NAHL 2013-2014

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Soo erases deficit to stun Wenatchee, 5-4

Pullar Stadium     Fri, Oct 18, 2013

The Wenatchee Wild could not hold down the Soo Eagles, and Eagles erased a two-goal deficit en route to a 5-4 win.

Soo let multiple leads slip away before eventually digging out of a two hole to pick up the win. The Eagles took a 4-3 advantage on a goal by Ryan Urso at 15:05 in the second period. Soo went down 3-1 after Wenatchee's Trey Bradley put the puck home at 17:20 in the first period. After evening things up at 4-4 on a power play goal by Troy Loggins at 18:55 in the second, the Eagles got the game-winner from Chase Matson at 6:13 in the third period.

Soo was led by Matson, who tallied one goal.

The Eagles bested their season scoring average. Soo has scored at the pace of 2.5 goals per game during the current campaign. The Eagles' offense was clicking better than usual and put 33 shots on goal during the game, better than the 25.9 shots per game they average. Soo found itself short handed often, totaling 38 penalty minutes and allowing eight power plays.

Soo also got points from Urso, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points, AJ Jarosz, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Mike Sabatini, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Denver Pierce, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Soo were Evan Mills, Brad Pung, Bruno Birzitis, Kyle Loridon, and Derek Lodermeier, who contributed one a piece.

The Wild excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Wenatchee kept the Eagles' goalie busy throughout the game, and Colin Brennan made 31 saves on 35 shots.

Wenatchee additionally got points from Loggins, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Wenatchee also got a goal from David Powlowski as well. In addition, Wenatchee received assists from Parker Tuomie, who had two and Nicklas Balboa, Christian Salvato, River Rymsha, and Sam Becker, who each chipped in one.

Chase Perry recorded 28 saves for the Wild. Wenatchee incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors.