3-Game Series vs. Anchorage Kicks Off Long Home Stand for Wilderness

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Anchorage Wolverines When: Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1:  7:15 p.m. both nights + Sunday, Oct. 2: 5:15 p.m. Where:  Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet The lead:  The Minnesota Wilderness and Anchorage Wolverines renew acquaintances for the first time since last season’s playoffs. Media:  All of the action can be […]

AAA Teams to Play in Front of Home Crowd

Both of the Minnesota Wilderness AAA teams have put together winning records thus far on the season, and it’s all been done away from where all the kids on the roster call home. That will change this weekend. The 16U and 18U teams have so far played all of their games at two different tournaments […]

Former NHLer and CEC Standout Wilson Joins Wilderness Staff

Clay Wilson’s hockey career brought him success at the high school, college and professional levels, and he’s now hoping to excel as a coach. Wilson has joined the Minnesota Wilderness coaching staff as an assistant.  It’s the next chapter for a career that passed through the Northland, where Wilson played three seasons with area teams.  […]

Wilderness Complete Showcase with OT Win

A power move to the net late in overtime led to a powerful finish for the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday night in their game vs.  the Bismarck Bobcats. It started with Ren Morque swooping to the front of the Bismarck net where he attempted to slip the puck around goaltender Linards Lipskis.  But Lipskis made the […]

Wilderness Gain Point in Shootout Loss to Rhinos

Isak Posch made 29 saves and kept the Minnesota Wilderness in a position to win Friday night, but still could not secure his first victory, as the Wilderness fell to the El Paso Rhinos at the NAHL Showcase in a shootout 3-2. A Frank Tafelski goal in the shootout’s first round turned out to be […]

Trade Makes Immediate Dividends as Wilderness Crush Generals for First Win

Trades happen often in junior hockey, and to determine if they work out can take weeks if not months. For the Minnesota Wilderness Thursday, it took a matter of hours. General manager Dave Boitz made a deal with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs to acquire forwards Kevin Marx Noren and Noah Griswold Thursday morning.  After scoring […]

Mudbugs Keep Wilderness Winless

The Minnesota Wilderness had stellar goaltending Wednesday night from Isak Posch, but could not generate enough offense, as they fell to the Shreveport Mudbugs at the NAHL Showcase, 3-1. Nik Miller led Shreveport (1-0-0) with two goals and Logan Valkama added two assists.  Miller opened the scoring at the 1:44 mark of the first period, […]

Wilderness Face Tough Schedule at NAHL Showcase

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness in 4 games vs. Shreveport Mudbugs, Northeast Generals, El Paso Rhinos, and Bismarck Bobcats When: vs. Shreveport Wednesday, 7:15 p.m., vs. Northeast Thursday, 4:45 p.m., vs. El Paso Friday, 4:45 p.m., and vs. Bismarck Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Where:  Super Rink, National Sports Center, Blaine, MN The lead:  The 2022-23 season kicks into […]

Skinner Promoted to Head Coach

The Minnesota Wilderness have announced that Brett Skinner has been promoted to become the team’s new head coach. David Boitz announced today that he is officially stepping down as head coach to focus solely on being the team’s GM, and is elevating Skinner from associate head coach to become the 5th head coach in the […]

Despite Improved Showing, Wilderness Fall for Second Straight Night

After losing by 4 Friday night, a tighter defensive effort gave the Minnesota Wilderness a chance to win Saturday night, but it was the Fairbanks Ice Dogs who prevailed with a 3-2 victory and a sweep of the 2-game weekend series. Minnesota set a tone in the early moments of the game that this night […]