In dramatic fashion, the Wenatchee Valley Thunder picked up the organization’s first-ever playoff win Saturday night in the Apple Bowl in overtime by a score of 7-to-6 over Monroe. Cole Loomis scored the game-winner just 49-seconds into the extra frame. Eric Granstrom and Rod Higley had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel.
Wenatchee Valley trailed 5-2 at halftime but came out with an electrifying third quarter, scoring 4 goals in the period to take a 6-5 lead heading into the fourth. But a minute-and-a-half into the the fourth, the Bearcat’s Jakob Vandeventer scored his third-consecutive goal to tie it at 6. Despite several opportunities down the stretch for both clubs, the game would remain tied at the end of regulation.
Loomis ended with two goals on the night for the Thunder (12-5) who will face Issaquah in the next round of the playoffs Saturday, May 20th at 1pm in the Apple Bowl.
Wenatchee Valley Thunder – Cole Loomis 2-goals; Nathan McCarthy 2-goals; Kyle Schmaltz 1-goal; Ben Higley 1-goal; Jake Rhyner 1-goal.
Monroe Bearcats – Jakob Vandeventer 3-goals; Josh Macauley 2-goals; Johnny Adams 1-goal.