Feb 10, 2022



DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Wild (19-17-3-2; 43 pts.) fell to the Grand Rapids Griffins (17-17-5-2; 41 pts.) in overtime by a score of 4-3 at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Feb. 10. Wild forward Mitchell Chaffee and Wild defenseman Calen Addison both recorded a goal and an assist in the loss.


Following a Grand Rapids turnover in the neutral zone, Chaffee burst into the offensive end and beat Griffins goaltender Calvin Pickard (20 saves) to give Iowa a 1-0 lead at 11:33 of the first period. Wild forward Marco Rossi and Wild defenseman Turner Ottenbreit both recorded an assist on the game’s first goal.


At 13:23 of the first period, Wild forward Cody McLeod collected a rebound off a shot from Iowa forward Adam Beckman and shoveled the puck past Pickard to extend the Wild’s lead to 2-0. Beckman and Addison were credited with assists on the goal. The goal was McLeod’s second in his last three games.


Griffins forward Jonatan Berggren slid a puck past Wild goaltender Andrew Hammond (33 saves) with 22-seconds remaining in the first period to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Wild.


Iowa took their 2-1 lead over Grand Rapids into the first intermission. The Griffins outshot the Wild 14-9 in the first stanza.


Addison faked a shot at the right point, spun around the back of the Griffins net and scored on a wraparound at 5:02 of the second period. Addison’s goal gave Iowa a 3-1 lead and Ottenbreit and Chaffee recorded assists on the play.


The Wild led 3-1 at the end of two periods. Grand Rapids outshot Iowa 13-6 in the second period and led 27-15 in shots through two periods.


Griffins forward Taro Hirose scored a power play goal on a wrist shot from the left circle at 1:04 of the third period to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Wild.


Grand Rapids forward Luke Witkowski directed a puck past Hammond at 4:48 of the third period to tie the game at three goals apiece.


The Wild and the Griffins were tied 3-3 at the end of regulation. Shots in the third period were 9-8 in favor of Grand Rapids. The Griffins outshot the Wild 36-23 through three periods.


Berggren scored his second goal of the game 16-seconds into overtime to lift the Griffins to a 4-3 win. The Griffins outshot the Wild 1-0 in overtime.


Iowa was 0-for-2 and Grand Rapids was 1-for-3 on the power play on the night.


Up next for Iowa, another home matchup at Wells Fargo Arena against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. CT.


Iowa Wild hockey is presented by MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.iowawild.com. Fans can purchase single-game tickets through the team’s website at www.iowawild.com. Group tickets (10 or more), suites, Wild 365 memberships or premium tickets can be purchased by contacting the Iowa Wild Ticket Department at (515) 564-8700 or tickets@iowawild.com. The 2022-23 season marks the 10th anniversary of Iowa Wild hockey. Fans can purchase season tickets for the 10th anniversary season at https://www.iowawild.com/wild-365.



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