Wilderness sweep series after rally, hat trick
After a four-goal game at the NAHL Showcase, Minnesota's Kevin Marx Noren scored three on Sunday.
CLOQUET — After entering the third period down 3-1, the Minnesota Wilderness rallied to tie, then defeat the Anchorage Wolverines 4-3 in overtime on Sunday, Oct. 2 behind a hat trick from Kevin Marx Noren.
Marx Noren, who scored four times in a win over the Northeast Generals at the North American Hockey League Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota on Sept. 15, found the net first at 5:01 of the first period, but the visitors had the next three goals in their bid to salvage a game from the three-game set at Northwoods Credit Union Arena.
Marx Noren scored on the power play at 9:31 to draw Minnesota within one, and Hermantown alum Beau Janzig tied the game with 6:25 to play.
Anchorage received a minor penalty at the end of regulation and Marx Noren made the Wolverines pay by converting his hat trick goal with 20 seconds left in the penalty to win the game. The Knivsta, Sweden native has a team-high eight goals this season, scored in just three games. All three of his goals on Sunday came on one-timers from the faceoff circle to the Anchorage goalie's right.
It's the first time Minnesota has swept a three-game series in club history.
Isak Posch made 32 saves for Minnesota (5-3-1), which remains home for a two-game series with the Wisconsin Windigo starting on Friday.