THIS DATE IN WILD HISTORY - APRIL 6Apr 6, 2020
2019 – Iowa Wild (1) at Milwaukee Admirals (5)
Matt Read scored the lone goal for the Wild as the team fell to the Milwaukee Admirals 5-1. With the Wild down 1-0, Gerry Mayhew got hauled down on a breakaway attempt and was awarded a penalty shot, but was denied by Troy Grosenick. Milwaukee made it 3-0 before Read found the back of the net, but by the final buzzer, the Admirals earned the 5-1 win.
2018 – Shaw signs ATO, Iowa Wild (7) vs. Chicago Wolves (3)
Wild fans got their first taste of Mason Shaw when he signed an ATO with the club on this date in 2018, completing his comeback from a torn ACL suffered in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament at the beginning of the season. On the ice, the Wild snapped a nine-game winless streak with the largest win on home ice in team history, routing the Wolves by a score of 7-3. The Wild rattled off five goals in the first period (another team record) and the seven goals at home were (at the time) the most in a single game at Wells Fargo Arena. Cal O’Reilly and Kyle Rau led the way with three points each.
2017 – Sokolov signs ATO, Iowa Wild (3) vs. Rockford IceHogs (1)
Dmitry Sokolov made his first appearance in a Wild sweater as the Russian scorer signed an Amateur Try-Out Agreement with the Wild on this date in 2017. Tyler Graovac scored first for the Wild but the IceHogs responded early in the third period to knot the game at 1-1. However, the Wild pulled away when Christoph Bertschy scored midway through the third period and Colton Beck iced the game with a tally late in the final frame.
2016 – Wild assigns Hunter Warner to Iowa
The flow made its way to Iowa on this date in 2016 as Hunter Warner was assigned to Iowa following his second season in the WHL with Prince Albert. Warner joined the Wild full-time next season, where he solidified himself on the blueline and in the hearts of Wild fans. Warner has spent the last four seasons in Iowa, where he’s nearing 200 games in a Wild sweater.
2014 – Iowa Wild (4) at Chicago Wolves (3)
Making his season debut, goaltender Cody Reichard stopped 42 of 45 shots and went 6-for-6 in the shootout as the Wild ousted the Wolves 4-3 in 2014. Kris Foucault led the Wild with two goals, including the game-tying goal midway through the third period. After a scoreless overtime, the Wild and Wolves netminders’ traded stops until Dylan Labbe beat Matt Climie, securing the victory for Iowa.