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It's crunch time for the Wilderness

Team hosts Bismarck this weekend

Three weeks ago the Minnesota Wilderness were poised to make a run in the standings, with the team tied for third in the NAHL’s Central Division and fresh off a sweep of the Bismarck Bobcats. Since then, the Wilderness have found wins hard to come by. The Cloquet-based team is 2-7-1 for the last 10 games and have fallen into fifth place — 10 points out of the last playoff spot.

Central Division leader Aberdeen swept the Wilderness last weekend, outscoring them 8-1 in the two meetings.

The Wilderness have nine games remaining on the regular season schedule. With the exception of Brookings, the...

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