Wilderness Clinch Playoff Spot With Sweep Of Minot

The Minnesota Wilderness became the first NAHL team to clinch a playoff spot thanks to their stiffling defense in a 3-1 home win over Minot, which completed a weekend sweep of the Minotauros.  Minot managed to get off only nine shots on goal during the game.  The Wilderness took a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with a goal from Aaron Miller.  Tyler Cline scored what would be the eventual game-winner in the 2nd period to make it 2-0.  Mitch Snyder cut the lead to 2-1 with Minot's lone goal of the night but a late goal from Ian Mansfield secured the win for the Wilderness.  Ryan Anderson made eight saves in the win.