The Cranbrook Bucks are back in the win column after last week’s road trip which produced mixed results.
The Bucks were able to play a solid two-way game versus the Wenatchee Wild Friday night, netting them a 2-0 win in their first home game of 2023.
The goalies were the best players on either side, Cranbrook’s Carter Capton and Wenatchee’s Andy Vlaha were on their games and kept both teams off the scoreboard through the first forty minutes.
The Bucks were finally able to break the scoreless deadlock around the halfway mark of the third period, Noah Quinn blasted a well-placed one-timer on a Cranbrook power play to go up 1-0. The Wild kept testing Capton throughout the third period, and they had a few great chances on a late power play. However, an empty net goal from Cranbrook’s Blake Cotton put the game out of reach for Wenatchee and secured a 2-0 win for the Bucks.
Friday’s win brings Cranbrook’s record to 23-10-1, they outshot Wenatchee 34-32. Bucks goalie Carter Capton earned his second shutout of the year.
The Bucks get the day off Saturday, they’ll return to the ice for a rare Sunday home game versus the Vernon Vipers.
- 100th BCHL game for Cam Kungle.
- Noah Quinn (1g) becomes Cranbrook’s all time leading goal scorer.
- 3rd career shutout for Carter Capton.
Lead photo by Martin Ross