THIS DATE IN WILD HISTORY - APRIL 3Apr 3, 2020
2019 – Ferraro Named 2019 IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year; Iowa Wild (3) vs. Tucson Roadrunners (4)
Iowa fell to the Tucson Roadrunners by a score of 4-3 in overtime, but the day was highlighted by Landon Ferraro being named the team’s IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year. Ferraro dedicated his season to his childhood friend Craig Cunningham and his All Heart Foundation. Ferraro donated $100 for every point her scored, which was matched by the Wild, and also made a second donation at the end of the season, which was announced at the Wild’s game later that night. Ferraro also held various community events promoting heart health, including organizing a team event where everyone became CPR certified. The AHL recognized Ferraro with the Yannick Dupre Memorial Award later in April.
2018 – Iowa Wild (0) vs. Cleveland Monsters (4)
Forwards Justin Scott, Jordan Schroeder and Phil Lane all scored for Cleveland as the Monsters shut out the Wild by a score of 4-0 on this date in 2018. After a scoreless first period, Scott scored early in the second period to put the Monsters ahead, and then Schroeder scored a goal in the second and third period to put the game out of reach.
2017 – Stalock heads back to Iowa
Alex Stalock revived his career with Iowa during the 2017 season, splitting time between the NHL and AHL. He finished the AHL season with a 23-17-8 record with four shutouts, a 2.28 goals against average and a .926 save percentage. His four shutouts, 2.28 GAA and .926 SV% were the best marks in the AHL during his career. He also added a 1-1-0 record with a 1.51 GAA and .944 SV%, which solidified his spot as the backup in Minnesota for the next season.
2015 – Iowa Wild (6) vs. Rochester Americans (0)
Iowa blasted Rochester in a 6-0 dismantling at Wells Fargo Arena for one of the Wild’s most lopsided victories of the season and snapping a 14-game home losing streak in the process. Tyler Graovac, Stu Bickel, Brady Brassart, and Jared Knight all scored a goal, while Joel Chouinard recorded a pair of tallies in the rout. Goaltender John Curry earned his first shutout of the season in the win.
2014 – Wild signs goaltender Cody Reichard to a PTO
Reichard joined the Wild from the ECHL, where he played 31 games split between the Fort Wayne Komets, Orlando Solar Bears and Utah Grizzlies. With the Wild, he appeared in two contests, earning a 1-1-0 record with a 3.36 goals against average and a 913 save percentage. Reichard’s Wild stint was his second time playing in the AHL, spending seven games with the Houston Aeros in 2012-13.