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Minnesota Wild Minor League Update: 3/2/16

The trade deadline brought a few moves for Iowa this past week. Find out who is on the move and how the team did (along with Quad City) in this week's minor league update.
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Iowa Wild (AHL)

Record this past week: 1-2-0
Overall record: 18-32-7

Wednesday February 24
at Iowa 2, Manitoba 1

Manitoba opened the scoring 4:04 into the game, as Thomas Raffl scored a power play goal. But that was all the Moose could get past Steve Michalek and the Iowa defense. Goals from Zack Mitchell and Maxime Fortunus put the Wild ahead, and they would not relinquish the lead.

Friday February 26
at Grand Rapids 4, Iowa 1

Tyler Graovac scored 18 seconds after Grand Rapids opened the scoring, but three unanswered goals for the Griffins sealed the loss for the Wild. Jared Coreau stopped 35 shots for Grand Rapids, as he kept the Wild from making any kind of ccomeback bid in this one.

Saturday February 27
at Grand Rapids 3, Iowa 0

Much like the night before, the Iowa offense could not solve the Grand Rapids goaltender, as this time it was Tom McCollum making all 29 saves to earn the shutout. Steve Michalek made a valiant effort in this one (39 saves), but unfortunately it was not enough.

News and Notes

-F Jordan Schroeder was returned to Iowa on February 27.
-D Christian Folin was returned to Iowa on February 29.
-F Michael Keranen was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for D Conor Allen.
-F Brett Sutter was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for F Scott Sabourin.
-F Brady Brassart was recalled from Quad City on March 1.

Upcoming Schedule

March 2 at Texas
March 4 at Texas
March 7 at Manitoba
March 9 at Manitoba
March 11 at Milwaukee
March 13 vs Milwaukee

Quad City Mallards (ECHL)

Record this past week: 1-1-0
Overall record: 25-23-5 (4th in Midwest Division)

Friday February 26
at Quad City 4, Rapid City 1

Three third period goals for Quad City broke a 1-1 tie. Vladimir Nikiforov scored the game winning goal 6:42 into the third period to give Quad City the win. Brody Hoffman made 27 saves in the victory for the Mallards.

Saturday February 27
Rapid City 5, at Quad City 2

Both teams exchanged a pair of goals halfway through the second period, but after that, it was all Rapid City. Three unanswered goals sealed the victory for the Rush. Brody Hoffman was in net again for the Mallards, and was only able to make 22 saves in this contest.

News and Notes

-G Brody Hoffman has made nine consecutive starts.
-F Matt Carey has scored a goal in three straight games.
-F Olivier Archambault returned after missing 14 games with injury on Friday.

Upcoming Schedule

March 2 vs Utah
March 4 vs Cincinnati
March 5 vs Wichita
March 9 at Evansville
March 11 at Cincinnati
March 12 at Cincinnati
March 13 at Evansville

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