12,547 SEES WILD DEFEAT STARS 3-2Jan 21, 2017
Iowa Welcomes Second Largest Crowd in Team History
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (19-19-4-1, 43 points) defeated the Texas Stars (20-16-1-2, 43 points) 3-2 in front of 12,547 fans on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa forwards Alex Petan and Mario Lucia each scored to help Iowa build a two-goal lead, and the team held off Texas to pick up at least a point for the seventh time in the last eight games. Forward Marc Hagel tallied a goal and an assist in the win over Texas. Wild goalie Steve Michalek (7-9-1) stopped 33 of 35 shots in the victory. Iowa defenseman Gustav Olofsson added two assists in the win. Stars goalie Landon Bow (7-5-0) stopped 39 of 42 shots in the defeat. Texas Captain Travis Morin scored twice for the Stars in the loss. The massive crowd marked the second highest attendance in team history. Iowa will play in Grand Rapids on Wednesday at 6 PM CT.
Iowa opened the scoring at 9:54 of the first period. Marc Hagel scored his second goal of the year, giving the Wild a 1-0 lead. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson and center Adam Gilmour each had an assist on the goal. Hagel tipped in Olofsson’s slap shot from the blueline.
Stars center Travis Morin scored at 4:48 of the second period, tying the game 1-1. Defensemen Matt Mangene and Ludwig Bystrom each had an assist on Morin’s 12th goal of the season. Morin tipped Mangene’s shot from the right point. Iowa claimed a 2-1 lead at 14:10 of the middle frame. Forward Alex Petan scored his first goal of the year. The go-ahead goal was set up by defenseman Nick Seeler and Hagel. Petan tipped in Seeler’s shot from the left point.
Forward Mario Lucia scored at 13:42 of the third period, extending Iowa’s lead to 3-1. Lucia’s sixth goal of the season was assisted by left wing Jeff Hoggan and Olofsson. Lucia scored off a rebound in the low slot. At 17:09 of the period, Morin made it a 3-2 game. Forward Brandon DeFazio and defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk each had an assist on Morin’s 13th goal of the year.
Iowa embarks on a lengthy road trip and returns home on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to play the Cleveland Monsters. The game is part of Winning Wednesdays. If the Wild wins, all fans in attendance get a free ticket to a future Wild home game. Fans 21 and older may purchase two tallboys for $10 at the game. Fans may also bring a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5. Wednesday’s game is also Mug Club night.
Iowa welcomes the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. Fans may enjoy $2 beers, presented by 100.3 The Bus. There will also be barefoot wine specials at the game. Collegeville packs are also available for purchase at the game. There will be a food drive at the game, presented by Billion Buick GMC and Barilla that benefits Move the Food.
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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