22-23 Wilderness Schedule Released

In an era of skyrocketing fuel prices, the Minnesota Wilderness will get a chance to keep its team bus in the garage for the vast majority of the first two months of the 2022-23 regular season.   The North American Hockey League released its upcoming season schedule this week, and the Wilderness will begin its […]

Wilderness Select 11 in NAHL Draft

One of the top scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League was the top pick for the Minnesota Wilderness in Wednesday’s 2022 NAHL draft.  The Wilderness selected Elliot Dutil from the Notre Dame Hounds as the 30th overall pick in the draft.  Dutil, a native of Montreal, QC, had an impressive rookie season, where he […]

Hall Announces Commitment to SCSU

Barrett Hall has announced his next level of hockey will be played at St. Cloud State University.  Through a post on his Twitter account, the rookie Minnesota Wilderness forward indicated his verbal commitment to the NCHC school.  Hall finished the 2021-22 season as one of only four Wilderness players to finish with a point-per-game average […]

Wilderness Season Ends in Game 4 Loss

Despite a dominant second period, the Minnesota Wilderness could not overcome a first period deficit, and fell to the Anchorage Wolverines Friday night in Game 4 of the Midwest Division Finals, 5-1.  The win clinched the best-of-five series for Anchorage by a 3-games-to-one count, and ends the 2021-22 season for the Wilderness. Anchorage opened the […]

Wilderness Must Win Twice to Keep Season Alive

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Anchorage Wolverines When: Friday, May 13, 7:15 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 14, 7:15 p.m. CDT (if necessary)   Where:  Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN  The lead:  The Minnesota Wilderness will seek to win its final home games of the playoffs this weekend, beginning with Game 4 of the Midwest Division Final, […]

Wilderness Fall in Game 3 Double OT Battle

Despite injuries to two key players, the Minnesota Wilderness took the Anchorage Wolverines to the middle of a second overtime Sunday night, only to fall 4-3 in Game 3 of the Midwest Division Final. Colton Friesen tossed in the game-winner, on a shot from the extended goal line to the right of the Minnesota net. […]

Wilderness Snap Road Skid; Even Playoff Series

The Minnesota Wilderness were determined to not let history repeat itself.  In game 1 of the Midwest Division Final, they let a winnable game slip from their grasp late, when the Anchorage Wolverines scored three times in the third period to win 4-1.  It was reminiscent to game 1 of the division semi-final round, when […]

Wilderness Drop Game 1 to Wolverines

The Anchorage Wolverines scored three times in the final period to break a 1-1 tie and beat the Minnesota Wilderness, 4-1 in Game 1 of the Midwest Division Final. A short-handed 2-on-1 opportunity finished by Matt Johnson tipping a Cameron Morris shot past Matt Smith with 9:57 left in the 3rd made the score 2-1, […]

Wilderness and Wolverines to Meet for Midwest Division Crown

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Anchorage Wolverines When: Friday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. AKDT, Saturday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. AKDT, and Sunday, May 8, 5:00 p.m.  AKDT (if necessary)    Where:  Ben Boeke Arena, Anchorage, AK  The lead:  Round 2 of the NAHL Robertson Cup playoffs kick off Friday, as the 4-seed Minnesota Wilderness and 3-seed Anchorage […]

Ruoho Nabs NCAA Commitment to Niagara

In a season in which his point totals soared like an eagle, Minnesota Wilderness defenseman Max Ruoho has announced he will join the Purple Eagles of Niagara University. The 21-year-old 3-year Jr. hockey veteran today made the announcement that he will play his college hockey at the NCAA division 1 institution based in Niagara, NY.  […]