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Wilderness lose in opener

The Anchorage Wolverines scored in all phases of the game and received some solid goaltending in a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday night. It was the home opener for the Wilderness, played at the arena in Proctor while the arena in Cloquet undergoes repairs.

Duluth native Cole Christian led Anchorage with three points, posting one goal and two assists, while rookie goaltender Jozef Zilinec held off the Wilderness on 31 of 32 shots to earn a victory in his first Junior A game.

Oliver Stümpel scored the lone Wilderness goal. Starting netminder Loris Uberti took the loss, allowing f...