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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot Sports 

Wilderness battle for playoff spot

 

January 4, 2019

Photos by Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Wilderness goalie Kaleb Johnson scoops up the puck in his glove while defensemen Peter Grytdahl, a Hermantown grad, works to keep Austin Bruins forward Reginald Millette occupied.

The second half of the North American Hockey League season has arrived and the Minnesota Wilderness team is fighting for the fourth and final playoff position in an extremely tough Central Division.

The Cloquet-based Wilderness opened the second half by taking two of three games against the second-place Austin Bruins.

"It was a good way to get the second half started," said Wilderness coach Dave Boitz. "We are two points out of third- and fourth place and we need to keep focused on the job ahead."

Bismarck and Minot are tied for third with 37 points and the Wilderness are in fifth with 35...



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