Game Recaps

Tuesday, February 23rd

MN Wilderness 4 @ Kenai River 5 – Kenai River defenseman Adam Szubert had a goal and two assists to lead the Brown Bears to a 5-4 win over the Wilderness on Tuesday. The Brown Bears opened up a 3-0 lead early in the 2nd period thanks to goals from Morgan Winters, Peter Morgan, and Brandon Lajoie. The Wilderness cut the lead down to 3-1 with a goal from defenseman Bobby Metz. The Brown Bears then went back up by three goals on a goal from David Vieten. Before the 2nd period was done, the Wilderness scored again to make it 4-2 on a goal from Will Traeger. Early in the 3rd period, the Wilderness scored two quick goals from Gunnar Thoreson and Gavin Rasmussen to tie the game at 4-4. Szubert would then net the game-winner later in the period for Kenai River. Luke Pavicich made 33 saves in the win, while Jacob Zacharewicz made 32 saves in the loss.

Sunday, February 21st

Kenai River 2 @ MN Wilderness 3 (SO) – The Minnesota Wilderness picked up their third win of the weekend, as they edged the Kenai River Brown Bears in a shootout on Sunday, 3-2. The 1st period was all Brown Bears, as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead, courtesy of goals from Morgan Winters and Brendan Hill. The Wilderness turned the tables in the 2nd period as they knotted to game at 2-2 thanks to goals from Mikol Sartor and a power play goal from Jacob Badal. After a scoreless 3rd period and overtime periods, the game would be decided in a shootout. As the last shooter of the six combined for both teams, Badal found the back of the net for the Wilderness to pick up the win and extra point. Wilderness goalie Kaleb Johnson made 32 saves in the win, while Andrew Rose was solid in the loss with 41 saves.

Saturday, February 20th

MN Wilderness 6 @ Austin 3 – Gavin Rasmussen scored twice and added an assist as the Minnesota Wilderness doubled up the Austin Bruins 6-3. Mitchell Allard registered a goal and two assists while Jacob Badal and Ethan Wolthers each had a goal and an assist. Evan Bushy also chipped in a goal for Minnesota. Reggie Millette had a goal and an assist to lead the Bruins while Connor Mylymok and John Lundy also got on the scoresheet. Jacob Zacharewicz won his third game of the year as he made 42 saves. Tyler Shea took the loss for Austin as he made 22 saves.

Friday, February 19th

Austin 2 @ MN Wilderness 4 – The Minnesota Wilderness had a strong first period and never looked back as they doubled up the Austin Bruins 4-2. Jacob Herter, Ethan Wolthers and Mikol Sartor all lit the lamp in the opening 20 minutes to give Minnesota a big cushion. Connor Mylymok and Garrett Dahm scored for Austin to bring them within one but Gavin Rasmussen iced the game with an empty net goal. Kaleb Johnson stopped 34 shots to earn the win in net. Hudson Hodges and Tyler Shea teamed up to stop 21 shots.

Saturday, February 13th

MN Wilderness 1 @ Minot 5 –  Minotauros win their 5th straight game as five different players find the back of the net. Wilderness forward Cole Hansen scores his first of the season. Keenan Rancier earned his 13th win of the year by making 36 saves. Jacob Zacharewicz made 39 stops in the loss.

 

Friday, February 12th

MN Wilderness 2 @ Minot 3 – Bobby Metz scored his first goal as a member of the Wilderness to give Minnesota an early advantage. Logan Anderson and Gabe Temple would score in the second period to give the Minotauros their first lead of the night. It would not last long as Dante Lawson netted his first of the year.  Jack Westlund scores on the power play in the final minutes to give Minot the lead and the eventually victory. Keenan Rancier made 37 saves in the win while Kaleb Johnson made 31 saves in the loss.

 

Wednesday, February 10th

MN Wilderness 1 @ Austin 4 –  Down by four in the 3rd period, Wilderness forward Ethan Wolthers scores with 17 seconds left to steal the shutout from Bruins netminder Tyler Shea.  Shea made 21 saves on 22 shots in the game to earn his sixth win of the season while Wilderness goalie Jacob Zacharewicz shouldered the loss after stopping 34 of 38 Bruins chances.