02/15/2014 5:27 PM
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OVER 10,000 SEES HOGS SQUEAL PAST WILD 5-3
Iowa and Rockford Meet Again on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena at 4:05 P.M.
Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Wild (21-18-5-4, 51 points) were defeated by the Rockford IceHogs (25-21-4-3, 57 points) 5-3 in front of 10,115 fans at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night. IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening broke a 3-3 tie with 7:16 left in regulation to push Rockford past Iowa. Rookie forward Erik Haula scored once and set up two others, as Iowa suffered only its second regulation loss at home in the last 13 outings. Rockford forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Alex Broadhurst each picked up a goal and an assist, helping their team record points in six straight games. IceHogs goalie Jason LaBarbera (7-6-2) stopped 33 Iowa shots in the victory. Wild goalie Johan Gustafsson (8-11-2) made 34 saves in the loss. Iowa and Rockford meet again on Sunday for Superheroes and Mascot Day at 4:05 p.m.
Rockford opened the scoring at 18:27 of the first period with a goal by forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard. The center one-timed the puck over the shoulder of Iowa goalie Johan Gustafsson. Forwards Jeremy Morin and Alex Broadhurst each picked up an assist, helping their club to a 1-0 lead.
The IceHogs scored an early goal in the second period at 1:10 by forward Mark McNeill. The center fired a wrist shot from the right-wing circle, giving his club a 2-0 lead. Bouchard and defender Theo Peckham each assisted on McNeill’s 15th goal of the season. The Wild countered off a turnover at 3:34 with an unassisted goal by forward Erik Haula, his twelfth of the season. The left wing blasted the puck past IceHogs goalie Jason LaBarbera off a wrist shot cutting Rockford’s lead in half 2-1. The IceHogs fired back at 13:05 with a goal by Alex Broadhurst, helping his club to a 3-1 lead. The center floated a shot through traffic, scoring his 12th goal of the season. Rockford defender Brett Skinner and forward Terry Broadhurst each picked up an assist on the play. The Wild responded at 14:43 with a shorthanded goal by forward Stephane Veilleux. Iowa forward Tyler Graovac stole the puck behind the net, feeding a pass to Veilleux for his fourth goal of the season. Iowa tied the game 3-3 at 17:10 with a goal by forward Justin Mercier. The forward squeezed the puck past LaBarbera off his own rebound, scoring his second goal of the season. Haula and forward Jim McKenzie each assisted on the game-tying goal.
The IceHogs reclaimed the lead at 12:44 of the third period with a goal by Adam Clendening. The defender rifled a shot from the blueline, giving his club the 4-3 lead. Morin and forward Brandon Pirri each assisted on the play. IceHogs forward Brad Winchester scored an empty netter at 19:30 for the 5-3 final.
Iowa concludes a weekend set with Rockford on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 4:05 p.m. The game is Superheroes Day, where superheroes and local mascots, including Cy and Herky, make an appearance. The first 2,000 fans in attendance receive an Iowa Wild superhero poster. Fans may also purchase the Subway Family Four Pack for the game, which features four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas, and Subway coupons starting at $44. The Wild begins a three-game road trip on Wednesday in Rockford at 6:05 p.m. (CT). The team plays a pair of games at Lake Erie before returning home on Tuesday, Feb. 25 for a 5:35 p.m. faceoff with Rockford. The game is a $2 Tuesday, where fans can purchase any level ticket with a $2 discount. Patrons will also be able to purchase $2 sodas, $2 popcorns and $2 10-ounce domestic drafts (21 and older – only through first period of play). Select merchandise items will also be discounted by $2. The team will also host the Rochester Americans at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27.
Fans may purchase single game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, Wells Fargo Arena box office or Dahl's Ticketing. Tickets are available online at www.iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS (32457) or by visiting one of 13 Dahl's Food Stores locations in the greater Des Moines area, and in Ames. In order to purchase group tickets (10 or more), please call the Iowa Wild ticketing department at 515-564-8700. Fans interested in buying full season, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
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