KUNIN HAT TRICK AND STALOCK SHUTOUT LEADS IOWA TO 4-0 WIN
Iowa Welcomes Chicago on Friday at 7 PMMar 28, 2017
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (31-28-6-2, 70 points) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (22-34-9-3, 56 points) 4-0 on Tuesday night in front of 3,828 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa rookie forward Luke Kunin registered a hat trick in his home debut. Wild goalie Alex Stalock (20-16-7) made 32 saves in the shutout win over the IceHogs. Forward Alex Tuch also tallied a goal in the Iowa win. IceHogs goalie Mac Carruth (5-10-5) stopped 22 of 25 shots in the loss. Iowa welcomes Chicago on Friday at 7 PM.
Iowa opened the scoring at 3:02 of the first period. Rookie forward Luke Kunin scored his first professional goal, giving the Wild an early 1-0 lead. Forward Sam Anas and defenseman Mike Reilly helped set up the goal. The give-and-go pass from Anas helped Kunin beat Rockford goalie Curruth on the stick side. Kunin scored his second professional goal and second of the night at 8:44 of the opening frame. The goal was set up by defenseman Maxime Fortunus and forward Zack Mitchell. Kunin tipped in Fortunus’ shot from the right-wing circle, extending Iowa’s lead to 2-0.
After a scoreless second period, Alex Tuch scored his 16th goal of the season at 2:54 of the third period. The goal was assisted by forwards Pat Cannone and Kurtis Gabriel. Kunin scored his third professional goal at 18:44 of the third period. The empty-net goal was set up by Cannone. Kunin’s hat trick made it a 4-0 final in favor of Iowa.
Iowa welcomes the Chicago Wolves on Friday, March 31 at 7 PM. The Race Car night is presented by NAPA Auto Parts and Freedom Tires. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game receive a family car decal presented by Star 102.5. It is also $2 beer night presented by 100.3 The BUS. Collegeville packs are available for purchase at the game, sponsored by KISS FM and Buffalo Wild Wings. The St. Patrick’s Day themed specialty jerseys, worn by the Iowa Wild for all three home games in March, are auctioned off at the live postgame jersey auction on Friday, Mar. 31.
Iowa takes on the Cleveland Monsters at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, April 2 at 5 PM. It is Superhero night. The first 1500 kids 12 and under to arrive at the game receive youth Superman jerseys sponsored by Leafguard and Nash FM. The team is hosting a book drive at the game. There is a postgame skate at the conclusion of the game. Skates can be rented for $2 and proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Kids skates are also available. Subway combo packs are available for purchase at the game.
2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.
The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
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