Wilderness get one out of four
September 22, 2023
A strong power play and a three-goal lead was not enough for the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday, as it dropped its final game of the NAHL Showcase in Blaine to the Aberdeen Wings.
The Wilderness built a 3-0 lead early into the second period after cashing in on its first three man-advantage opportunities. Aberdeen then battled back with two goals in the second and two more in the third to secure a 4-3 victory.
The loss means Minnesota finishes the showcase with a 1-2-1 record and will resume its Midwest Division schedule next weekend with a 1-3-1 overall mark.
The Wilderness next heads to Chippewa Falls, where it will meet the Chippewa Steel at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The showcase opener on Sept. 13 was a hard-fought seesaw battle that ended with the Wilderness gaining its first point of the season, but could not secure the victory as it fell to the New Jersey Titans, 5-4 in overtime.
On Thursday, the Wilderness scored first in a game for the first time this season but could not hang in a 4-1 loss to the Amarillo Wranglers.
The team finally broke through with a 1-0 win Friday on a Harper Searles goal and strong goaltending from Loris Uberti against the Maryland Black Bears, 1-0, in Day Three of the NAHL Showcase.