WILD DOUBLES UP MOOSE 4-2Jan 7, 2017
Iowa Remains in Winnipeg for A Rematch on Sunday at 2 PM
WINNIPEG, MB, Can., – The Iowa Wild (15-18-2-1, 33 points) defeated the Manitoba Moose (14-14-3-2, 33 points) 4-2 in front of 5,492 fans on Saturday night at the MTS Centre. Iowa erased a 2-1 deficit in the second period and Zack Mitchell’s goal 1:26 into the third period gave Iowa a lead it would not relinquish. Iowa goalie Steve Michalek (6-8-1) made 13 saves in the second period and finished with 28 to help his team snap a four-game losing skid. Defensemen Mike Reilly and Zach Palmquist, as well as forward Alex Tuch, also scored and the Wild improved to 6-1-0-0 in Winnipeg all-time. Moose goalie Ondrej Pavelec (7-5-2) stopped 34 of 37 in defeat. Iowa remains in Winnipeg for a rematch with the Moose on Sunday at 2 PM.
The Wild opened the scoring at 3:19 of the first period for the 1-0 lead. Center Pat Cannone eluded defenders out of the Moose right-wing corner and slipped a pass to defenseman Zach Palmquist. The cross-ice feed found Palmquist for a one-timer off the crossbar and past goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Right wing Christoph Bertschy also had an assist on Palmquist’s second goal of the season. The Moose evened things up 1-1 at 11:46 of the first period. Defenseman Julian Melchiori carried the puck deep into the Wild zone in behind the net. Melchiori swept a pass to the Iowa crease that J.C. Lipon tipped past goalie Steve Michalek. Lipon’s fourth goal of the year was also assisted by winger Brandon Tanev.
The Moose took its first lead of the game at 5:02 of the middle frame. Defenseman Brandon Kitchton sent a pass from the right point to the left side for defenseman Peter Stoykewych. He rifled a slapshot through traffic and into the Iowa net for his third goal of the year and a 2-1 Moose lead. The Wild answered back at 10:42 after rookie Alex Tuch scored his eighth goal of the season. Right wing Teemu Pulkkinen slipped a backhand pass, setting up Tuch for a one-timer, that quickly zipped by Pavalec for the 2-2 score.
The Wild regained the lead 1:26 into the third period off Zack Mitchell’s third goal of the season. Right wing Teemu Pulkkinen slipped a pass to Mitchell in the neutral zone off a rush. Mitchell skated in over the blueline and snapped a long shot past Pavalec for the 3-2 lead. Cannone added an assist on the game-winning goal. Defenseman Mike Reilly lofted a near 200-foot long shot for an empty-net goal at 18:55. Pulkkinen added an assist on Reilly’s fourth goal of the year.
Iowa remains 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.
The team continues a four-game home stand with a Winning Wednesday on Jan. 18 at 7 PM with the Grand Rapids Griffins. If the Wild wins, all fans in attendance will be handed a ticket to the game on Feb. 8 upon exit. Those 21 and older may purchase two tallboys for $10. Fans that bring a Subway receipt may purchase a $5 ticket.
Iowa welcomes the Texas Stars for a two games to close out the home stand, starting on Friday. Jan. 20 at 7 PM. The team celebrates Red, White and Blue Night for Military Appreciation, presented by Casey’s and Billions Buick. The first 1,500 fans to the game will be handed a Kurtis Gabriel bobblehead, sponsored by Krist Insurance and Nash Icon. Plato’ Closet is sponsoring a clothes drives, that benefits Central Iowa Shelter and Services. Fans may also enjoy $2 beers, presented by 100.3 The Bus. Patrons may stick around after the game for a postgame skate. Fans may bring their own skates or rent skates for $2 to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Iowa closes out the lengthy home stand with Country Night on Saturday, Jan. 21st at 7 PM. Parmalee headlines Country Night with a postgame concert, presented by Nash FM, Nash Icon, Catch Des Moines, Jim Beam Apple and Gregg Young Chevrolet of Norwalk. Fans may indulge in Jim Beam drink specials, including a $5 Beam Apple Orchard or a $10 Beam Apple Orchard in a mason jar. VIP Packages for the Parmalee show are available starting at $150. The Brewdog pack is also available, which features a beer/hot dog voucher at the game and a voucher for a free drink at Legends Bar and Grill.
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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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