The Wild had a tough weekend tallying a loss in both Saturday and Monday’s games. Saturday was a 5:30p start in Falmouth, MA vs the Cape Cod Islanders and Monday was a 12:00p home game hosting the L/A Fighting Spirit.
The Islanders would open up the scoring Saturday night with a goal by Chris Conlin assisted by Joe Brennan just 5:56 into the first. They would continue their scoring in the second period as Conlin put in his second of the night assisted by Nick Marston and Mitchell Eldridge. Maine would chip away at the 2 goal deficit just 9 seconds after Cape Cod’s goal with Daniel Avdioukin netting one for the Wild assisted by Lema Muradov. Maine would eventually tie the game at 2 a piece in the third with a goal by Ryan Gilboy assisted by Jacob Branson and Dylan Demers. The Islanders would get their 3rd 10:39 into the 3rd with Chris Conlin completing the hat-trick. Maine would tie the game late in the 3rd period with a goal by Lema Muradov assisted by Ryan Gilroy on the power play to force overtime. Cape Cod capitalized 4:40 into overtime with a goal by Niko Roy to defeat the Wild by a score of 4-3.
The Wild would return home to host the L/A fighting spirit on Monday, October 10. Monday matchup started with the Spirit getting on the board first with 2 goals in the 1st coming from Thomas Kuntz and Dylan Vrees with under 2 minutes apart. Maine would respond scoring early in the 2nd period with a goal by Dean Pratt assisted by Derek Erbe and Zach Gagne. The Wild would eventually tie the game with a goal by Jordan Tieken assisted by Cameron Bisson and Joey Mazzochia. The Spirit would break from the tie game in the 3rd getting a 2 goal lead with goals by Felix Nyqvist and Clifford Ogle to give the Spirit a 4-2 win.
“We are a young team, and play hard. We need to find away to stop letting games get away from us in the third period. We battle back to tie it up then make mental mistakes that are our undoing. It’s early in the year, but we need to solve this problem.” – Coach Jack Lowry
The Wild return to action on October 14th traveling to the East Coast Minutemen for an 8:00p puck drop then again on the road October 16 at the Northeast Generals for an 8:30p start.
All games can be watched live on Hockey TV.