Dec 18, 2017


Iowa Wild (13-9-5-1; 32 pts.) at Cleveland Monsters (8-10-3-2; 21 pts.)

Iowa Wild winds down its five-game road trip with a pair of games at Quicken Loans Arena beginning with tonight’s affair at 6 p.m. CT. This marks Iowa’s first trip to Ohio since March 26 of last season, when the Monsters wrapped up a two-game home sweep of the Wild. Earlier this season, Iowa defeated Cleveland at Wells Fargo Arena, claiming a 6-1 win on November 11 before edging the Monsters 3-2 in the shootout the following afternoon. In four-plus seasons, the Wild is 16-11-2-1 against the Monsters, with eight of those victories coming on the road.

Last Game Recap –

Iowa Wild saw its seven-game point streak come to an end in a 6-3 loss to the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. With the game tied 3-3 late in the third period, the Wolves surged ahead, saddling goaltender Adam Vay (37 saves) with the defeat. Iowa winger Sam Anas recorded one goal and one assist in the game, which featured a total of six specialty teams goals.

WILD Notables –

  • Iowa has allowed the first goal in each of the last two games, after previously scoring first in five straight
  • The Wild has scored three goals or more in seven of their eight games in December
  • Sam Anas has five goals over his last five contests and is currently on a six-game point streak, a career-best
  • The Wild power play scored three times Saturday night and has registered at least one power play goal in six consecutive outings, which is a season-high

MONSTERS Notables –

  • Cleveland last played Saturday night, falling in overtime to the Texas Stars, 5-4
  • Center Carter Camper leads the club with 16 points (5g, 11a) in 23 games played
  • The Monsters are winless in their last three games (0-2-1-0), allowing 12 goals in that span
  • Former Wild forward Zac Dalpe has played in six games with the Monsters this season, registering three assists, two of which came in their overtime loss on Saturday

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                              Date   Time              Broadcast

at Cleveland                             12/20     6:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Grand Rapids                     12/22     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Rockford                             12/28     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Rockford                              12/29     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Chicago                              1/1         12:00 PM CT   KXNO / iHeartRadio

Recent Transactions:

12.14.17 – DELETE Steve Michalek (G) – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)

12.14.17 – ADD Christian Frey (G) – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

12.16.17 – DELETE Christian Frey (G) – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)

12.16.17 -  ADD Adam Vay (G) – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

12.16.17 – ADD Jeromy Semtner (G) – signed PTO

12.17.17 - DELETE Jeromy Semtner (G) – released from PTO

12.17.17 – ADD Ryan Murphy (D) – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

12.17.17 – ADD C.J. Motte (G) – signed PTO

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