(Wausau, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves took on the Evansville Thunderbirds at Marathon Park Ice Arena Friday night, shutting out the visiting team by a score of 6-0 and chalking up their first win of the season.

Friday’s game was the first of a two-game weekend series and the first matchup between the two teams this season.

Henry Baribeau, native of Hudson, Wisconsin was able to stop all 28 shots that he faced, making this his first career junior hockey win and shutout.

The RiverWolves were able to get the scoring started in the second period.  Matt Irwin scored at the 3:23 mark and again at the 8:43 mark of the second, notching his sixth and seventh goals of the season. Owen Routheut and Tristan Slot were also able to get on the score sheet in the second period. Two goals were scored in the third period by the RiverWolves, one at the 4:57 mark by Tristan Slot and another at the 6:07 mark, coming from Connor Moore.

The Wausau RiverWolves will be back in action tonight as they host the Evansville Thunderbirds for game two of the weekend series.

Schedule information is available online at www.riverwolveshockey.com.