CHECKERS BLANK WILD 1-0, INCH CLOSER IN PLAYOFF RACE
Same Two Teams Collide Again Wednesday in CharlotteMar 21, 2017
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Iowa Wild (30-25-6-2, 68 points) were defeated by the Charlotte Checkers (31-27-4-0, 66 points) 1-0 on Tuesday night in front of 3,718 fans at Bojangles Arena. Charlotte goalie Tom McCollum (5-0-0) stopped all 23 Iowa shots for the shutout, as the Checkers pulled within two points of the Wild in the Central Division playoff race. Forward Lucas Wellmark scored the game’s only goal, propelling the Checkers to their fifth straight win. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (19-14-7) suffered the loss despite making 18 saves on 19 shots faced. Iowa remains in Charlotte for a rematch on Wednesday at 6 PM CT.
After a scoreless first period, Charlotte tallied the game’s only goal at 11:56 of the middle period with a power-play strike by Lucas Wellmark. The Checkers utilized their second power play of the game, working the puck down low to the goal line for Kris Newbury. He quickly threaded a pass to the slot for Wellmark, who snapped a wrist shot past Alex Stalock for the 1-0 Charlotte lead. Forward Andrew Miller added an assist on Wellmark’s 23rd goal of the season, as the Checkers carried a one-goal lead to the second intermission.
After a brief road trip with two games in Charlotte and two in Cleveland, Iowa returns home to play the Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 PM. It is Kids Eat Free night, presented by Goodhue-Nolte Insurance and 96.5 Country. Fans may bring in a Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5. It is also a mug club night.
Iowa welcomes the Chicago Wolves on Friday, March 31 at 7 PM. Race Car night is presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Freedom Tires. The first 1,500 fans to arrive receive a family car decal presented by Star 102.5. It is also $2 Beer night presented by 100.3 The BUS. Collegeville packs are available for purchase at the game, sponsored by KISS FM and Buffalo Wild Wings. The St. Patrick’s Day themed specialty jerseys, worn by the Iowa Wild for all three home games in March, are auctioned off at the live postgame jersey auction on Friday, Mar. 31.
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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