WILD TAMES WOLVES 3-2Nov 18, 2016
Iowa Visits Chicago tomorrow at 7 P.M.
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (6-9-0-1, 13 points) defeated the Chicago Wolves (5-7-1-1, 12 points) 3-2 in front of 5,867 fans on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Rookie Alex Tuch scored two of Iowa’s three goals in the win over Chicago. Forward Jeff Hoggan also scored in the Iowa win. Wild goalie Alex Stalock (2-5-0) stopped 20 of 22 shots in the win. Defensemen Brad Hunt and Jordan Schmaltz each scored in the Chicago loss. Wolves goalie Jordan Binnington (3-4-1) stopped 31 of 34 shots in defeat. Iowa heads to Chicago for a Saturday rematch at 7 PM.
Iowa opened the scoring at 14:24 of the first period when forward Alex Tuch scored his third of the season, putting the Wild up 1-0. Tuch scored on a breakaway after picking off the puck from a Wolves defenseman. Jeff Hoggan’s third goal of the year extended Iowa’s lead to 2-0 at 18:25 of the opening period. Pulkkinen’s cross-ice pass set up Hoggan’s goal. Jordan Schroeder also added an assist on the play.
At 10:49 of the second period, Tuch scored his fourth goal of the season and second of the night for Iowa, making it a 3-0 game. Christoph Bertschy sent a cross-ice pass to Tuch, who joined a rush towards the Chicago net. Pat Cannone also helped set up the one-timer. Wolves defenseman Brad Hunt made it a 3-1 game at 15:47 of the middle frame. Hunt scored his fifth goal of the season off a Wild turnover.
Defenseman Jordan Schmaltz scored his first goal of the year for Chicago at 7:23 of the third period, making it a 3-2 game. Kenny Agostino’s cross-ice pass from the right-wing circle set up the power-play goal. Brad Hunt also had an assist on the play.
The Wild embarks on a seven-game road trip from November 19 to December 3. The team plays games in Chicago, Manitoba, Charlotte and Grand Rapids. The Wild returns back to Des Moines to welcome the Milwaukee Admirals on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The game is Kids Eat Free Tuesday, sponsored by 96.5 Country and Goodhue Nolte Insurance. All kids 12 and under eat free with (1) Crash’s Kids Meal, which includes one hotdog, one soda, one popcorn, one fruit snack and an Iowa Wild prize. Fans many also bring in their Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.
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The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
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