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Wilderness homestand ends with loss to St. Cloud

The Norsemen converted on two of three power plays.

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CLOQUET — A pair of power play goals helped the St. Cloud Norsemen put the Minnesota Wilderness in a hole they could not get out of on Friday, Oct. 28, leading to a 4-1 victory for the visitors in North American Hockey League play at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet.

After a lengthy transportation delay pushed back the start, St. Cloud scored 58 seconds into its first power play of the game, by Andrew Clarke from Blake Perbix. The Norsemen then made it 2-1 late in the second period on what would be their last power play of the game, this time by Perbix from Clarke. Kade Peterson had secondary assists on both. St. Cloud scored two more insurance goals in the third period and held the Wilderness to two shots on goal in the last 20 minutes and just 18 for the game.

Brian Lonergan had the lone goal of the night for Minnesota and Isak Posch made 15 saves.

The Wilderness, who went 5-2-1 on a season-long eight-game homestand and are 7-5-2 overall, now hit the road for the next seven, starting with a return bout against the Norsemen in St. Cloud on Saturday night.

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