Jan 26, 2022



ROCKFORD, Ill. – Iowa Wild (16-16-2-2; 36 pts.) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (15-14-2-1; 33 pts.) in overtime at BMO Harris Bank Center on Wednesday, Jan. 26 by a score of 2-1. Wild forward Joseph Cramarossa notched the game-winning goal and Wild goaltender Zane McIntyre made 20 saves in the win.


Wild forward Kyle Rau moved into the left circle in the Rockford end and dropped a pass to Wild forward Marco Rossi who beat IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia (25 saves) with a one-timer at 8:52 of the first period. Rau and Iowa defenseman Calen Addison were credited with assists on Rossi’s goal that gave the Wild a 1-0 lead.


Iowa carried their 1-0 lead over Rockford into the first intermission. The Wild outshot the IceHogs 11-4 in the first period.


Rockford forward Mike Hardman beat McIntyre on the power play at 13:39 of the second period to tie the game at one goal apiece.


After two periods, the Wild and the IceHogs were tied by a score of 1-1. Rockford outshot Iowa 10-8 in the second stanza but the Wild held a 19-14 lead in shots through two periods.


Following a scoreless third period, Iowa and Rockford headed to overtime tied 1-1. Both teams recorded seven shots in the third period. The Wild outshot the IceHogs 26-21 in regulation.


Cramarossa bolted into the offensive zone, cut into the left circle and beat Delia with a wrist shot to give Iowa a 2-1 win at 2:32 of the overtime period. Iowa defenseman Joe Hicketts recorded the lone assist on Cramarossa’s overtime winner.


Shots in overtime were 1-0 in favor of Iowa. The Wild outshot the IceHogs 27-21 in the game.


Iowa was 0-for-5 and Rockford was 1-for-6 on the power play on the night.


Up next for the Wild, a matchup with the San Diego Gulls at Wells Fargo Arena on Jan. 28 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.



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