GRIFFINS ELUDE WILD IN OT WITH 3-2 WIN

Jan 18, 2017

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Iowa Welcomes Texas at 7 PM on Friday

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (18-19-3-1, 40 points) were defeated by the Grand Rapids Griffins (25-10-1-2, 53 points) 3-2 in overtime in front of 3,857 fans on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Grand Rapids forward Martin Frk scored a power-play goal 1:34 into overtime, lifting the Griffins past Iowa. Forwards Tyler Bertuzzi and Ben Street also scored as the Griffins erased a 2-0 deficit with 8:55 remaining in the third. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (12-10-3) stopped 37 of 40 as his three-game winning streak came to an end. Griffins’ goalie Cal Heeter (6-1-0) stopped 23 of 25. Wild forward Sam Anas and defenseman Gustav Olofsson each had a goal in the defeat. Iowa continues a four-game home stand at 7 PM on Friday with Texas.

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After two scoreless periods, Iowa opened the scoring at 1:34 of the third period. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson scored his fifth goal of the season to give Iowa a 1-0 lead. Forwards Alex Petan and Zack Mitchell each had an assist on the power-play goal. The Wild used its power play again at 8:26 to make it 2-0 lead after Sam Anas scored his sixth goal of the season. Olofsson and Mitchell each had the assists on the goal. The Griffins countered quickly at 8:55 of the third period with a rebound goal by Tyler Bertuzzi. Martin Frk and Brian Lashoff each had the helpers of the goal that made it 2-1 Wild. The Griffins tied the game 2-2 at 14:22 when Ben Street picked off a loose puck in the Iowa zone and snapped a shot past Stalock for his 13th goal of the year and a 2-2 tie.

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The two teams went to overtime tied 2-2. The Griffins took advantage of an early power play, scoring just 1:34 into the third period. Defenseman Robbie Russo set up Martin Frk for a one-timer that beat Alex Stalock. Frk’s 13th goal of the year made it 3-2 win for the Griffins.

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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