Brian Smith, father of young Idyllwild hockey player, Adam Smith, provided this coverage of the Wildcats travel hockey team.
Saturday, the Wildcats faced off against the Ontario Wave. The Wave started off the scoring with a short-handed breakaway with two minutes to go in a very physical first period. In the second, Wayne Sturdevant scored for the Wildcats ten minutes into the period. Then, only 25 seconds later, Kaleb Boctor scored, giving the wildcats the go-ahead goal. Four minutes into the third, Scott Hommel scored to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. About a minute later, Idyllwild’s Adam Smith added an insurance goal, securing the Wildcats’ 4-1 win over the Wave. After last week’s impressive 9-0 shutout win and this week’s win, the Wildcats have moved back into third place in the standings. Their next game will be a Riverside home game at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, against the Jr. Ducks.