Neill Named NAHL Forward of the Month for January

Minnesota Wilderness forward Max Neill today captured the NAHL’s award for top forward for the month of January.  The announcement comes just 3 days after goaltender Konrad Kausch was named Midwest Division Star of the week for his performance last weekend versus the Chippewa Steel and 3 weeks after linemate Will Persson was named the […]

Solid Defense Paces Wilderness to Sweep Over Steel and 6th Straight Victory

If the old adage that defense wins championships, the Minnesota Wilderness are setting themselves for some good things for their final 20 games of the 2021-22 NAHL season. The Wilderness posted their second shutout of the last 3 games Saturday night, with a 2-0 win over the Chippewa Steel.  The win completed a sweep of […]

Neill Nets Hat Trick to Lead Wilderness Past Steel

If Max Neill’s play for the Minnesota Wilderness during this January dictated the weather, we would be in the middle of a record heat wave. The 4th year Jr. hockey veteran from Portage La Prairie, MB, came into tonight’s game vs. Chippewa with 8 points in the 6 games played this month, and his sweltering […]

Wilderness and Steel Meet on Opposite Trajectories

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Chippewa Steel When:  Friday at 7p.m., Saturday at 7:15p.m. Where:  Friday at Chippewa Area Hockey Arena, Chippewa Falls, WI; Saturday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN The lead: Wilderness, winners of 4 straight, meet the Steel, winless in their last 4  Records:  Wilderness:  19-18-1, 39 pts; Steel: 17-18-2, 36 pts. […]

Wilderness Dominate to Complete Another Sweep of Magicians

The Minnesota Wilderness scored 3 times in both the first and second periods and once more in the third, while Matt Smith stopped all 26 shots he faced in a 7-0 shellacking of the Minnesota Magicians Saturday night. It’s the first NAHL shutout for Smith, who kept his Jr. A record perfect at 4-0 (3-0 […]

Wilderness Win Third Straight Over Magicians

Bryce Howard scored twice, while Calvin Knight notched 3 assists Friday night in leading the Minnesota Wilderness to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Magicians.   It’s the 3rd straight win for the Wilderness, with all the victories coming against their rivals from the Twin Cities. The Wilderness (18-18-1) built a 4-0 lead into the latter […]

Wilderness Hope to Continue Strong Play vs. Magicians

Who:  Minnesota Wilderness vs. Minnesota Magicians When:  Friday at 7:15p.m. and Saturday at 7p.m. Where:  Friday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena, Cloquet, MN; Saturday at Richfield Arena, Richfield, MN The lead: Wilderness and Magicians hold their 2nd consecutive home-and-series this month.  Records:  Wilderness:  17-18-1; Magicians: 17-14-4 Streaming: NAHL Midwest Division standings: Team Points Games […]

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 […]