Wenatchee Wild stop streaking Chiefs with home-ice win

The Chilliwack Chiefs fell 5-3 to their Mainland division rivals in a Wednesday night BCHL clash at the Toyota Town Center.

  • Nov. 24, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The Wenatchee Wild remained perfect at home and slammed the brakes on Chilliwack’s eight game winning streak, toppling the Chiefs 5-3 in Wednesday night BCHL action.

The Wild scored three times in the third period, ending Chilliwack’s brief stay atop the Mainland division standings. The teams are now tied at 39 points apiece, with Wenatchee holding two games in hand.

The Wild out-shot the Chiefs 17-4 in the first period and got the only goal when Colin Burston redirected a Matt Baker pass past Chilliwack netminder Mark Sinclair at 8:45.

The Wild went up by two 61 seconds into period two on a power play goal by Troy Conzo, whose shot hit the skate of Chiefs D-man Olivier Arseneau and caromed into the net.

Justin Dixson got Chilliwack on the board just 56 seconds later and the Chiefs trailed 2-1 through 40 minutes.

Checking back into the lineup after missing two games with an injury, D-man Connor McCarthy tied the game at 2-2 3:08 into period three. On a Chilliwack power play the blueliner uncorked a slap shot that beat Wild keeper Anthony Yamnitsky.

But Wenatchee surged ahead for good on back-to-back-to-back goals by Jasper Weatherby, Lucas Sowder and Brian Williams (shorthanded into an empty net).

Jake Smith scored Chilliwack’s final goal with 30 seconds left to make the final score look a little bit better.

Sinclair ended up making 35 saves on 39 shots while Yamnitsky stopped 27 of 30.

It was a rare quiet night for Chiefs captain Jordan Kawaguchi.

The reigning BCHL Player of the Week came into this one with points in 11 straight games but was held off the scoresheet.

His Chiefs stay on the road for a Friday nighter in Trail against a feisty Smoke Eaters squad that sits second in the Interior conference standings with a record of 13-12-1-0.

Saturday has the Chiefs in Penticton to face the league-leading Vees, who sport an eye-popping 22-4-0-0 record.

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