WILDERNESS NAME 2016-2017 SEASON CAPTAINS CLOQUET, MN. (September 14, 2016) – The Minnesota Wilderness start their 4th season in the NAHL this Friday, September 16th on the road against the Janesville Jets.  The organization is incredibly proud to announce their 2016-2017 Team Captains. First year Wilderness forward Timmy Nicksic & veteran defenseman Tyler Vold will […]

Koepke Commits to UMD

Cole Koepke has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

NAHL ranked #1 again by The Junior Hockey News

rn1. The NAHLrn rnThe NAHL continues to separate itself from all other Tier II leagues when it comes to marketing players to higher levels of hockey. While it is not the USHL, many teams are now actively doing more work to move players on. The Blaine Showcase and NAHL draft are clearly two key items that raise the NAHL scouting profile above all others.

Wilderness 2016-2017 Schedule Releasaed

The Minnesota Wilderness 2016-2017 schedule has been released. With the Wilderness moving into the Central Division they will see some new teams coming to Northwoods Credit Union Arena. Along With the new teams that the Wilderness will be facing off against this year they will still play a handful of games against former Midwest Division rivals.

Luke Kania makes NCAA DI commitment

The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that goaltender Luke Kania has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Brown University. Brown is a member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC).

Janis Jaks makes NCAA DI commitment to AIC

The Minnesota Wilderness, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased announce the NCAA Division I commitment of defenseman Janis Jaks to American International College (AIC) for the 2016-17 season. AIC is a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA)

Wilderness Draft Results 2016

Cloquet, MN, and (June 7th, 2016) – "We were happy with how the draft went. We do not have many eligible returners, so this was an important draft for our organization moving into the 2016-2017 season. We picked a lot of the players we had targeted, and can’t wait to see them at our main camp in July."

Wilderness Hire Benedict as Assistant Coach

Cloquet, MN., (May 31st, 2016) – The Minnesota Wilderness are proud to welcome Michael Benedict as the new assistant coach. He will join newly hired head coach, Tim Madsen, behind the bench for this upcoming season.

NAHL announces alignment and events for 2016-17 season

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced its divisional alignment and events for the 2016-17 season. The 24-team league will be divided into four divisions (Central, East, Midwest, South) spanning 12 states.rn rnThe NAHL will have 24 teams for the 2016-17 season, which includes the addition of the Northeast Generals to the East Division and the Shreveport Mudbugs to the South Division. The only other shift in the divisional alignment for the 2016-17 season besides the addition of the two new teams, was the Minnesota Magicians moving to the Midwest Division and the Minnesota Wilderness moving to the Central Division.

Wilderness Hire Madsen as Head Coach

CLOQUET, MN., (May 18th, 2016) – The Minnesota Wilderness is proud to welcome Tim Madsen as the team’s second head coach in its North American Hockey League history.