BERTSCHY SINKS RAMPAGE IN OT

BERTSCHY SINKS RAMPAGE IN OT

Nov 2, 2017

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Iowa and San Antonio Faceoff Again on Friday at 7 p.m.

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (3-5-2-0, 8 points) defeated the San Antonio Rampage (6-2-1-0, 13 points) 3-2 in front of 3,602 fans on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Wild forward Christoph Bertschy scored the game-winning goal 2:30 into overtime to help Iowa defeat San Antonio. Forward Zack Mitchell added two assists in the victory. Defenseman Alex Grant and forward Pat Cannone each tallied a goal in the win over the Rampage. Wild goalie Niklas Svedberg (3-5-1) stopped 38 of 40 shots in the overtime victory. Rampage goalie Spencer Martin (4-1-1) stopped 29 of 32 shots in the loss. Defenseman Jesse Graham, as well as forward Andrew Agozzino each scored for San Antonio in the defeat. Iowa and San Antonio faceoff again Friday night at 7 p.m.

Iowa opened the scoring at 17:39 of the first period. Defenseman Alex Grant scored his third goal of the season to give the Wild a 1-0 lead. Forwards Zack Mitchell and Christoph Bertschy helped set up the power-play goal. After the initial shot from Bertschy, the puck rebounded twice before Grant pushed it under the stick of a Rampage defender who was in the crease behind Martin.

In a scoreless second period, the Wild had 13 shots on net for a total of 25 through two periods of play. The Rampage shot the puck eight times in the middle frame for a total of 19 through the first 40 minutes of regulation. 

Rampage defenseman Jesse Graham tied the game 1-1 at 9:13 of the third period. His first goal of the season was assisted by forward Trent Vogelhuber, as well as defenseman Chris Butler. Graham’s shot went through the legs of Svedberg. At 10:48 of the third period, forward Andrew Agozzino scored his third goal of the season on a power play. Defenseman David Warsofsky and forward Reid Petryk each added an assist on the goal. Agozzino’s wrist shot from the right-wing circle beat Svedberg on the stick side. Wild forward Pat Cannone tied the game 2-2 at 17:08 of the third period. Mitchell assisted Cannone’s fourth goal of the year. Cannone shot the puck from the slot to beat Martin on the glove side.

At 2:30 of the overtime period, Bertschy scored the game-winning goal. Forward Justin Kloos set up Bertschy’s first goal of the season. Kloos dropped a pass for Bertschy in the slot who beat Martin for a 3-2 final score.

Iowa and San Antonio faceoff again on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. It is a Bus beer night with $2 beers presented by 100.3 The Bus. There is also a coat drive at the game. Fans receive a free weekday ticket voucher with a donation.

Iowa hosts the Rockford IceHogs on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. The Wild About Education game is presented by Hy-Vee. School workbooks are given out to all kids in attendance at the game.

The Wild welcomes the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Veterans Appreciation Night is presented by Renewable Energy Group, The IMT Group and Custom Electric. As part of the local concert series, Ted Stockton performs from 5:30 to 6:30 at the north side Bud Light Bar. The first 1,500 fans to arrive to the game receive a baseball hat presented by ALT 106.3 FM, Hy-Vee and Iowa Realty. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Iowa Wild players are wearing specialty jerseys. At the conclusion of the game, the jerseys are auctioned off to benefit the ALS Association – Iowa Chapter. Jim Beam Vanilla specialty drinks and the Brewdog pack will be available for purchase at the game.

Iowa and Cleveland faceoff again on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. Pucks N’ Paws night is presented by Anderson Animal Hospital. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game receive a puppy and player calendar presented by LAZER 103.3 and Anderson Animal Hospital. There is also a postgame skate following the conclusion of the game, presented by Smock Industries. The Subway combo pack is available for purchase at the game.

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The Iowa Wild 2017-18 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 2017-18 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.  

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