WENATCHEE — When it comes to dealing with officials, it’s always a bit of a guessing game. Sometimes you get it right and have a good feel for what the referees will and won’t call, and other times you’re clueless. And when you haven’t gotten things figured out, it can make for a long, frustrating evening.
That was the case for the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday at the Town Toyota Center as the team worked to figure out just what was going through the officiating crew’s heads. There was frustration, some vocal expressions of disagreement from the Wild bench and a slew of minor penalties that cost Wenatchee dearly in the second period and put it into a two-goal deficit heading into the final frame.