GAME PREVIEW – IOWA WILD VS. TUCSON ROADRUNNERS 3.31.18Mar 31, 2018
Iowa Wild (30-24-9-6; 75 pts.) vs. Tucson Roadrunners (37-19-5-1; 80 pts.)
Iowa Wild faces off against Tucson Roadrunners on Country Night at Wells Fargo Arena Saturday night. The game closes out a back-to-back series against the Roadrunners. Iowa is 0-2-1-0 all-time against Tucson.
The Wild dropped the first-ever contest between the two clubs at Wells Fargo Arena 6-4 Friday night. Forwards Gerry Mayhew, Gerry Fitzgerald, Cal O’Reilly and Sam Anas all recorded goals in the loss. The loss marked the seventh consecutive defeat for the team.
- Forward Sam Anas set a new Wild record for most goals in a season with his 23rd tally of 2017-18 Friday evening.
- Against Tucson, Anas recorded his 16th multi-point effort, which leads the team.
- Defenseman Louis Belpedio earned his first professional point when he set up Anas for his record-breaking score.
- Iowa Wild signed defenseman Mark Auk while Minnesota Wild reassigned Ivan Lodnia to Iowa on Friday.
- Forward Michael Bunting has seven points (5g, 2a) in his last six games.
- Forward Carter Camper is tied for fourth in the AHL in assists with 43.
- Forward Joel Hanley has two goals in his past four games after not finding the back of the net through his first 44 appearances of the 2017-18 season.
- Goaltender Hunter Miska is unbeaten in his last five appearances, going 3-0-0-0 with a 0.77 goals against average and a .970 save percentage.
Opponent Date Time Broadcast
vs. Cleveland 4/3 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Chicago 4/5 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Milwaukee 4/8 3:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Rockford 4/10 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Milwaukee 4/13 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.