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 Seek to Cast Spell on Magicians

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Minnesota Magicians When:  Friday at 7:15p.m. and Saturday at 7p.m. Where:  Saturday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN; Sunday at Richfield Arena, Richfield, MN The lead: Minnesota’s I-35 NAHL rivals play in the first of what will be two consecutive home-and-home weekend series.  Records:  Wilderness:  15-18-1; Magicians: 17-12-4 NAHL Midwest […]

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 Meet Steel in Crucial Midwest Division Battle

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Chippewa Steel When:  Saturday at 7:15p.m. Where:  Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN The lead:  The Wilderness and Chippewa Steel renew their rivalry with their first game in the 2022 calendar year.  This marks the 6th meeting of the season between the two teams, with Chippewa winning 3 of the first […]

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 to Ring in the New Year with Red Hot Ice Dogs

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs When:  Friday at 5:15p.m., Saturday at 7:15p.m. Where:  Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN The lead:  The Wilderness host the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the final game of 2021 and first game of 2022.  This will be the first meetings in Cloquet between the two teams since Fairbanks […]

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. […]