The Minnesota Wilderness, fresh off of taking three out of four possible points on the road against the Aberdeen Wings gear up for a two game home stand against the Springfield Jr. Blues. These two games are the first of four games for the season against former Midwest Divisional opponent. The Wilderness are 5-6-3 for a total of 13 points, and are facing a Springfield team that is 7-4-2 for a total of 16 points. Head Coach Tim Madsen had this to say about our upcoming games, “Springfield is a big, fast, hard working team that has been playing very hockey. We will have to be mentally focused for the first shift Friday night, and maintain that focus for the entire 60 minutes to be successful.”
Friday, October 27: Wilderness 3, Aberdeen Wings 4 (OT)
Shots: Wilderness 33, Wings 33
PP: Wilderness 1-for-6, Wings 2-for-4
The Minnesota Wilderness rallied back in the third after being down 3-2 with a late goal by Nick Altmann to force overtime but fell short 4-3. Kosta Likourezos opened up the scoring in the first on a power play goal. Gino Lucia added another goal in the first when he scored on a penalty shot that was assessed to him. Trevor Micucci made 29 saves in the loss.
Saturday, October 28: Wilderness 3, Aberdeen Wings 1
Shots: Wilderness 24, Wings 38
PP: Wilderness 2-for-6, Wings 0-for-10
Ryan Fanti made 37 saves to lead the Wilderness to a 3-1 win on the road in Aberdeen, earning a weekend split of the series. The Wilderness scored a goal in each period, which included a power play goal in the 1st period from Kosta Likourezos, a goal from Gino Lucia in the 2nd period and another power play goal in the 3rd period, this time from Isaac Kobienia.
Head Coach Tim Madsen had this to say about the weekend, “We had a very positive weekend in Aberdeen. Our players stuck together through some adversity to earn three out of four points on the road – and that says a lot about their resiliency and character. Our power play and penalty kill were exceptional on Saturday, and we look to continue that trend against Springfield.”
THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES:
Friday, November 3 vs. Springfield Jr. Blues – 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 vs. Springfield Jr. Blues – 7:05 p.m.
Friday’s game is sponsored by local restaurant Avenue C. Join the rest of the fans for a pregame party at the restaurant starting at 5:00pm and if you cannot make that, then join some of the players and staff after the game for a postgame party immediately following the game.
Avenue C – 207 Ave C #110, Cloquet, MN 55720
Saturday’s game is sponsored by local restaurant Carmen’s. Join the rest of the fans for a pregame party at the restaurant starting at 5:00pm and if you cannot make that, then join some of the players and staff after the game for a postgame party immediately following the game.
Carmen’s – 1410 Prospect Ave W, Cloquet, MN 55720
Discounted tickets for this weekend’s games are available at these ticket outlet sponsors: B&B Market and Super 1 Liquor(both in Cloquet, MN). Doors open at 5:00pm and puck drop is at 7:05 both nights.