The Wild are off to a rocky start with two weeks of hockey in the books. The Wild had their home opener on September 10th, where they fell to the New England Stars 5-2 with goals by Zach Gagne and Jordan Tieken. Brandon Daigle did all he could stopping 44 of 49 shots giving up two while the Wild were shorthanded.
Game 2 of the weekend featured the Wild hosting the Cape Cod Islanders in a 11:00am start in Biddeford. The Wild opened up the scoring just 0:47 seconds into the first period with a goal by Ryan Gilboy, assists coming from Dylan Demers and Daniel Avdioukin. The Islanders would then respond with two goals in the 1st period. Evgeni Semeniuk would respond for the Wild with the sole goal in the second tying the score up at 2 a piece. Cape Cod managed 4 more in the 3rd period with the Wild only managing 1 by Ryan Gilboy, his second of the night. The Wild tallying their second loss of the weekend with a 6-3 loss. Alex Fortuna had his first start in net for the wild turning away 44 of 50 shots.
The following weekend, the Wild were home again hosting the Syracuse Stampede in a two game series. Game 1 was Saturday the 17th with a 7:30p puck drop. The game started with 3 unanswered goals in the 1st by the Stampede. Maine, trying to chip away scored two early in the 2nd with goals by Evgeni Semeniuk and Ryan Gilboy. Syracuse countered with 3 additional goals in the second, entering the 3rd period with a 4 goal lead. Dean Pratt was able to sneak one by Syracuse goaltender Ryan Scheide but ultimately the Wild fell short, losing to the Stampede by a score of 8-3. Daigle, once again seeing 45+ shots in net for the Wild.
Sunday’s game would conclude the 2 game weekend series vs. the Stampede. Syracuse would get on the board first with the sole goal in the 1st coming from forward, Matt Allen, 12:59 into the period. Syracuse would then net 3 more in the 2nd period with the Wild still scoreless on the night. The Wild were not able to generate any offense resulting in a 4-0 loss to the Stampede.
The Wild get back to work this week prepping for their 7:30p game on Friday night as they host the East Coast Minutemen. The Minutemen are also seeking their first win of the season with an 0-4 record, coming off a recent lost to the Cape Cod Islanders. The game is located at Biddeford Ice Arena and will also be live streamed on