Junior hockey: Wilderness sweeps split home-and-home series
Minnesota won a pair of one-goal games with its intra-state rival.
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.