PORT HURON, Mich. — The Wenatchee Wild jumped to an early lead on a power play score from Nichoals Rivera in the first period, but couldn’t build on the advantage and fell 5-3 Sunday on the road against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. Wenatchee lost both games of the weekend doubleheader.
Port Huron wiped away the Wild’s 1-0 lead with a power play goal of its own with less than one minute left in the first period. The Fighting Falcons scored twice more in the second period to pull ahead to take a 3-1 lead heading into the second intermission. Port Huron’s Logan Lambdin put one more between the pipes early in the third period to put the home team ahead 4-1.
Wild forward Troy Loggins answered with the team’s second goal of the afternoon, but Port Huron’s Matt Seidel lit the lamp to make it a 5-2 affair midway through the period. Trey Bradley scored Wenatchee’s final goal on a power play to make it 5-3.
The Wild (5-5-0 overall) are now in last place in the North American Hockey League’s Midwest Division. They return to the road this weekend to play a doubleheader against the Soo Eagles.