Provided by Arch Ecker and Wenatchee Wild Hockey Club
(Wenatchee, WA)…The Wenatchee Wild first arrived in the Valley in the fall of 2008. Since then, the franchise has been moved, reborn, changed ownership, seen three different head coaches, and had more than 200 different players wear the Wild logo. The team has won two division titles and appeared in two national championship games. This Thursday night, the team will take the ice for the 500th time for a regular season game when they face the Surrey Eagles at 7:05 pm.
The team is playing in its ninth season and recently hit some special landmarks, including the 300th win for the franchise overall, the 150th win on home ice at Town Toyota Center, and the 150th win for Head Coach / GM Bliss Littler. The Wild have a record of 21-5-1-0 and as remarkable as this season has been, it’s the third best start in franchise history. In the first 499 games, the franchise is 300-151-48, for a winning percentage of .649.
Assistant Coach Chris Clark has been with the organization from the beginning. “Even after 500 games the one thing that has remained amazing is our incredible fan base here in Wenatchee”, he said. “The last couple of years the franchise has risen to new heights thanks to owners David and Lisa White. Now, with Bliss having his contract extended for the next five years, Wenatchee really is a premiere destination for the top junior hockey players in United States and Canada.” Bliss Littler adds, “We have a lot of the pieces in place to ensure long term success, and it’s exciting to be a part of.”
Wenatchee (21-5-1-0) closes out the current homestand against the Surrey Eagles (11-16-2-0) on Thursday and Friday nights.
Be sure to tune in to the NCWLIFE Channel Thursday night at 8 p.m. for “Call Of The Wild” with Arch Ecker and Coach Bliss Littler followed by the Wild and Chilliwack from November 23rd.