4-goal Third Period Powers Steel to Game 2 Win

A 1-1 stalemate was busted open Saturday night when the Chippewa Steel scored four times en route to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness. The loss spoils a 2-goal night for Ren Morque—the Wilderness defenseman’s first two tallies of the 2022-23 season. Morque’s first goal came in the first period and tied the game […]

Wilderness Earn OT Win in Series Opener with Steel

If Gustavs Ozolins was waiting for the perfect time to score his first goal in a Wilderness uniform, he found it, Friday night. The 19-year-old from Riga, Latvia, lit the lamp for the first time this season with 1:20 left in overtime to lead Minnesota to a 4-3 victory over the Chippewa Steel. Hunter Bulger […]

Wilderness Set for First Meetings vs. Chippewa

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Chippewa Steel When: Nov. 18-19, 7:00 p.m. CDT both games and Nov. 23, 7:15 p.m. Where:  Nov. 18-19 at Chippewa Area Arena, Chippewa Falls, WI; Nov. 23 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN The lead:  The Wilderness resume play in the lower 48 with three consecutive vs. the Chippewa Steel. […]

Wilderness Fall in Alaska Trip Finale

A 2-goal Minnesota Wilderness lead in the 2nd period vanished quickly Saturday night as the Fairbanks Ice Dogs responded with four unanswered goals to win 5-3 in the finale of a two-game weekend series. Justin Biraben led Fairbanks with two goals, and the Wilderness had trouble with the league’s top power-play, as the Ice Dogs […]

Wilderness Trim Ice Dogs in Series Opener

The long road traveled continues to treat the Minnesota Wilderness well. Two second period goals and strong goaltending proved to be the winning recipe Friday night, as the Wilderness slipped past the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 2-1.  The win improves Minnesota’s road record to 4-0 and overall mark on the year to 11-5-2.  It’s also the […]

First Alaska Trip to Conclude in Fairbanks

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs When: Nov. 11-12, 7:30 p.m. AKDT both games Where:  Big Dipper Arena, Fairbanks, AK The lead: The Wilderness complete their first Alaska swing of the season in Fairbanks with two chances to obtain a rare win at the Big Dipper Arena. Media:  All of the action can be […]

Win at Anchorage Keeps Wilderness Unbeaten on Road

The Minnesota Wilderness had another strong performance in net and scored once in each period Sunday night in a 3-1 victory over the Anchorage Wolverines. Konrad Kausch registered his second consecutive victory with 28 saves on 29 shots with his only goal against coming 11 seconds into the third period by David Tolan.  The win […]

Wilderness Open Alaska Trip with Successful Bear Hunt

Isak Posch put together another standout performance in goal for the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday night, making 37 saves on 38 shots in a 2-1 win over the Kenai River Brown Bears. The veteran from Umea, Sweden, faced 31 of Kenai’s shots over the final two periods, allowing only 1 goal.  He completely shut the door […]

Kenai and Anchorage on Tap for First Leg of First Trip to Alaska

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Kenai River Brown Bears and Anchorage Wolverines When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. AKDT; Sunday, Nov. 6, 4:00 p.m. AKDT Where:  Saturday at Soldotna Sports Center, Soldotna, AK (to play Kenai); Sunday at Ben Boeke Ice Arena, Anchorage, AK (to play Anchorage) The lead: Wilderness hit Alaska’s rugged southern coast to […]

Wilderness Pillage Norsemen in Season’s First Road Game

After scoring only five goals in their last four games, one could have the idea that the Minnesota Wilderness had lost their scoring touch. Those fears were put to rest Saturday night. In their first game in another team’s home rink in the 2022-23 campaign, the Wilderness set a new road record for goals in […]