THIS DATE IN WILD HISTORY - APRIL 8Apr 8, 2020
2019 - Rookies relish in opportunities
Feature writer Tom Witosky chronicles how good rookies have been for the Wild, both throughout the 2019 season and down the home stretch of the team pushing for its first-ever Calder Cup appearance. While players such as Kaapo Kahkonen and Mason Shaw highlighted the rookie corps, every single first-year player had a major impact on the team and Witosky brings them all into the light. To read the full feature, click here.
2018 - The Wild Wire
Just days after the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash, broadcaster Joe O'Donnell sat down to write is weekly Wild Wire. The blog was wonderfully written, capturing what a lot of people in the hockey world were thinking and feeling. To read his blog, click here.
2017 – Iowa Wild (3) vs. Chicago Wolves (4)
Iowa scored three goals in the first period and took a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes, but Chicago slowly chipped away at the Wild's advantage, eventually forcing overtime and winning in the extra frame. Chicago scored first midway through the first and then Iowa rattled off three goals in the latter half of the period from Zack Mitchell, Ryan Carter and Tyler Graovac, but the Wolves responded with a tally from Bryce Gervais and Andrew Agozzino in the third to force overtime. In the extra frame, Petteri Lindbohm notched the game-winning goal for the Wolves.
2016 – Iowa Wild (3) at San Antonio Rampage (3)
Joe Finley paced the Wild with two goals but the team was stunned by the Rampage when San Antonio scored the game-tying goal in the dying seconds, forcing overtime and the home side ultimately prevailed in the shootout. Ben Street scored the lone goal for the Rampage in the shootout, beating Leland Irving in the third round to earn the extra point for San Antonio. Mario Lucia scored the other goal for the Wild, his first in the AHL.