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Junior hockey: Wilderness sweeps split home-and-home series

Minnesota won a pair of one-goal games with its intra-state rival.

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William Persson's goal at 1:04 of overtime netted the Minnesota Wilderness a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Magicians on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 at the Richfield Ice Arena in North American Hockey League play.

The game completed a sweep of the home-and-home series after the Wilderness won a 2-1 decision over the Magicians on Friday at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet.

Saturday, the Wilderness was down 5-4 but tied the game on Nicholas Rexine's power-play goal with 3:28 to play. Rexine finished with two goals and an assist.

Jacob Zacharewicz made 31 saves.

Friday, the decisive goal came from Hayden DeMars with 4:29 left to break a 1-1 tie. Cole Crusberg-Roseen had the other Wilderness goal, and Aaron Pionk assisted on both.


Zacharewicz made 35 saves.

The Wilderness (11-5-1-0) travel to Janesville for a two-game series against the Jets Friday and Saturday.

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