Friday, February 12, 2016

Wild Extend Win Streak to Six


                      1                                        Final Score                                        6
Goal Scorers
Drabin, Conzo, Raabe, Combs, Burston, Stephan
Total Shots
1st Period Shots
2nd Period Shots
3rd Period Shots
0 for 3
Power Play
2 for 4

3rd Star
Colin Burston

2nd Star
Dakota Raabe

1st Star
Charlie Combs

Current Record

Prince George entered Wenatchee searching for their first win south of the border this season. On night one they didn’t find it falling 6-1 to the Wild in the Town Toyota Centre.

Turning Point: The turning point came early into the game, as Prince George had an opportunity just under eight minutes in on the power play. With Colin Burston in the box for roughing, the Spruce Kings matched up against the league’s top ranked penalty kill. Wenatchee was able to kill off the man advantage with relative ease, and wound up scoring just a minute after the penalty expired.
            Both at even strength, Joseph Drabin and Troy Conzo scored within three minutes to double a lead heading into the second.

            Prince George would get off to an ideal start to the middle frame, as Braiden Epp collected the puck in his zone, and fired up to Ben Poisson racing up the left side. The Burnaby Winter Club committed player kept on track, and was able to find a hole between the legs of Perry for his first BCHL goal/point.

            Responding a few minutes later though was the Spruce Kings chopper Dakota Raabe, as he scored his sixth goal of the year while playing Prince George to double the lead once again. In six games this season, Raabe has eight points, and has just one game where he hasn’t scored. Most of the work was done by Charlie Combs though, as he burst down the right side, and steamed towards the net. McCloskey lost control of the puck, and wound up sitting in the crease for Raabe to tap in.

In the third, Wenatchee would add a pair within the first three and a half minutes to snap any hopes of the PG comeback. That would be the end of the night for Liam McCloskey as he was pulled after allowing five goals on 24 shots. Joseph McLeod came in for relief, and surrendered one goal on eight shots while playing 16:33.

That final goal came off the stick of Kyle Stephan, as he cut in from the right boards, and beat McLeod blocker side to seal the game at 6-1.

Wenatchee had six different goal scorers, and Chase Perry made 16 saves for the win. Perry has played in all six games this year against Prince George, and has allowed a combined six goals in those games, including a pair of shutouts.

Prince George will face Wenatchee again Saturday night at 7:05, and then take on the Coquitlam Express Sunday in an early 2pm game to close out their final road trip of the season. 

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