GULLS SNAP WILD���S STREAK WITH 3-1 WINJan 16, 2017
Iowa Welcomes Grand Rapids at 7 PM on Wednesday
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (18-19-2-1, 39 points) were defeated by the San Diego Gulls (17-12-2-1, 37 points) 3-1 in front of 4,248 fans on Monday night at Wells Fargo Arena. San Diego’s Antoine Laganiere scored his second goal of the game with 2:12 remaining in regulation, breaking a 1-1 tie and giving the Gulls a lead they would not relinquish. Iowa goalie Steve Michalek (6-8-1) stopped 29 of 31 as his club saw its four-game winning streak come to a halt. Gulls goalie Jhonas Enroth (3-1-0) stopped 22 of 23 for the victory. Wild forward Kurtis Gabriel scored his team’s lone goal. Iowa continues a four-game home stand at 7 PM on Wednesday with Grand Rapids.
San Diego opened the scoring at 11:22 of the first period off Antoine Laganiere’s seventh goal of the season. Forward Corey Tropp worked the puck down the left-wing side of the Iowa zone and dropped a pass back to the blueline. Laganiere scooped up the pass and skated in between the circles. He fired a shot that deflected off traffic and past goalie Steve Michalek for the 1-0 first-period lead.
After a scoreless second period, the Wild pulled even at 11:48 of the third period. Left wing Kurtis Gabriel swept in behind the Gulls net with the puck and snapped a wrist shot past Jhonas Enroth for his fifth goal of the year and a 1-1 tie. Forwards Marc Hagel and Adam Gilmour each had an assist on the play. The Gulls used a late power play to regain their 2-1 lead at 17:48. Antoine Laganiere netted his second of the game off his own rebound, with assists from Tropp and Kossila. Defenseman Brandon Montour added an empty-net goal at 19:06 for the 3-1 final.
Iowa 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.
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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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