Anchorage, Alaska | 3/12/22 | Isaac Smoldon
The Wolverines lost a tight contest to the Minnesota Wilderness Saturday by a final score of 2-0. The majority of the game was a scoreless affair, with nothing but goose eggs on the board until late in the 3rd. Cole Crusburg-Roseen scored with 4:14 remaining in regulation to put the Wilderness up by one. Then, 16 seconds later, Max Neill scored a goal off of a tip in front to make the Anchorage deficit two goals. A 29 save performance from Matt Smith kept Anchorage scoreless, and the Wilderness secured two critical points in the Midwest division playoff race.
With the win, Minnesota is just a point behind the Wolverines in the Midwest division standings. The Wolverines currently hold onto the last playoff spot in the division, with 56 points, while the 3rd place Janesville Jets sit just a point ahead of them. Anchorage has a game in hand against both the Jets and the Wilderness.
The Wolverines are out of town this upcoming weekend, as they take on the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in Fairbanks. Their next home games are the following weekend against the Kenai River Brown Bears, on the 25th and 26th of March. Tickets for all home games are available on anchoragewolverines.com or at the door 30 minutes before puck drop at 7PM AKST.