by Fresno Monsters
MONSTERS WEEKLY — Fresno Monsters Hockey
The Fresno Monsters made the long bus ride to Wenatchee Washington last weekend to play the Wild. After being swept at Selland Arena the week before by scores of 3-0 and 5-0, the Monsters had there work cut out for them.
On Friday night Fresno let the Wild know that right away that they would not be pushed over again. Mitchell Snyder scored in the first period to give the Monsters a 1-0 lead. That lead would hold up until the third period when Wenatchee’s Jono Davis would tie the game 1-1. However, Fresno would respond just two minutes later as Trevor Husch would put the Monsters up for good with his 14th goal of the season. Fresno’s Jacob McDowell would add an insurance goal and Monsters goalie Tomas Sholl would shut the door from there. Sholl stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced in the 3-1 win.
Saturday night would prove to be another battle with the division’s top team but Fresno was not going to be denied their first sweep in Wenatchee in franchise history. Nick McKee would record a hat trick for Fresno. McKee scored all 3 of the Monsters’ goals in regulation and the record game winner in the shootout to give Fresno a 4-3 win. With his efforts on Saturday night McKee was awarded the NAHL West Division Player of the week on Monday!
Fresno will return to the ice at Selland Arena this weekend as they host the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at 7:35 p.m. The Monsters will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off during the intermissions of both games to benefit Children’s Hospital of Central California. All fans in attendance are encouraged to bid on the jerseys.
Tickets are available at the Selland Arena box office or Ticketmaster.com Watch for a KRL article on the Monsters this weekend!
Check out the Monsters home games on their KRL event page and learn even more on their website. Watch for some more Fresno Monsters articles and videos coming this season and recaps each Wednesday when they have a game.