For the first time in this post-season, the Wenatchee Wild were shut out last night in Vernon as the Vipers came out on top 3-nothing…
In the process, Vernon takes a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series as it returns to Wenatchee for Game 5 tomorrow night.
The Vipers got on the board midway through the first period as Matt Kowalski scored his 6th goal of the playoffs to give Vernon a 1-nothing lead. Connor Marritt scored a power-play goal in the 2nd and Josh Latta scored an empty-netter with 8-seconds remaining to provide the final tally.
Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network. Video courtesy of Hockey TV..
Wenatchee faces a must-win situation Friday night at the Town Toyota Center and the boys could use the energy from a big crowd. Tickets are just ten bucks and available through the Wild office. The puck will drop at 7:05 in the Wolves’ den.
Wild are 4-2 in elimination games at home
Historically, the Wild are 4-and-5 in playoff elimination games. They beat West Kelowna in Game 7 earlier in this playoff season 6-3 at home…
Their three other elimination-game victories came at home:
2013 – 3-1 win over Fairbanks
2012 – 2-1 win over Alaska
2011 – 2-1 win over Fairbanks
When playing elimination games at home, Wenatchee is 4-and-2 on home ice.
Eastmont hosts Sunnyside in Big 9 Baseball doubleheader
Coming Up on the prep schedule for today…
In Big 9 baseball, the Wenatchee Panthers travel to Davis for the first of two games at 3 o’clock. Eastmont is hosting Sunnyside in a doubleheader beginning at 4. Our NCWLIFE Channel cameras will be there with Joel Norman providing play-by-play. We’ll air one of the games tomorrow night at 7 here on the NCWLIFE Channel. Also today, Chelan is hosting Warden at 4 o’clock.
CTL Soccer clubs are busy today
And in high school soccer today…
Manson hosts Okanogan at 4 while Brewster travels to Cashmere for a 4:30 kickoff.
Wilson gives Seahawks April 15th deadline to extend his contract
Russell Wilson has reportedly set an April 15th deadline for a contract extension to be worked out with the Seattle Seahawks…
Wilson still has another year on his current contract, but the Seattle Times reported this week that Wilson would like to get a deal done by April 15th so he can concentrate on the upcoming NFL season.
NFL insiders believe Wilson could command an annual salary of 35-million dollars or $100-million guaranteed. There’s also discussion that if a deal isn’t worked out by April 15th, the Seahawks could apply the franchise tag on Wilson in 2020 and 2021.
M’s and White Sox rained out today
The Mariners game against Chicago has been postponed to tomorrow because of rain in the forecast…
So the two teams will make it up with what was an open day tomorrow in the three-game series. Yusei Kikuchi will get the start on the mound against the White Sox’s Reynoldo Lopez. Kikuchi is still looking for his first Major League win while Lopez is 0-and-2 with a 9 ERA. First pitch tomorrow for Chicago’s opening day will be 11:10am.