FRESNO, Calif. – Trevor Stewart scored bookend goals Saturday to help the Wenatchee Wild earn their fifth straight win with a 4-1 victory over the Fresno Monsters at the Selland Arena in Fresno, Calif.
Stewart staked the Wild to a 1-0 lead six minutes and 45 seconds into the first period. Wenatchee went into the locker room at the first intermission up 2-0 thanks to Jacob Barber’s power-play goal, which was scored with just one second remaining in the first frame. “I was really happy with the way our guys played tonight,” said Wenatchee Wild associate head coach Tom Rudrud. “We responded very well to the challenge. I think we did a great job of playing shutdown hockey in the defensive zone and taking care of the puck in the defensive zone, and I thought we did a great job of creating offense.” Joe Sullivan and. Stewart closed out the scoring. Wild netminder Nick Schmit made 19 saves on 20 shots to earn his second win with the club. The Wild (33-7-4) will play their next four games on the east coast beginning with a 2-game set against the Johnstown Tomahawks Friday and Saturday. Faceoff for both games is set for 4 p.m.