Strong Special Teams Push Wilderness Past Magicians; Sweep Series

“Good special teams play” is not a phrase that has been attached to the Minnesota Wilderness very much this season.  The club entered its game Saturday versus the Minnesota Magicians in the bottom 10 of the NAHL’s power-play and penalty kill statistics. But things were different Saturday night. The Wilderness went 2 for 3 with […]

“Passionate” Performance Propels Wilderness to Victory

Will Persson’s last name is not pronounced the way many in the United States expect.  The forward from Bjorklinge, Sweden, pronounces his name “passion”, and that perfectly describes the way he played for the Minnesota Wilderness Friday night. Persson scored twice, including the game-winner midway through the 3rd period, and added an assist in leading […]

Wilderness Cannot Get Past Steel Wall

Croix Kochendorfer stopped all 31 shots Saturday night in leading the Chippewa Steel to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness. It was the first game of 2022 for the Steel (17-15-1) as the team returned after a 3-week break.  The team showed little rust in the early moments as it jumped out to a […]

Wilderness Rally for Comeback Win over Fairbanks

After struggling with only one win in the final month of the 2021 portion of the 2021-22 season, the Wilderness have started 2022 on the right foot. After falling behind 2-0 and 3-1 in the first period Saturday, Minnesota came alive to outscore Fairbanks 4-1 for the game’s final 40 minutes to win, 5-4, forcing […]

Ice Dogs Edge Wilderness for 9th Straight Win

Two goals in the first 10 minutes was enough for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs Friday night, as they skated past the Minnesota Wilderness, 2-1 for their 9th consecutive victory. It was Alexander Kulmanovsky’s 1st goal of his Jr. hockey career that got things started for the Ice Dogs.  After receiving a pass from Nolan Cunningham, […]

Wilderness End Losing Skid Ahead of Christmas Break

Christmas is a season of giving, and it was giveaway in the Anchorage zone that led to a goal that will help the Minnesota Wilderness have a happy holiday.  A clearing attempt by Anchorage goaltender Shane Soderwall from behind his own net just 1:47 into the 3rd period ended up on the stick of Nicko […]

Wilderness Struggles Continue; Drop 2nd Straight to Wolverines

The Anchorage Wolverines scored 3 times in both the 1st and 2nd periods Saturday night and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness. Hunter Bischoff led the way for the Wolverines with 2 goals. Both goals by the Grand Rapids native were from the face-off circle to the right of the Wilderness net. […]

Third Period Surge Pushes Anchorage Past Wilderness

The Anchorage Wolverines scored three times in the third period tonight to take game 1 of a 3-game series over the Minnesota Wilderness, 3-1.   After being down by a goal and mustering only 16 shots through the first 2 periods, the Wolverines put 12 on the Wilderness net in the final frame to secure the […]

Wilderness Drop Seventh Straight as Norsemen Get Shutout Victory

Tomas Bolo stopped all 23 shots he faced Saturday night in leading St. Cloud to a 5-0 win over the Minnesota Wilderness.  It’s the first shutout loss of the season for Minnesota, who managed only 1 goal in the two-game home-and-home series, as St. Cloud took Friday night’s game in Cloquet, 5-1. Five different players […]

Norsemen Dominate to Extend Wilderness Losing Skid

With 3 of its top scorers out of the lineup Friday night, the Minnesota Wilderness failed to dig itself of its mid-season funk, and fell to the St. Cloud Norsemen, 5-1. St. Cloud scored twice in the 1st and 2nd periods to build a 4-0 lead going into the 3rd.  They scored one more early […]