GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 3.19.18Mar 19, 2018
Iowa Wild (30-19-9-5; 74 pts.) vs. Rockford IceHogs (32-24-4-4; 72 pts.)
Iowa Wild returns to Wells Fargo Arena from a stretch of 10 of 11 games on the road for a home contest against Rockford IceHogs. The Wild sits in third place in the Central Division, while the IceHogs sit in fifth. Iowa is 5-3-2-0 this season against Rockford.
The Wild dropped the middle game of a three-in-three to Chicago Wolves 7-3. Wild forwards Colton Beck, Pat Cannone and Kyle Rau scored goals in the game. Wild goaltender Steve Michalek was in net for the game, where he suffered his first regulation loss since Feb. 18.
- Forward Cal O’Reilly is tied for fourth in AHL in assists with 40.
- O’Reilly currently has a five game point streak, amassing seven points (2g, 5a) during that stretch.
- Forward Dante Salituro recorded his first AHL assist against Chicago on March 18.
- Iowa is one of two teams with multiple players in the top 10 in points (O’Reilly and forward Sam Anas).
- Rockford defeated Chicago 3-2 Saturday night.
- Rookie Anthony Louis paces Rockford with 37 points (12g, 25a) in 59 games.
- Forward Alexandre Fortin has scored seven of his 18 points this season against Iowa.
- The IceHogs currently have a six-game point streak, going 4-0-1-1.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
vs. Grand Rapids 3/23 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Grand Rapids 3/24 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Milwaukee 3/26 5:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Chicago 3/28 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Tucson 3/30 7:00 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.