Feb 3, 2024


HENDERSON, Nev. – The Iowa Wild were unable to climb out of a four-goal first period hole and lost 8-1 to the Henderson Silver Knights at The Dollar Loan Center on Friday night. Michael Milne scored Iowa’s only goal. 

Byron Froese opened the scoring for Henderson with a forehand finish past the blocker of Jesper Wallstedt (21 saves) just 19 seconds into the contest. 

Sheldon Rempal doubled the lead for the Silver Knights at 3:16 with a backdoor finish on a power play. 

Brendan Brisson hammered home a one-timer off a face off to make the score 3-0 at 6:40. 

Jakub Demek finished the first period scoring at 11:03 when he cleaned up a rebound at the side of the net. 

Henderson outshot Iowa 13-10 in the opening 20 minutes. 

Milne put Iowa on the board 3:38 into the middle frame. After Jake Lucchini sent the puck to the left point off a face off, Carson Lambos fired a shot toward the front of the net that careened to Milne in the slot. Milne stepped around the defense and fired a shot that beat Jiri Patera (29 saves). 

Henderson answered at 16:25 of the second when Jett Jones scored on the back end of a give-and-go play with Demek. 

Iowa entered the second intermission trailing 5-1. The Wild outshot the Silver Knights 19-18 through 40 minutes. 

Matthew Wedman extended Henderson’s lead to 6-1 at 10:47 of the third with a wrist shot from the left circle off the rush. 

Brisson and Gage Quinney tallied power-play goals at 14:07 and 15:01 on a double minor penalty to cap the scoring. 

Iowa outshot Henderson 30-29. The Wild went 0-for-3 with the man advantage while the Silver Knights were 3-for-4 on the power play. 

Iowa and Henderson face off again on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. 

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