GAME PREVIEW - MILWAUKEE AT IOWA 10.8.17Oct 8, 2017
Iowa Wild Projected Lines and Defense Pairings:
Kunin- O'Reilly- Ferraro
Lucia- Cannone- Bertschy
Mitchell- Kloos- Mayhew
Malone- Beck- Gabriel
Milwaukee Admirals (1-0-0-0, 2 Points) at Iowa Wild (0-1-0-0, 0 Points)
Iowa and Milwaukee meet in a rematch of Saturday’s 5-2 Admirals win at Wells Fargo Arena, spoiling the Wild’s home opener.
The Wild and Admirals meet 10 times in 2017-18. Five games are played Des Moines and five games are played in Milwaukee. The Admirals lead the season series with a 1-0-0-0 mark. Iowa is 13-18-2-2 all time against Milwaukee, including a 6-10-2-0 mark all-time at home. Milwaukee is 22-9-3-1 against Iowa all-time, including a 12-3-2-1 mark in Des Moines.
Iowa opens the season with six of the first seven games at home. Milwaukee begins the season with five of its first seven games on the road. Iowa welcomes the Ontario Reign on Friday, Oct. 13. The Admirals head to Rockford on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Team Date Time Radio / TV
vs. Milwaukee 10/8 5:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Ontario 10/13 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
at Rockford 10/14 6:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Manitoba 10/20 7:00 PM CT KXNO / iHeartRadio
vs. Manitoba 10/21 7:00 PM CT KKNO / iHeartRadio
10.6.17: Delete – D Dylan Labbe – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)
Last Time Out
The Iowa Wild were defeated by the Milwaukee Admirals 5-2 in front of 9,255 fans on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Milwaukee forwards Emil Petterson, Trevor Smith and Bobby Butler each tallied a goal and an assist to help lead the Admirals to victory over the Wild. Admirals goalie Anders Lindback (1-0-0) made 23 saves in the win. Wild goalie Niklas Svedberg (0-1-0) made 20 saves in the defeat. Wild forwards Gerald Mayhew and Cal O’Reilly each scored a goal in the loss.
Rookie forward Gerald Mayhew and veteran forward Cal O’Reilly lead Iowa in goals with one apiece. Forwards Landon Ferraro and Justin Kloos, as well as defenseman Nick Seeler each earned an assist in the first game of the season. Veteran left winger Ryan Malone registered five penalty minutes in the first game of the season. Rookie defenseman Carson Soucy, rookie forward Luke Kunin, as well as forward Kuris Gabriel each registered four PIM.
Goalie Niklas Svedberg is 0-1-0 with a 4.13 GAA and a .840 SV%.
Iowa’s power play sits at tied 20th in the league after going 0-for-7 in the first game of the season. The Wild’s penalty kill sits at tied for 11th in the league after stopping six of seven in the first game of the season (85.7%).
● Iowa fell to 1-4-0-0 all-time in home/season openers with Saturday’s loss.
Forwards Emil Petterson, Trevor Smith and Bobby Butler each tallied a goal and an assist in the season opener. Rookie forward Yakov Trenin also tallied a goal in the first game of the season. Defenseman Andrew O’Brien leads the team in penalty minutes with nine.
Admirals goalie Anders Lindback is 1-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .920 SV%.
Milwaukee’s power play is tied for 14th on the power play, going 1-for-7 (14.3%). The Admirals are tied for first on the penalty kill, stopping seven of seven (100.0%).