WILD HANDLES MOOSE, RETURNS TO .500Dec 18, 2016
Iowa and Manitoba Rematch Monday at 7 PM
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (13-13-2-1, 29 points) defeated the Manitoba Moose (11-12-2-2, 26 points) 3-1 in front of 4,327 fans on Sunday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Forwards Sam Anas and Grayson Downing each scored first-period goals and Wild goalie Alex Stalock (8-7-2) stopped 24 of 25 shots to preserve the win and bring Iowa back to .500. Jordan Schroeder also scored a third-period goal in the win. Moose goalie Eric Comrie (6-8-2) stopped 23 of 26 shots in the loss. Iowa and Manitoba rematch on Dec. 19 at 7 PM in Des Moines.
Wild forward Sam Anas’ fourth goal of the season started the scoring at 8:22 of the first period. The power-play goal was set up by forwards Alex Tuch and Christoph Bertschy and gave Iowa a 1-0 lead. Bertschy passed the puck from the right-wing circle to Tuch, who was behind the Manitoba net who passed it to Anas who shot the puck from the left-wing circle. Grayson Downing extended Iowa’s lead to 2-0 at 12:06 of the first period. Defenseman Zach Palmquist and forward Zack Mitchell assisted Downing’s fifth goal of the season. Downing scored off Palmquist’s shot. Moose center Patrice Cormier made it 2-1 at 17:56 of the first period. Cormier’s fourth goal of the season was set up by defensemen Peter Stoykewych and Julian Melchiori. Cormier’s shot went off an Iowa defender.
After a scoreless second period, center Jordan Schroeder made it 3-1 in favor of Iowa at 5:56 of the third period. Schroeder’s sixth goal of the season was assisted by forward Teemu Pulkkinen and defenseman Mike Reilly. The cross-ice pass from Pulkkinen set up Schroeder’s shot from the right-wing circle.
Iowa plays Manitoba again on Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 PM. It is a Free Parking Monday (until the IEC lots are full), sponsored by Nash Icon and KGGO. It is also $1 soda night and fans may bring in a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.
Iowa closes out the three-game home stand with the Rockford IceHogs on Monday, Dec. 26 at 7 PM. It is Free Parking Monday (until the IEC lots are full), sponsored by Nash Icon and KGGO. Fans may purchase a hotdog for $2 at the game. Upon entry, fans are handed a full Player Trading Card set (while supplies last), sponsored by KIOA and The Rookie. After the game, the Wild players will participate in a full-team autograph session for one hour. The Subway Combo Pack is available for purchase at the game. Fans may also bring a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.
2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.
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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