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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot Sports 

Bismarck sweeps Wilderness out of playoff contention


March 22, 2019

Photos by Amber Nichols / Pine Knot Sports

Wilderness forward and Cloquet High School grad Dylan Johnson takes the puck down the ice with Daniel Chladek of the Bismarck Bobcats hot on his heels during Saturday's game at Cloquet's Northwoods Credit Union Arena.

To say that tough times have fallen on the Minnesota Wilderness is putting it far too mildly. The Wilderness have suffered nine straight losses. And last weekend they were eliminated from the North American Hockey League playoffs after being swept at home 3-1 and 6-2 by the Bismarck Bobcats.

On Friday night the Wilderness fell behind 1-0 just 2:38 into the game when Tim Piechowski of the Bobcats picked up a goal assisted by Willy Stauber and Jacob Marti.

The Wilderness evened the game at the 8:30 mark of the first when Donte Lawson notched a highlight-reel goal assisted by Nick Portz and A...

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