The Wild had 3 games this past week. They started their week with a Wednesday afternoon game vs. the East Coast Minutemen then hosted the Cape Cod Islanders in a 2 game weekend series.
On Wednesday, March 1st, the Wild hosted the East Coast Minutemen in a 12:00p game. Maine would get on the scoreboard first with a goal by Cameron Campbell 12:33 into the first period, assisted by Lema Muradov on the power play. Lema Muradov would extend the Wild’s lead to 2 just 0:42 later! Assists went to Connor Busch and Zach Gagne. The Minutemen would capitalize on a short handed opportunity bringing the game within 1 heading into the 2nd period. The Minutemen would hold the momentum and eventually tie the game at 2 a piece early in the 2nd. Maine would regain the lead as Cameron Campbell would get his 2nd of the night 8:24 into the period, assisted by Lema Muradov and Zach Gagne. Derek Erbe would give the Wild a 2 goal lead, scoring just over a minute later, assisted by Connor Busch and Dylan Demers. The Wild’s lead would be cut to one giving up a goal halfway through the third. Maine would secure the 5-3 win with a goal by Kyle Sikora 13:15 into the 3rd period. His goal was assisted by Dylan Demers and Ryan Gilboy. Brandon Dangle got the win in net, stopping 37 of 40 shots faced.
On Saturday, March 4th, the Wild and Islanders faced off at 7:30p in game 1 of a 2 game weekend series. Tucker Twardosky got the Wild on the board first, scoring 5:20 into the first period, assisted by Connor Busch and Joey Mazzochia. Cape Cod would match the goal before the end of the 1st. The second period would be all Cape Cod gaining a 2 goal lead going into the 3rd. Maine would show sign of hope with a goal by Drew Lambert 4:03 in, assisted by Lema Muradov and Zach Gagne. Cameron Campbell would get the tying goal for Maine just 0:48 later, assisted by Lema Muradov and Dylan Demers. The remainder of the 3rd would be all capered getting 2 and an open netter to claim a 6-3 win. Daigle stopped 15 of 20 shots in net.
On Sunday, March 5th, The Wild and Islanders would rematch in game 2 of the weekend at 11:00 AM. Cape Cod would come out flying with 2 goals in the first. They would extend that lead by 3 more before the end of the 2nd. Maine would finally find themselves on the scoreboard with a goal 1:07 into the 3rd by Cameron Campbell, assisted by Drew Lambert and Lema Muradov. Cape Cod would get 1 more to sweep the weekend series with a 6-1 victory.
“Our weekend was another one of inconsistent play. I think the length of the season has caught up with many of our young players. We play hard and dominate at times, then we go into a shell and can’t seem to get out of our own way. This weekend coming up is going to be a test of will. We can play the roll of spoiler. I hope we are up to it.” – Head Coach Jack Lowry
The Wild wrap up their regular season with 3 scheduled games this upcoming weekend. They travel to the L/A Fighting Spirit on March 10, and then home for 2 games vs. the Northeast Generals Saturday and Sunday. All Wild games can be watched live on Hockey TV.