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Wenatchee rips Michigan, 5-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Wenatchee Wild had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over the Michigan Warriors.
Wenatchee was led by goalie Chase Perry, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Perry certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.33 entering the contest.
The Wild's penalty kill excelled, as Wenatchee gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
The Wild stifled Michigan's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wenatchee's goal total was higher than its season average. The Wild have scored at the pace of 2.8 goals per game during the current campaign. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals. Wenatchee put 34 shots on net during the contest, more than the 28.9 it averages per game.
The Wild were helped by Matthew Nuttle, who grabbed one goal. Nuttle scored 18:51 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Wenatchee. Chris Koukis picked up the assist. Wenatchee also got points from Parker Tuomie, who also registered one goal and one assist, Troy Loggins, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Nicholas Rivera, who also registered one goal and one assist. River Rymsha also scored for Wenatchee. In addition, Wenatchee received assists from Trey Bradley, who had two and Mike Coyne and David Powlowski, who each chipped in one.
The Warriors could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.
Wenatchee incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Trevor Gorsuch recorded 29 saves for Michigan.