THIRD-PERIOD COMEBACK LEADS WILD OVER MOOSE 3-1Jan 8, 2017
Iowa Ventures to San Antonio to Meet the Rampage at 7:30 PM Friday
WINNIPEG, MB, Can., – The Iowa Wild (16-18-2-1, 35 points) defeated the Manitoba Moose (14-15-3-2, 33 points) 3-1 in front of 4,807 fans on Sunday at the MTS Centre. Trailing 1-0 heading into the third period, Iowa rallied with a goal by Christoph Bertschy 28 seconds into the period, followed by Pat Cannone’s tally with 6:43 left in regulation. Bertschy finished with two goals after adding an empty-net goal in the final minutes. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (10-10-2) stopped 31 shots for the win, as Iowa finished the season series with a 6-2-0-0 mark against the Moose. Manitoba goalie Ondrej Pavelec (7-6-2) stopped 20 of 22 in defeat and the Wild improved to 7-1-0-0 all-time in Winnipeg. Iowa remains on the road with a two-game trip to San Antonio starting on Friday at 7:30 PM.
After a scoreless first period, the Moose opened the scoring at 14:50 of the middle period. Manitoba capitalized off a double minor penalty for high sticking to Teemu Pulkkinen midway through the period. On the back half of the double minor, the Moose struck for the game’s first goal off some quick puck movement. Kyle Connor played the puck from the top of the right-wing circle down to Chase De Leo on the goal-line. De Leo one-touched a pas to the backdoor where Dan DeSalvo was camped out. He beat Alex Stalock for his ninth goal of the season and a 1-0 lead.
Iowa responded 0:28 into the third period with a shorthanded goal by Christoph Bertschy. Center Grayson Downing broke up a play at center and Bertschy shot up the right-wing side, took the puck and skated in alone on goalie Ondrej Pavalec for a breakaway. Bertschy wedged a backhand shot between the pads of Pavalec for his fourth goal of the year and a 1-1 score. The Wild claimed the lead at 13:17 when Pulkkinen set up Pat Cannone to score off a 2-on-1 rush. Pulkkinen carried down the left-wing side into the Moose zone and sent a cross-ice feed to Cannone, who was set up to the right of the goal. Cannone potted his fifth goal of the year to put Iowa on top 2-1, with an additional assist from Colton Beck. Bertschy added an empty-net goal at 18:14 for the 3-1 final. Downing added his second assist of the day on Bertschy’s fifth 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.
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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