Wilderness Gives up 3-Goal Lead; Falls to Windigo in Shootout

A 3-goal lead midway through its game Saturday night was not enough for the Minnesota Wilderness, as it fell 4-3 in a shootout to the Wisconsin Windigo. In the second contest of its 2-game series with the Windigo, and third game in three nights (after a game Thursday vs. Fairbanks), Minnesota built a 3-0 lead […]

Wilderness Drops Series Opener to Windigo

The Wisconsin Windigo scored three third period goals Friday night to break open a tie game en route to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness. The Wilderness was led by Cole Gordon who finished with one goal and one assist.  Gordon and Nicolas Haviar each scored once as part of a 4-goal first period.  […]

Wilderness Wins Battle for Midwest First Place; beats Fairbanks in OT Thriller

A game between the Midwest Division’s top two teams did not disappoint Thursday night as the Minnesota Wilderness and Fairbanks Ice Dogs gave Cloquet hockey fans a dazzling show.  The Wilderness finished 5-4 victors thanks to Hunter Bulger’s overtime game-winner 2:12 into the extra frame. Bulger scored his fifth of the season when he entered […]

Wilderness Opens February with Clashes with Ice Dogs and Windigo

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Wisconsin Windigo When: vs. Fairbanks, Feb. 2; vs. Wisconsin, Feb. 3-4; 7:15 p.m. each night Where:  Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN The lead:  The Minnesota Wilderness faces a crucial test when it meets two of the Midwest Division’s top four squads over 3-games, beginning with a […]

Springfield Slips Past Wilderness with OT Win

The Minnesota Wilderness was the recipient of some more third period heroics Saturday night, but could not claim victory in the finale of their two-game series versus the Springfield Jr. Blues.  Instead, a goal from Jake Peterson 1:00 into the 5-minute extra frame proved to be the difference for a 4-3 Springfield win. Trailing 3-2 […]

Wilderness Eke Out Victory in Springfield

Gunnar Thoreson and Calvin Knight each scored single goals, and Isak Posch made 18 saves to lead the Minnesota Wilderness to a 2-1 win over the Springfield Jr. Blues Friday night. The two teams combined for only 41 shots in a tight checking grudge match that was 1-1 going into the final period.  Knight opened […]

Wilderness Make Final 22-23 Trek to Springfield

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Springfield Jr. Blues When: Jan. 27, 7:05 p.m., Jan. 28, 6:05 p.m. Where:  Nelson Center, Springfield, IL The lead:  The Wilderness and Jr. Blues look to build on recent success in a 2-game series this weekend in Springfield. Media:  All of the action can be seen on Hockeytv.com. Records:  Springfield: 16-18-0; […]

Wilderness Trim Steel to Sweep Series

Kevin Marx Norén had yet another 2-point game, while Isak Posch stood tall making a season-high 43 saves to lead the Minnesota Wilderness to a 2-1 victory over the Chippewa Steel Saturday night. Marx Norén finished with a 1 goal and 1 assist, including the game-winning tally with 7:40 left in the third.  This follows […]

Buzzer Beater Goal Lifts Wilderness Past Steel

A late 3rd period rush paid off for the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday night, when Kevin Marx Norén swatted in a rebound as time expired to beat the Chippewa Steel, 4-3. Gunnar Thoreson helped set up the winning goal when he skated into the Chippewa zone on the left side.  Thoreson fired a shot that slipped […]

Cesario Makes NCAA Commitment

The Minnesota Wilderness’ Joe Cesario has soared to the top of the team’s rookie scoring stats this season and will soar some more once he begins playing college hockey. The 19-year-old forward today announced he will play his college hockey at the Air Force Academy of the Atlantic Hockey Association. A native of Westminster, CO, […]