CLOQUET, MN – SEPTEMBER 5th, 2017 – The Minnesota Wilderness are proud to announce their captains for the 2017-2018 season. Veteran players, Nick Altmann (Duluth, MN), Eric Gotz (Hermantown, MN), and Luke Dow (Duluth, MN), will have the honor and privilege of leading the Wilderness, as the team begins their quest for the Robertson Cup National Championship this coming week(end), with three exhibition games.

Head Coach Tim Madsen had this to say about choosing the teams’ captains. “Choosing these three players to be our captains’ was an easy decision. They share the same values on and off the ice as our coaching staff, management staff, and ownership group. All three of these players are winners. When you look at their track record not only last season, but even before they came to the Wilderness, they have all been captains and leaders – and have won championships. And that means a lot to our coaching staff.”

The Wilderness will begin their exhibition slate for the pre-season this coming week (end), where they play the North Iowa Bulls (NA3HL), and the Minnesota Magicians (NAHL). Thursday, August 7th, the Wilderness will faceoff against North Iowa at 7:05pm at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. This gives fans their first opportunity to get a look at the 2017-2018 team. Friday, September 8th, once again at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, the Wilderness will jump into NAHL pre-season action facing off against the Minnesota Magicians. This game will be at 7:05pm as well. The following night, September 9th, the Wilderness will travel to Richfield, MN to reciprocate the home game with the Magicians.

All tickets to pre-season home games will be only $5 dollars!! Tickets will only be available at the door.

Upcoming Pre-season games:

Thursday, September 7th: MN Wilderness vs North Iowa Bulls – 7:05pm (Northwoods Credit Union Arena)

Friday, September 8th: MN Wilderness vs MN Magicians – 7:05pm (Northwoods Credit Union Arena)

Saturday, September 9th: MN Wilderness @ MN Magicians – 7:00pm (Richfield Ice Arena)