GAMEDAY PREVIEW - IOWA WILD VS ROCKFORD ICEHOGSOct 23, 2021
Iowa Wild (2-1-0-0; 4 pts.) vs. Rockford IceHogs (1-2-0-0; 2 pts.)
The Wild and IceHogs face off against one another for the second straight night as Iowa looks to earn their third win of the season. After a 53-shot performance that produced 6 goals for the Wild, Rockford is attempting to slow down the high-powered Iowa offense.
The Wild opened up their 2021-22 home slate on Friday night with an impressive 6-3 over Rockford on Friday night. 11 different Wild players recorded a point in the victory, and Nick Swaney and Dominic Giroux both tallied two goals in the contest. Joseph Cramarossa and Kyle Rau came away with three assists apiece and Mitchell Chaffee and Connor Dewar both had a goal. Iowa peppered IceHogs goalie Arvid Soderblom, outshooting Rockford 53-19.
- Last night’s win gave the Wild 29 wins over Rockford over the past five seasons.
- Nick Swaney’s two goals matched his point total from his six games in 2020-21 in half as many games.
- The Wild have increased their shot total in each of the first three games, recording 34, 44 and 53 shots chronologically.
- Iowa has held the opposing team to six or fewer shots in four out of the nine periods played this season.
- Through three games, Rockford has given up the second most goals (15) of any team.
- The IceHogs are tied for the 7th most penalty minutes in the league with 47.
- Goalie Arvid Soderblom is tied for second-most goals (9) allowed of all qualified goalies this season.
- Alexander Nylander, Lukas Reichel and Ian Mitchell were all -4 in Friday night’s game.
Iowa Wild hockey is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.iowawild.com. After the Wild do battle with Rockford once again tonight at Wells Fargo Arena, they will head to Manitoba for a matchup with the Moose on Saturday, Oct. 30. Faceoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Fans can purchase single-game tickets through the team’s website at www.iowawild.com. Group tickets (10 or more), suites, Wild 365 memberships or premium tickets can be purchased by contacting the Iowa Wild Ticket Department at 515-564-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.