Forsberg Stymies Wild In Cleveland

Iowa Returns Home to Host Rockford at 7 PM on Tuesday

Mar 26, 2017


CLEVELAND, IA – The Iowa Wild (30-28-6-2, 68 points) were defeated by the Cleveland Monsters (32-27-3-4, 71 points) 4-0 in front of 11,395 fans on Sunday afternoon at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland goalie Anton Forsberg (22-5-3) stopped all 37 Iowa shots for his third shutout of the season, helping the Monsters sweep the weekend series with Iowa. Center TJ Tynan scored 4:28 into the third period to help the Monsters build a 2-0 lead before they would pull away with the Wild netminder pulled. Cleveland’s Marcus Hannikainen and Justin Scott each added a late, empty-net goal for the four-goal victory. Iowa goalie Alex Stalock (19-16-7) took the loss with 27 saves on 29 Monsters shots. It marked the Wild’s fourth straight defeat with ten games remaining in regulation. Iowa returns home to host Rockford at 7 PM on Tuesday night in Des Moines.

After a scoreless first period, Cleveland defenseman Jamie Sifers zipped a pass through center ice for Sonny Milano, springing the Monsters forward for a breakaway.  Milano closed in on Iowa’s Alex Stalock and sent a backhand shot past the Wild goalie for the 1-0 lead. Monsters forward Markus Hannikainen added an assist on Milano’s 16th goal of the season 7:20 into the second period.

4:28 into the third period the Monsters capitalized off a turnover in the Iowa zone. Hannikainen scooped up a loose puck behind the Iowa net and slipped the puck out towards the Wild crease.  TJ Tynan grabbed the puck and fired it into the Iowa net for his tenth goal of the season and a 2-0 Monsters lead. Cleveland’s Justin Scott scored an empty-net goal at 16:21 from Nick Moutrey and Ryan Stanton to make it 3-0. Hannikainen added a second empty-goal goal with 2:47 left in regulation. His shorthanded goal was assisted by defenseman John Ramage for the 4-0 final.

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.

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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  

Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website –, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at 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 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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