Mar 9, 2024


DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Wild took an early third period lead at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday night, but the Manitoba Moose scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-1 win. Caedan Bankier recorded Iowa’s lone goal. 

Iowa outshot Manitoba 9-8 in the first period and led the Moose in shots 17-15 through 40 minutes. 

Bankier broke the scoreless draw at 1:44 of the third. Luke Toporowski dove to free the puck up along the left wall and Bankier ripped a turnaround shot past Thomas Milic (22 saves). Kevin Conley also earned an assist on Bankier's goal. 

Manitoba tied the game at 1-1 with 6:38 to play. Jeffrey Viel set up Kristian Reichel on the rush and Reichel fired a shot under the blocker of Jesper Wallstedt (27 saves).  

Jeff Malott put the Moose ahead for good 1:44 later when Brad Lambert found him alone at the top of the Iowa crease.  

Manitoba iced the game with a pair of empty-net goals in the closing minutes. Simon Lundmark made the score 3-1 with a long-distance goal at 17:22 and Ville Heinola capped the scoring at 18:55.  

Manitoba outshot Iowa 31-23. The Wild were 0-for-4 with the man advantage while the Moose went 1-for-4 on the power play. 

Iowa and Manitoba meet again on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. The Wild will celebrate Crash’s Dino Birthday presented by JP Party Rentals. The first 1,500 kids 12 and under will receive a youth jersey giveaway presented by JP Party Rentals and LAZER 103.3. The Hobey Baker Trophy will be on the concourse. The Wild will also host a postgame skate for all fans in attendance presented by and STAR 102.5. Limited skate rentals will be available for $2, cash only.  

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