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Wild shutout Rivermen in game four; Take 3-1 series lead

Township of Langley- March 9, 2016- The Wenatchee Wild and Chase Perry shutout the Langley Rivermen 5-0 in gameĀ four on Wednesday night at George Preston Recreation Centre. Bo Didur received his fourth straight start in net for the Rivermen, while Chase Perry got the call for the Wild.

For a second straight night, the Wild opened the scoring. After Konsta Jaske fired a shot off the pad of Didur on a breakaway opportunity out of the penalty box, Matthew Baker was there to pounce on the rebound to beat a diving Didur along the ice. For Baker, it was his third goal of the series. After the marker, the Rivermen would go on to have a handful of golden scoring opportunities, but could not beat Chase Perry, who stopped all 17 shots he faced in the opening period. Didur stopped 12 of 13.

In the second, Wenatchee would get the lone goal of the period once again. The hero from game three, Kyle Stephan was able to beat Didur over the blocker side with a shot from the left-wing to put his team ahead by two. The Rivermen had two great scoring opportunities shorthanded from Adam Sinclair and Matthew Graham, but both missed the net on an odd-man rush. After 40 minutes, the Wild led the game 2-0 and the shot count 24-19.

Chase Perry continued his dominant play in the third period making plenty of great saves on golden scoring chances from the Rivermen. His teammates helped him out scoring three straight goals from Blake Christensen, Kyle Stephan, and Brendan Harris to take it by a final score of 5-0.

Perry was outstanding in the win stopping all 29 shots he faced and earned first star honours. With the Wild holding a 3-1 series lead, the Rivermen will have no choice but to win the series in seven games. Their quest to do that begins with a game five win on Friday, March 11 at George Preston Recreation Centre at 7:00pm.