Feb 15, 2023



WINNIPEG, Man. – The Iowa Wild scored first in Manitoba Wednesday night, but the Moose rallied for three consecutive goals and ultimately took a 4-2 win. Adam Beckman and Patrick Curry scored for the Wild, while Jansen Harkins had two goals for the Moose. 

After a scoreless first period in which Manitoba outshot Iowa 8-6, the two teams exchanged five goals in the middle frame.  

Beckman started the scoring for the Wild 3:02 into the second period. Beckman received a stretch pass from Joe Hicketts and used his backhand to roof the puck over Arvid Holm (21 saves). 

The Moose responded with three goals in a span of just over three minutes. Harkins tied the game at 1-1 at 7:29 when Kristian Reichel tucked a pass through the crease for Harkins to punch past Zane McIntyre (31 saves). Harkins scored again 1:48 later with a breakaway finish between the legs of McIntyre. 

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby put the Moose up 3-1 at 10:30 of the second period with his first goal in a Manitoba uniform. 

Curry pulled Iowa back within a goal in the closing minutes of the middle frame. Curry deflected a point shot by Dakota Mermis past Holm for his second goal of the season at 17:09. 

Manitoba carried a 3-2 lead and a 23-12 shot advantage into the second intermission. 

Leon Gawanke extended the Moose lead back to two goals with a wrister from the left circle 3:45 into the third period. 

Holm turned aside all 11 Iowa third period shots to complete the 4-2 victory for Manitoba. 

The Moose outshot the Wild 35-23. Iowa and Manitoba each went 0-for-3 on the power play. 

The Iowa Wild face off against the Manitoba Moose again on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. 

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