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Mar 4, 2017


ROCKFORD, IL. – The Iowa Wild (27-23-6-2, 62 points) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (21-29-8-3, 53 points) 2-1 in front of 6,304 fans on Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Center Pat Cannone scored twice and goalie Alex Stalock (17-12-7) stopped 36 of 37 shots for the victory. With the win Iowa ties the franchise record for wins in a season, set by the 2013-14 team. IceHogs goalie Lars Johansson(11-12-4)  took the loss with 35 saves. Iowa visits the Texas Stars in Cedar Park, TX on Friday at 7:30 PM.

Iowa took advantage of its only power play of the opening frame. Center Pat Cannone worked a give-and-go with left wing Colton Beck upon entering the Rockford zone. Cannone sent the puck to the left-wing wall for Beck, who fired it back to Cannone as he cut towards the Rockford net. Cannone redirected the pass from back past Lars Johnasson for his eighth goal of the year and a 1-0 Iowa lead.

Rockford evened the score at 1-1 just 1:14 into the second period after Chris DeSouza gave Rockford its first goal of the night. Hogs defenseman, Carl Dahlstrom launched a shot from the right point that snuck through traffic and past Alex Stalock. DeSouza was credited with his fourth goal, tipping the shot past Stalock. Evan Mosey added an assist on the tally. The Wild countered to regain the lead at 13:57 of the second period with Cannone netting his second of the game.  Iowa used an up-ice rush to set up its second goal of the evening. Defenseman Mike Reilly slid a pass to the left wing for Ryan Carter, who carried through the left-wing circle towards the goal line and flipped a pass to Cannone on the back door. Cannone buried his ninth goal of the year, beating Johansson and sending Iowa to the locker room with a 2-1 lead at the break.


After a six-game road trip with stops in Chicago, Rockford, Texas and Milwaukee, Iowa returns home to play the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday, Mar. 18 at 6 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. The St. Patrick’s Day game features a postgame concert with Gaelic Storm, sponsored by 100.3 The Bus, Jim Beam and My Satellite Guy. VIP packages are available starting at $20. The first 1,500 fans to the game receive an Iowa Wild Irish themed hat, sponsored by 95 KGGO and LIUNA.  In a partnership with Jim Beam and NASH FM, fans 21 and older are able to purchase the “The Big Ginger” drink special.  It is also Jim Beam Night. Subway Combo Packs are available for purchase at the game. Brewdog packs are also available for purchase at the game, presented by Legends American Grill and Bud Light. The Wild will also don St. Patrick’s Day themed specialty jerseys for the game. The team wears the specialty jerseys for all three home games in March, culminating with a live postgame jersey auction on Saturday, Mar. 31.

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

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  

Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website –, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at 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 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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