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Iowa Wild

The Iowa Wild is the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. The team completed its third season at Wells Fargo Arena in 2015-16. As part of its affiliation, the Iowa Wild is primarily responsible for developing prospects for the parent club in St. Paul.

During the 2015–16 season, the Wild saw 10 players called up to the NHL, increasing the team’s total to 32 players called up in the first three years. Iowa graduates played a major role in Minnesota’s fourth straight playoff appearance, including forwards Erik Haula and Jason Zucker, as well as defenseman Matt Dumba and goalie Darcy Kuemper.  Despite not making the playoffs, Iowa was over .500 after Christmas and showed promise heading into 2016-17. The team ranked 15th in the AHL for overall attendance, averaging nearly 5,846 fans per game at Wells Fargo Arena.

The Wild continues to strengthen its community presence with successful school programs such as Wild About Reading and the Healthy Living Floor Hockey programs. In all, nearly 26,000 students participated in the Wild About Reading program in 2015–16. The Healthy Living Floor Hockey Program included 44,000 students in 100 schools throughout Central Iowa. The club also celebrated its second School Day game with Wild About Education Day, featuring educational programming to teach young students about the game of hockey. It was a huge success with over 11,000 students on hand for the game.

The Wild is also deeply entrenched with youth hockey in Central Iowa, partnering with the Des Moines Youth Hockey Association and the Iowa Wild AAA travel club. Throughout the calendar year, the team makes hundreds of donations to countless charities in the state of Iowa.

The Iowa Wild plays in the Midwest Division of the AHL’s Western Conference. The AHL is a 30-team league with teams located in the United States and Canada. Each team acts as the primary development affiliate for its respective NHL team. Nearly 90% of all NHL players are graduates of the AHL.

Friday | Jan. 18th , 2019

Ontario Reign vs. Iowa Wild

Military Appreciation Night - $2 Beer Night – Bobblehead Giveaway

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Saturday | Jan. 19th , 2019

Ontario Reign vs. Iowa Wild

Local Concert Series - pregame

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 6:00 PM
Monday | Jan. 21st , 2019

Rockford IceHogs vs. Iowa Wild

Crash’s Birthday Game – Youth Jersey Giveaway – Dollar Dog Night

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 12:00 PM
Friday | Feb. 8th , 2019

San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild

Local Heroes Game - $2 Beer Night – Trading Card Giveaway

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Saturday | Feb. 9th , 2019

San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild

Pink in the Rink – Local Concert Series feat. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 6:00 PM
Tuesday | Feb. 19th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

Kids Eat Free Tuesday

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
On Sale TBA
Thursday | Feb. 21st , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. San Jose Barracuda

Dollar Popcorn Night

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
On Sale TBA
Friday | Feb. 22nd , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. San Jose Barracuda

Dropkick Murphys Postgame Concert Night presented by Principal

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 6:00 PM
Tuesday | Mar. 12th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. San Antonio Rampage

Kids Eat Free Tuesday

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Friday | Mar. 15th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. San Antonio Rampage

Tame the Hunger Night benefitting Iowa Food Bank

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Tuesday | Mar. 26th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins

Kids Eat Free Tuesday

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Friday | Mar. 29th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

Marvel Night

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Saturday | Mar. 30th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars

Player Bobblehead Giveaway – first 1500 fans

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 6:00 PM
Tuesday | Apr. 2nd , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Tucson Roadrunners

Kids Eat Free Tuesday

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Wednesday | Apr. 3rd , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Tucson Roadrunners

Winning Wednesday

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Friday | Apr. 12th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Chicago Wolves

Iowa Appreciation Night - $2 Beer Night – Baseball Hat Giveaway

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 7:00 PM
Saturday | Apr. 13th , 2019

Iowa Wild vs. Rockford Ice Hogs

Fan Appreciation featuring postgame country concert by Devin Dawson

Wells Fargo Arena
Event Starts: 6:00 PM