Junior hockey: Wilderness even series with big win

Game 3 was scheduled for 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, with Game 4 and a possible Game 5 in Cloquet next weekend.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — By winning their 10th game in Alaska this season late Saturday, May 7, the Minnesota Wilderness ensured there would be one more.

The Wilderness routed the Anchorage Wolverines 7-2 in Game 2 of their best-of-five NAHL Midwest Division Finals series, which ensured the third game will be played Saturday in Anchorage with both teams having won one game apiece.

Minnesota never trailed, taking the lead late in the first period on a power play goal from Cole Crusberg-Roseen, his third tally of the postseason. The Wilderness then got goals from Ethan Wolthers, Max Ruoho and Bryce Howard to extend the lead to 4-1, then three more goals in the third period.

Matthew Smith made 20 saves for the Wilderness. Howard had a second goal in the third and Ruoho had two assists.

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