WENATCHEE, Wash. – Dylan Abood scored 35 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Wenatchee Wild to a 3-2 win over the Bismarck Bobcats at the Town Toyota Center. The victory gave the Wild a weekend and season sweep over the Bobcats.
Bismarck scored first Saturday when Shane Omdahl notched a power-play goal 12:29 into the first period. Jono Davis tied up the game 58 seconds into the stanza when he ripped a slapper past goalie Aaron Nelson from just inside the blue line. Bismarck took the lead back roughly nine minutes later when Mike Dockry buried a loose puck in front of the Wild cage. The Bobcats retained their 2-1 lead through 18:02 of the third period Josh Hartley sent the game to overtime. During a power play, Hartley scored on a deft pass from Noah Nelson after sneaking into the back door undefended.
Abood went on to win the game for the Wild 35 seconds into overtime when he chipped the puck into the net on a top shelf shot from the far faceoff circle. Brian Williams earned the lone assist on the play.
Williams was a key factor in both Wild wins this weekend. On Friday, he scored the lone goal of the game to lift his club to a 1-0 win. On Saturday, he recorded an assist on the game-tying goal and the game-winning goal in overtime. Hartley also notched a 2-point game for the Wild Saturday with a goal and an assist.
Wild goalie Robert Nichols made 26 saves on 28 shots to improve his season record to 10-3-1. Nelson made 27 saves on 30 shots for the Bobcats. The Wild (14-3-1) will host the Fresno Monsters on Nov. 23-24. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m.