WILD DEFEATS MONSTERS IN OT 2-1Apr 4, 2017
Iowa Welcomes Rockford on Thursday at 7 PM
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (32-30-6-2, 72 points) defeated the Cleveland Monsters (35-28-4-4, 78 points) 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday night in front of 3,365 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. Forward Tyler Graovac scored the game-winning goal 1:08 into overtime to help Iowa defeat Cleveland. Wild goalie Alex Stalock (21-16-7) stopped 34 of 35 shots in the Iowa win. Wild defenseman Gustav Olofsson also scored a goal in the win. Monsters goalie Anton Forsberg (24-16-4) stopped 31 of 33 shots in the loss. Forward Zac Dalpe scored the lone goal for Cleveland. Iowa welcomes Rockford to Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday at 7 PM.
After a scoreless first period, Iowa opened the scoring at 19:52 of the second period. Defenseman Gustav Olofsson scored his sixth goal of the season, giving Iowa a 1-0 lead. The goal was set up by forward Christoph Bertschy and defenseman Mike Reilly. Olofsson followed up on Bertschy’s shot from the high slot, corralling the puck and playing it towards the Cleveland crease. Olofsson’s shot bounced off the skate of a Monsters defender, giving Iowa the game’s first goal.
Cleveland forward Zac Dalpe scored on a power play at 9:04 of the third period, tying the game 1-1. Dalpe’s ninth goal of the year was assisted by defenseman Dean Kukan and forward Daniel Zaar. Dalpe tipped in Kukan’s shot from the point.
1:08 into the overtime period, forward Tyler Graovac scored his eighth goal of the season. The game-winning goal was set up by forward Alex Tuch and Reilly, making it a 2-1 final score in favor of Iowa. Graovac scored off Tuch’s rebound for the game-winning goal.
Iowa welcomes the Rockford IceHogs to Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, April 6 at 7 PM. There is a career fair at the game. Fans may bring in their Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for only $5.
Iowa takes on the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday, April 9 at 5 PM. Home improvement and go green night are presented by MidAmerican Energy. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game receive tote bags sponsored by Star 102.5 and Fast Signs. Following the conclusion of the game, there is a postgame skate for fans. Skates may be rented for $2 and proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Kids skates are also available. Subway combo packs are available for purchase at the game.
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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 www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com 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 www.hy-veetix.com. 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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