The Wenatchee Wild is a Junior A hockey team who play in the British Columbia Hockey League.

The BCHL is a great league to earn a full ride scholarship at Universities across North America. 

The Wild play in the 4,300 seat Town Toyota Center.

“The Wolves Den” has provided loud support during their play in the NAHL (North American Hockey League) from 2008 - 2015. And Now in the BCHL (from 2015 to present). 

 

Wenatchee WIld Stories is back - featuring players from this year’s 2022-23 squad - led by Head Coach Chris Clark.


 

Our first visit is with Wenatchee Wild defensemen David Hejduk (#2)

David just recently celebrated his 19th birthday on January 3rd!

He is the son of former Colorado Avalanche star Milan Hejduk who played 15 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup in 2001. David is committed to Harvard University where he'll join up with his twin brother, Marek Hejduk.

CREDIT: Wenatchee Wild
CREDIT: Wenatchee Wild
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Connor: David, thanks for taking time to visit with us. Where are you from? 

David Hejduk: Parker, Colorado

C: What is your favorite NHL team?

DH: Colorado Avalanche. 

 C: Who is your favorite NHL player and why?

 DH: Growing up I loved Tyson Barrie, I loved his playmaking and offensive abilities.

 

C: What is your earliest memory of hockey?
DH: Playing pond hockey in Evergreen, Colorado.

C: Who inspired you to want to play hockey at a higher level?

DH: My dad has always been a massive inspiration to me, and definitely inspired me to compete at higher levels of hockey.

#2 David Hejduk (photo credit: Wenatchee Wild)
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C: What do you like about Wenatchee?

DH: I’ve never seen better fans in my years playing or watching hockey. The landscape is also beautiful.

C: What are your favorite places to eat in Wenatchee?

DH: Besides eating at my billets, I really like Garlini’s

C: What do you usually like to order at Garlini’s?

DH: I order the Chicken Milanese

C: What is your favorite opposing arena to play at and why?

DH: Penticton is my favorite place to play, the fans are very energetic, and the games are always competitive.

C: What is something Coach Clarkey has taught you since you joined the Wenatchee Wild?

DH: One thing I learned from Clarkey is that in everything you do, do it with passion.

Connor: David, thanks for taking time to connect with us and the Wild fanbase!

You can follow David Hejduk on Twitter: @DHejduk2 


The Wild are currently on a roadtrip to “The Island”

They’ll play three road games in the coming three days:


 

Friday January 6th @ Powell River Kings 

Hap Parker Arena - Powell River, BC

7pm puck drop 

Radio: Newsradio 560 KPQ (and on the free KPQ app for ANY device)

Streaming online: HOCKEYTV 


Saturday January 7th @ Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Alberni Valley Multiplex - Port Alberni, BC 

7pm puck drop

Radio: Newsradio 560 KPQ (and on the free KPQ app for ANY device)

Streaming online: HOCKEYTV 


Sunday January 8th @ Cowichan Valley Capitals

Cowichan Community Centre - Duncan, BC

4pm puck drop

Radio: Newsradio 560 KPQ (and on the free KPQ app for ANY device)

Streaming online: HOCKEYTV 


The Wild’s next two home games at the Town Toyota Center:


 

Wednesday January 11th vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Town Toyota Center - Wenatchee, WA

6:05pm puck drop

Single game - Partial and Full Season TICKET INFO:

Radio: Newsradio 560 KPQ (and on the free KPQ app for ANY device)

Streaming online: HOCKEYTV 


Saturday January 14th vs. Prince George Spruce Kings

Town Toyota Center - Wenatchee, WA

6:05pm puck drop

Come and support HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT - sponsored by Confluence Health

(Specialty jersey auction – proceeds benefit the E.A.S.E. Cancer Foundation)

Single game - Partial and Full Season TICKET INFO:

Radio: Newsradio 560 KPQ (and on the free KPQ app for ANY device)

Streaming online: HOCKEYTV 


Team, ticket, billet and sponsorship info: WenatcheeWildHockey.com

CREDIT: Wenatchee Wild
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