ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Posch, Wilderness hold off Kenai River

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

Minnesota Wilderness logo.jpg
We are part of The Trust Project.

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.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA WILDERNESS
Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What To Read Next
Peterson’s unassisted goal lifts Springfield to the NAHL home win.
Ice cross racers are competing in three divisions during multiple days of competition at Mont du Lac Resort in Superior as part of the U.S. Ice Cross Association's annual ATSX 250 event.
Thoreson’s third-period goal is the difference as Posch is tough in net for Minnesota.
Three-day Ski de She camp and clinic in Cable will include Olympic champion Kikkan Randall.