Dec 4, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Wild (9-7-1-0; 19 pts.) fell to the Chicago Wolves (13-4-1-1; 28 pts.) by a score of 2-1. Wild goaltender Hunter Jones made his first AHL start of the season in the loss.


On a 5-on-3 power play opportunity, Wild forward Mason Shaw found Iowa defenseman Joe Hicketts at the right faceoff dot in the offensive zone. Hicketts fired a pass through the slot and found Wild forward Matt Boldy at the left faceoff dot, and Boldy sent a wrist shot past Wolves goaltender Eetu Makiniemi (23 saves) to give Iowa a 1-0 lead at 13:29 of the first period. Both Hicketts and Shaw were credited with assists on the play.


At the end of the first period, the Wild led 1-0 and Chicago led 11-9 in shots.


Wolves forward Maxim Letunov collected a pass from Chicago forward Dominik Bokk and put a wrist shot past Jones (30 saves) to make the score 1-1 at 6:25 of the second period.


At the end of two periods of play, the Wild and Wolves surged into the third period tied 1-1. In the second period, Chicago outshot Iowa 12-4. Shots were 23-13 in favor of the Wolves through two periods.


Chicago forward Jack Drury beat Jones from the top of the left circle 47-seconds into the third period to give the Wolves a 2-1 lead.


Down a goal late, the Wild pulled Jones for the extra attacker with 1:03 remaining in the third period. However, Iowa was unable to tie the game at two and they fell to Chicago, 2-1.


Shots in the third period were 11-9 in favor of Iowa, and total shots at the end of the game were 32-24, Wolves. Boldy’s goal was Iowa’s only power play marker as they went 1-for-4 on the night. Chicago was 0-for-3 on the power play.


The Wild play Chicago again at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Faceoff is set for 3 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.




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