Wild Fall in First Weekend of NA3EHL Action

The Maine Wild fell twice this weekend, first on Friday night to the East Coast Minutemen 6-1 and again on Sunday to the New England Stars, 7-3. But for Head Coach Mike Tenney, this weekend was more about showing his team – many of them new to juniors – the speed and intensity of the NA3EHL.

Friday night's game was on the Olympic sheet at Salem Icenter in Salem, N.H. – a challenge for a team that has only just started playing together, Tenney said. 

"We had a lot of guys in their first ever junior game, so we had nerves, then we spotted them three goals in the first. But take away the first period on Friday, it wouldn't have been a bad game at 3-1," he said.

Tenney said Sunday's tilt against the Stars was also reflective of 20 consecutive minutes of falling apart that cost them the game.