Nov 14, 2021



DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Wild (7-3-1-0; 15 pts.) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (3-7-1-0; 7 pts.) by a score of 4-3. Iowa forward Kyle Rau scored his 66th goal as a member of the Iowa Wild in the win, placing him in a tie for the third most goals in franchise history.


Iowa and Milwaukee played a scoreless first period as the Wild outshot the Admirals 11-6.


Just 26-seconds into the second period, Rau connected with Iowa Wild forward Connor Dewar on a shorthanded two-on-one rush and Dewar went forehand to backhand to beat Admirals goaltender Connor Ingram (26 saves). The tally gave Iowa a 1-0 lead and was Dewar’s second shorthanded goal of the season.


With Iowa up two men on the power play, Wild forward Adam Beckman collected a backhand pass from Iowa defenseman Calen Addison in the offensive zone, stepped to the top of the left circle and beat Ingram to give the Wild a 2-0 lead. Wild forward Will Bitten nabbed the secondary assist on the power play strike at 6:26 of the second stanza.


At 7:59 of the second period and the Wild on a four-on-three power play, Iowa defenseman Joe Hicketts recovered a rebound off a point shot from Dewar and found the back of the net for his third goal in as many games. Hicketts’ goal extended the Iowa lead to 3-0 with a second assist credited to Beckman.


Milwaukee center Mitch McLain deflected a point shot past Wild goaltender Dereck Baribeau (35 saves) at 17:20 of the second period. The Milwaukee power play goal made the score 3-1 in favor of the Wild.


At the end of the second period, the Wild led 3-1 and shots between the two teams were knotted up 23-23, as Milwaukee outshot Iowa 17-12 in the second frame.


With the Admirals on the power play again, McLain tapped in a one-timer at the left post of Baribeau to pull Milwaukee within one at 11:08 of the third period. After McLain’s second goal of the night, the Wild held a 3-2 lead.


Exactly two minutes later at 13:08 of the third period, Rau poked in a rebound off an Addison point blast to give the Wild a 4-2 lead. Rau’s goal placed him in a tie for third all-time in goals scored in Iowa Wild franchise history with former forward Zack Mitchell.


At 14:51 of the third period, Milwaukee forward Matt Luff beat Baribeau from the left circle in the Iowa defensive zone to make the score 4-3 Wild.


The Admirals would eventually pull Ingram for the extra attacker, but they were unable to tie the game and the Wild took the second game of the weekend set, 4-3.


Milwaukee led 15-7 in third period shots and outshot the Wild 38-30 in total. Both Iowa and Milwaukee converted on two of their four power play opportunities and the Wild also recorded a shorthanded goal on the night.


The Wild are back in action again at home against Tucson on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Faceoff is set for 7 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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