The Wild had 3 games this past weekend. on Friday, they traveled to the L/A Fighting Spirit then returned home for a 2 game series vs. the Northeast Generals, Saturday and Sunday
On Friday, March 10th, the Maine Wild traveled to state rival, the L/A Fighting Spirit for a 7:00 PM puck drop. The Spirit would get out to an early 2 goal lead in the first. The 2nd would start with the Spirit extending their lead by 1 more. Connor Busch would get the Wild on the board with a goal 10:27 into the 2nd. His goal was assisted by Zach Gagne and Tucker Twardosky. Unfortunately, the momentum would stop there, as the Spirit would net 3 more en route to a 6-1 loss for Maine. Daigle saw 41 shots in net.
On Saturday, March 11th, the Wild returned home for game 1 of a 2 game weekend series vs. the Northeast Generals. Maine came out flying with the sole goal in the 1st, coming on the Power play 6:28 in. It was Lema Muradov finding the back of the net, assisted by Connor Busch and Zach Gagne. The Generals responded with a goal early in the 2nd. Zach Gagne would regain the lead for the Wild 6:13. Connor Busch and Drew Lambert with assists on the power play goal. The Generals would respond with a power play goal of their own then a no ahead goal 2 minutes after. Muradov would notch his 2nd of the night, on the power play, scoring 17:48 into the period. His goal was assisted by Kyle Sikora and Connor Busch. The Generals would find of the net one more time before the end of the period. A scoreless 3rd would the the Generals the 4-3 victory. Chris Oshaughnessy stopped 32 of 36 shots faced.
On Sunday, March 12th, The Wild and Generals would face-off in what would be Maine’s final game of the season. At the end of 1, the Generals had a 1-0 lead which they would extend to 2 just over a minute into the 2nd period. Tucker Twardosky would bring the game within 1 with a goal just 5 seconds after the Generals’ goal. His goal was assisted by Chris Hoxie and Connor Busch on the power play. Chris Hoxie would tie the game at 2 a piece with a goal 5:10 in. His goal was assisted by Connor Busch and Zach Gagne. Ryan Gilboy would give the Wild the go ahead lead with a power play goal 8:56 in, assisted by Zach Gagne and Connor Busch. A downfall in the 3rd would result in a 5-3 loss for Maine.
“As a coach, this has been one of the most rewarding seasons of my 28 plus. I could not wait to get to the rink each day. A harder working group I’ve ever coached. We were young and as the season progressed we developed into a team who you knew to beat you had to have your ‘A’ game. That was the same for this past weekend. We competed and as a coach that’s all you can ask for. Did the season go the way we wanted? No, but from start to finish we all grew as young men and as a team. It looks like we should have 15 returners and with any luck with recruiting we will be back next year as one of the better teams in our league. I want to thank the players of the Wild for their effort and dedication to this season. Looking forward to next.” – Head Coach Jack Lowry
The Wild’s season comes to an end after this past weekend’s regular season games. We want to thank all of our Friends, family, and fans for their support this season. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the rink in the fall!