LATE SURGE FALLS SHORT, WOLVES ESCAPE IOWA WITH 5-2 WINDec 31, 2016
Iowa Heads Out On The Road For A Wednesday Meeting in Grand Rapids
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (14-17-2-1, 31 points) were defeated by the Chicago Wolves (18-11-3-2, 41 points) 5-3 in front of 6,937 fans on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. Chicago left wing Kenny Agostino registered four goals, leading his club to its fifth straight win. Trailing 4-0 heading into the final period, Gustav Olofsson and Kurtis Gabriel scored to trim the Wolves lead to two. Chicago goalie Ville Husso (3-1-0) made 27 saves for the win. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (9-9-2) stopped 28 of 32, as Iowa dropped its third straight game. Iowa heads to Grand Rapids on Tuesday at 6 PM CT to meet the Griffins at Van Andel Arena.
Chicago claimed a 1-0 lead just 4:46 into the opening period with the game’s first goal. The AHL’s leading scorer, Kenny Agostino picked off a loose puck in the Iowa zone and beat goalie Alex Stalock with a wrist shot. His 11th of the season as unassisted and gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead heading to the break.
The Wolves made it a 2-0 game just 38 seconds into the middle period when center Ivan Barbashev potted a rebound. Forward Andrew Agozzino and Agostino each had an assist on Barbashev’s13th goal of the season. Chicago extended its lead to 3-0 at 10:52 of the period off Agostino’s second goal of the game. Agozzino added the lone assist on Agostino’s 12th goal of the season. Agostino completed the hat trick with 1:09 left in the second period, potting a rebound for his 13th goal of the year. Defensemen Jordan Schmalz and Jared Nightingale each had an assist as Chicago made it 4-0.
Iowa defenseman Gustav Olofsson ended Ville Husso’s shutout bid at 3:20 of the third period. The Wild defender skated into the Chicago zone and blasted a slapshot past Husso for his fourth goal of the season and a 4-1 deficit. Iowa cut the Wolves lead in half at 11:05 of the third period after Kurtis Gabriel finished off a centering pass from Grayson Downing. Defenseman Zach Palmquist added an assist on the play, as Iowa inched closer at 4-2. Agostino added to his goal total with an empty-net tally at 16:10 for his fourth goal of the night and a 5-2 Wolves lead. Barbashev and Schmaltz each had an assist on the goal.
Iowa embarks on a lengthy road trip and returns home on Monday, Jan. 16 for the first-ever meeting with the San Diego Gulls at 7 PM. It is a 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. Those that bring a Subway receipt may purchase a $5 ticket. The Star 102.5 / Subway Combo pack is also available, starting at $12 and includes a ticket, a soda, a hotdog and a Subway Peel-a-Deal.
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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