Jan 14, 2017



Christoph Bertschy Scores Twice in 2-1 OT Win

SAN ANTONIO, Tex., – The Iowa Wild (18-18-2-1, 39 points) defeated the San Antonio Rampage (16-19-3-0, 35 points) 2-1 in overtime in front of 7,303 fans on Saturday night at the AT&T Center. Right wing Christoph Bertschy scored twice, including the game-winning goal 3:37 into overtime to lift Iowa to victory. Iowa records the first ever four-game winning streak in the team’s four-year existence and ties the team mark for consecutive road wins. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (12-10-2) stopped 33 shots for the win as the team moved back to .500. Rampage goalie Spencer Martin (15-9-1) stopped 37 of 39 in his team’s fourth straight loss. Iowa begins a four-game home stand at 7 PM on Monday.


The Wild struck for the first period’s only goal with a power-play strike just 5:26 into the frame. Center Pat Cannone controlled the puck on the right-wing side and snapped a pass to Colton Beck on the Rampage goalline. Beck tipped a quick pass to Christoph Bertschy in the slot. He potted a one-timer over the shoulder of Spencer Martin for his seventh goal of the year and a 1-0 lead for Iowa.

The Rampage countered to tie the game at 16:44 of the second, connecting for a power-play goal. Center Jim O’Brien won a faceoff back to the Iowa blueline. Defenseman Cody Corbett sent a shot to the Iowa net that goalie Alex Stalock deflected. Forward Joe Whitney nudged the rebound into the open net for his ninth goal of the season and a 1-1 game through two periods of play.


After a scoreless third period, the two teams skated to overtime. The Wild gained control of the puck in its own zone and quickly transitioned. Center Grayson Downing snapped a pass to center ice for Bertschy.  He took off on a breakaway for his second goal of the night at 3:37 of overtime. Defenseman Zach Palmquist added an assist on Bertschy’s eighth goal of the year for the 2-1 final.

Iowa 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’s Closet is sponsoring a clothes drive 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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