[4/1/19] Wenatchee Wild Hockey Playoffs
The Wenatchee Wild rebounded from a disappointing Game 1 loss Saturday to fashion a solid 3-0 shutout victory in Game 2 on Sunday night at Town Toyota Center, drawing even at a game apiece in the best-of-seven BCHL Interior Conference Finals against the Vernon Vipers.
Wild Goalie, Austin Park, turned aside all 26 shots he faced for his fourth career postseason shutout. It capped a roller coaster week for the Wild net-minder who announced his NCAA Division I college commitment to Air Force earlier in the week, then was pulled after a rough start in Game 1 on Saturday, and rebounded with a strong, confident performance on Sunday to help his team even the series at a game apiece.
Park’s shutout was the twelfth postseason shutout in Wild history, and sixth since joining the BCHL. His four postseason shutouts ties him with Chase Perry for the franchise record.
The best-of-seven heads north to Vernon, BC for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday, then returns to Town Toyota Center for Game 5 on Friday, April 5.
If required, Game 6 is back in Vernon on Sunday April 7 and a potential Game 7 would be played back in Wenatchee on Tuesday April 9.
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The Wenatchee Wild are the defending 2018 BCHL Fred Page Cup and Doyle Cup Champions. Stay up to date with the team all season long on Facebook (facebook.com/wenatcheewildhockey), and on the team’s official website (wenatcheewildhockey.com).