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Kenai River vanquishes Wenatchee in shootout, 4-3 (3-2 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Wenatchee Wild in a shootout 4-3 (3-2 SO).The shootout featured 10 attempts between both teams. Wenatchee got shootout goals from Andre Pison and Trey Bradley. Kenai River's other shootout goals were scored by Albin Karlsson and Nathan Colwell.
The Brown Bears came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Kenai River trailed 3-2 after a power play goal by the Wild's Bradley at 13:41 in the third period. The Brown Bears knotted things up at 3-3 on a goal by Vincent Stefan at 19:19 in the third period.
Alec Butcher had two goals to lead Kenai River to victory. Butcher's tallies came at 14:16 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Kenai River and 7:15 into the second to make the score 2-1 Kenai River.
In addition, Kenai River received assists from Karlsson and Sebastian Fuchs, who each chipped in two.
Wenatchee put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Brown Bears to score on any of their three power plays. By firing 42 shots on goal, the Wild exceeded the 26.1 shots they average per game this year.
Wenatchee was helped by David Powlowski, who had one goal. Powlowski scored 14:05 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Nicholas Rivera assisted on the tally. Wenatchee additionally got points from Troy Loggins, who also tallied one goal and one assist and Bradley, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Wenatchee were Parker Tuomie, Pison, and Matthew Nuttle, who contributed one a piece.
Zach Quinn rejected 39 shots on goal for Kenai River. The Brown Bears ended with 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major. For Kenai River, Judd Loewenstein was ejected from the game. Chase Perry recorded 19 saves for the Wild. Wenatchee incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.