Posch, Wilderness hold off Kenai River

Minnesota, starting a two-week Alaska road trip, won despite getting outshot 38-18.

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SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A 37-save performance from goaltender Isak Posch helped the Minnesota Wilderness open a two-week North American Hockey League trip to Alaska with a 2-1 win over Kenai River late on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The visitors overcame a 38-18 shot disadvantage thanks to Posch's solid performance, which included 16 saves on 16 shots in the third period.

Minnesota took the lead on a power play goal from Michael Quinn in the first period, but gave it back early in the second. Oliver Stumpel put the Wilderness ahead for good later in the frame, but also suffered a serious injury on a hit near the Kenai River bench later in the period and was taken to a local hospital.

In the third period, Kenai River apppeared to have tied the game 1:24 in but the goal was disallowed, as Posch lost his mask just before the puck went in the net.

Minnesota (9-5-2) travels to Anchorage for a game Sunday afternoon Alaska time.

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