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Iowa Splits Rockford Series, Drops 3-1 Decision

February 21, 2024 - American Hockey League (AHL)
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DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Wild split a weekday pair of games against the Rockford IceHogs with a 3-1 defeat at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday night. Adam Raska scored Iowa's lone goal.

Michal Teply opened the scoring for the IceHogs at 8:04 of the first period. Josh Maniscalco found Teply in the high slot for a low shot through Jesper Wallstedt (22 saves).

Rockford outshot Iowa 14-5 in the opening 20 minutes and carried a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

Mike Hardman widened the advantage to two goals 4:23 into the middle frame when Maniscalco found him on the backdoor off the rush.

Rockford outshot Iowa 22-13 through two periods and held a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Raska pulled Iowa within a goal with 7:11 to play. After Kevin Conley sent the puck up to the point, Carson Lambos fired a shot into traffic that deflected off the skate of Raska and past Jaxson Stauber (23 saves).

Iowa pushed to tie the game in the waning minutes, but Jalen Luypen scored on the empty net with six seconds to play.

Rockford outshot Iowa 25-24. The Wild were 0-for-1 with the man advantage and held the IceHogs scoreless on two power plays.

Iowa heads to BMO Center for a rematch with Rockford on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.

For more information on Iowa Wild hockey, 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. Season tickets for 2023-24 are on sale now. Fans can purchase season tickets for the upcoming season at https://www.iowawild.com/wild-365.


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