WILD ROASTS HOGS FOR 3-1 WINApr 6, 2017
Iowa Visits Chicago on Saturday at 7 PM
DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Wild (33-30-6-2, 74 points) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (24-33-9-3, 60 points) 3-1 on Thursday night in front of 4,117 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. Wild forwards Tyler Graovac, Christoph Bertschy and Colton Beck each scored a goal for Iowa in the win over Rockford. Wild goalie Alex Stalock (22-16-7) stopped 27 of 28 shots in the victory. IceHogs goalie Lars Johansson (12-15-4) stopped 28 of 31 shots in the loss. Forward Jeremy Langlois scored the lone goal for the IceHogs in the defeat. Iowa visits Chicago on Saturday at 7 PM.
Iowa opened the scoring at 4:04 of the first period. Wild forward Tyler Graovac scored his ninth goal of the season, giving Iowa a 1-0 lead. The power-play goal was set up rookie forward Luke Kunin and defenseman Mike Reilly. Kunin shot the puck from the left-wing circle, and Graovac scored off the rebound, beating Rockford goalie Johansson on the high stick side.
After a scoreless middle frame, Rockford forward Jeremy Langlois scored at 5:31 of the third period, tying the game 1-1. Langlois’ eighth goal of the year was assisted by forward Kyle Baun. Baun dropped pass at the top of left-wing circle for Langlois and he shot the puck through traffic to beat Stalock. At 11:17 of the third period, forward Christoph Bertschy scored his 11th goal of the season, making it a 2-1 game. The go-ahead goal was set up by defensemen Gustav Olofsson and Zach Palmquist. Bertschy’s wrist shot from the left-wing circle beat Johansson on the glove side. Forward Colton Beck extended Iowa’s lead to 3-1 at 16:24 of the third period. Reilly helped set up Beck’s fourth goal of the season. Beck carried the puck through the Rockford zone and beat Johansson on the stick side for a 3-1 final score.
After a game in Chicago, Iowa returns home to welcome the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday, April 9 at 5 PM. Home improvement and go green night are presented by MidAmerican Energy. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game receive tote bags sponsored by Star 102.5 and Fast Signs. Following the conclusion of the game, there is a postgame skate for fans. Skates may be rented for $2 and proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Kids skates are also available. Subway combo packs are available for purchase at the game.
The Wild welcomes the Chicago Wolves on Thursday, April 13 at 7 PM. Health and Wellness night is presented by Amerigroup. The first 1,500 fans to arrive at the game receive an Iowa Wild water bottle sponsored by WHO Radio and Amerigroup. Fans may also bring in their Subway receipt to purchase a ticket for $5.
2016-17 Iowa Wild regular season single-game tickets are on sale now. Follow the Iowa Wild on Twitter @IAWILD or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iawild.
The Iowa Wild 2016-17 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center: and runs from October through April. Fans may purchase seats to see any of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Wells Fargo Arena. Season tickets to see the Wild play its 2016-17 season at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $10 per game. For more information on tickets, including ticket plans and group seating, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com.
Fans may purchase single-game tickets multiple ways, either through the team's website – www.Iowawild.com, the Wells Fargo Arena box office or participating Hy-Vee food stores. Tickets are available online at www.Iowawild.com under the single game tickets tab. The Wells Fargo Arena box office is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday. For Saturday game days, the box office will open at 10 a.m. For Sunday game days the box office will open at 12 p.m. Fans may also purchase tickets by calling 1-844-55-HYVEE or by visiting participating Hy-Vee food stores locations in the greater Des Moines area. Those interested may also visit www.hy-veetix.com. Fans interested in buying full-season tickets, or smaller season packages may call the Iowa Wild front office at 515-564-8700.
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