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Port Huron beats Wenatchee 5-3 after comeback scare
Story by Narrative Science.
The Port Huron Fighting Falcons survived a determined comeback attempt by the Wenatchee Wild on the way to a 5-3 win.
Port Huron took a 5-2 lead during the third period, only to have Wenatchee storm back on a Trey Bradley goal 18:45 into the third period to pull to two goals down.
The Fighting Falcons got the win thanks to a great game by Logan Lambdin, who had two goals and one assist. Lambdin scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 19:36 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Port Huron had gained a power play chance when River Rymsha was whistled for roughing. Jonathan Kopacka picked up the assist. Lambdin's next tally on the power play made the score 4-1 Port Huron with 18:57 left in the third period. Zach Badalamenti provided the assist.
The Fighting Falcons cashed in on power play opportunities, scoring three goals on five chances.
Port Huron also got points from Bryce VanHorn, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Port Huron also got a goal from Vito Aluia as well. Other players who recorded assists for Port Huron were Alex Archibald, Taylor Fernandez, Nick Horne, Bryan Yim, and Joey Lindberg, who each chipped in one.
The Wild's defense let in more goals than it usually has this year. Wenatchee averages 2.4 goals allowed per game. The Wild put 47 shots on net during the contest, more than the 27.5 they average per game.
Wenatchee was helped by Nicholas Rivera, who grabbed one goal. Rivera scored on the power play 7:42 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Wenatchee. The Wild earned a power play opportunity when Mitch Maloney was put in the box for interference. Nicklas Balboa picked up the assist. Wenatchee additionally got points from Troy Loggins, who also had one goal and one assist and Bradley, who also finished with one goal and one assist. In addition, Wenatchee received assists from Parker Tuomie, who had two.
Port Huron's Max Milosek stopped 44 shots out of the 47 that he faced. The Fighting Falcons ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Wenatchee took out Mackenzie Sawyer after he had made nine saves and installed Chase Perry in goal, where he finished with seven saves and the loss. The Wild totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 2-for-4 on the power play.