals and an assist, Wiencek a goal and 2 assists and Alden 4 assists. Moore stopped all 15 shots thrown his way for Wenatchee, who went 1-for-5 on the power play and 4-of-4 on the penalty kill. 

“Going to Eugene for two games was a good test for our team and I thought our guys responded well.” said Wenatchee Wolves Head Coach Ryan McKelvie. “The first night, we weren’t at our best but the guys played hard for the full game and we were able to pull ahead in the third period. Then, on Saturday the guys were ready to go from the opening faceoff, winning the first period 3-0 and then gritted out the remainder of the physical game for a 6-2 win.”

With the three wins, the Wolves improve to 37-1-0-0, 15 points ahead of second-place Bellingham. Wenatchee has now outscored Norpac opponents 252 to 46 this season in racking up records of 18-0-0-0 at home and 19-1-0-0 on the road. The Wolves wrap up regular season play this weekend with a pair of home games against Eugene on Saturday, March 5th at 4:35pm and Sunday, March 6th at 2:35pm at the Town Toyota Center’s Community Rink.


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