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Wild end Rivermen’s season with game five win

Township of Langley- March 11, 2016- The Wenatchee Wild ended the Langley Rivermen’s 2015-16 season with a 3-1 win on Friday night at George Preston Recreation Centre. Bo Didur and Chase Perry were the goaltenders once again for both teams in game five.

The Wild opened the scoring for a fourth straight game with a power play goal from Colin Burston. Langley would go on to have plenty of great chances to tie the game, but Chase Perry did not allow a single puck by him. The Rivermen ended up outshooting the Wild 9-4 after 20 minutes, but trailed 1-0.

In the second, Wenatchee scored the only goal of the period again with a marker from Blake Christensen on a breakaway. The Wild went on to have a great period and outshot the Rivermen 16-4 in the middle frame, and had a 2-0 lead going into the third.

In the final 20 minutes, the Rivermen would snap Perry’s shutout streak of over 114 minutes with a power play goal from Cam Ginnetti. With less than 10 minutes to play, Ginnetti received a pass from Dominic Franco at the left point and fired a shot through traffic that beat Perry glove side. For the rookie defenseman, it was his first career BCHL playoff goal. However, that would be all the Rivermen would get, as Kyle Stephan would ice the game into an empty net with 14 seconds to play.

The win was the fourth straight for the Wild in the series, who beat the Rivermen in five games. Perry picked up his second straight victory in net and only allowed one goal on 54 shots in the last two games. The Wild advance to the Mainland final and will take on the Chilliwack Chiefs.

The Rivermen organization would like to thank the players, fans, and volunteers on a great season!

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