WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Wild will play their home-opener Friday night after spending the first games eleven games of the 2018-19 season on the road.
The contest with the Nanaimo Clippers will mark the first time the Wild have played at Town Toyota Center since May 7, when they hoisted the Doyle Cup in front of their home fans and clinched the BCHL Championship with a 7-2 victory over the Spruce Grove Saints.
Wenatchee started their long road trip to begin the season by winning four out of their first five games but then began to stumble and have now dropped five of their last six games, including two-in-a-row coming into this evening’s contest.
The Wild currently have a season mark of 5-6-0 and sit in seventh place in the BCHL’s Interior Division.
Tonight is the eighth meeting all time between Wenatchee and Nanaimo, with the Wild leading the series 4-1-1-1, including a 3-0-0 mark at Town Toyota Center.
The club’s championship banners will also be unfurled over the rafters of the rink prior to tonight’s game in a ceremony which will also include the distribution of the team’s championship rings.