GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD AT ONTARIO REIGN 2.3.18Feb 3, 2018
Iowa Wild (22-13-7-3; 54 pts.) at Ontario Reign (22-17-2-1; 47 pts.)
Iowa Wild continues its three-game California trip with a quick stop in Ontario to face the Reign Saturday night. The contest will be the second of two meetings between the two clubs this season, with Iowa winning the first game 3-0 on Oct. 13. All-time, Iowa is 1-1-0-1 against Ontario.
The Wild earned the team’s first victory in California with an 8-0 rout against Bakersfield Condors Friday night. Sixteen different Iowa players recorded a point in the game, including five skaters who recorded multi-point nights (forwards Sam Anas, Mario Lucia, Zack Mitchell, Justin Kloos and Kyle Rau). The win was the team’s fourth consecutive victory and the Wild now has points in its last six games.
- In the 8-0 win, Iowa set the record for goals in a period (six), goals in a game (eight), margin of victory (eight) and points in a game (21; 8g, 13a).
- Goaltender Niklas Svedberg earned his fifth straight victory Friday, a record for consecutive wins by a Wild goaltender.
- Iowa has recorded three or more goals in 12 of the team’s last 14 games.
- Forward Justin Kloos has 35 points (14g, 25a) this season, tied for fourth-most among AHL rookies.
- Iowa has scored first five of its last six games, going 5-0-1-0 during that stretch.
- Ontario fell to Tucson 4-1 Friday night.
- Forward Michael Mersch leads the team with 35 points (11g, 24a) in 34 games.
- Goaltender Jack Campbell was reassigned to Ontario from Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 1.
- Forward Matt Moulson has 11 points (4g, 7a) in 11 games since Jan. 1, which is the most during that stretch for the Reign.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
at San Diego 2/6 9:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Chicago 2/9 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Rockford 2/10 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. San Antonio 2/12 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Texas 2/18 3:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
The Iowa Wild 2017-18 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center and runs from October through April. For more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700 or by visiting www.iowawild.com.