Wild Gets Back on Track

The Maine Wild have snapped their seven-game losing streak after an 8-1 win on Sunday against the Roc City Royals.

The Wild went 1-2 over the weekend at the NA3EHL Showcase, falling to the Lockport Express and Wilkes-Barre Miners before besting the Royals.

"To go 4-10 is tough," said Tenney of the rough start. "But I thought 5-on-5 we controlled the play most of the weekend. In the first two games, special teams were not very good and they were good for the other two teams, and that had a lot to do with the losses."

But on Sunday, the Wild's luck turned around.

"We had three power play goals and we didn't allow any power play goals for the first time in a while," said Tenney. "The penalty kill has been our achilles heel for probably three weeks."

The Wild came out hard on Sunday and knew what the objective was, said Tenney. The Wild found the back of the net 30 seconds into the first period and never looked back.

"We  score goals in bunches," said Tenney. "We were down 4-0 to Wilkes-Barre and then in a span of eight minutes, we were tied 4-4. We can score when we get rolling." 

And Tenney hopes the Wild won't stop rolling when they face the East Coast Minutemen on Saturday.

"Overall I was satisfied because we are playing better than we were," he said. "You fix one thing at a time. Saturday night, we said all we need to do is fix the penalty kill, and it'll come. Sunday we made that adjustment and we got to win a hockey game. Hopefully we take the momentum and turn it into a winning streak to make up the ground we lost in the losing streak."