Iowa Wild Release 2018-19 Schedule

Iowa Wild and the American Hockey League announced today the complete 2018-19 schedule. 


For  the fifth time in six seasons, Iowa will open the season at home, as  the team hosts Manitoba Moose on Oct. 5 and Oct. 7 for opening weekend.  The Wild then faces the Western Conference champions Texas Stars for  three consecutive games, once at home before two on the road. Closing  out October is a two-game set against AHL newcomer Colorado Eagles at  Wells Fargo Arena for the first two meetings in history between the two  clubs. 


November  begins with the first of two three-in-three sets, a road game against  Grand Rapids and a home-and-home against Rockford. Iowa then plays  back-to-back “school day” games, at Rockford before hosting Bakersfield.  The home game against Bakersfield starts a four-game homestand, with  games against the Condors and Milwaukee. Heading into Thanksgiving is a  four-game road trip against Chicago, Milwaukee and Manitoba. Following  the holiday, November ends with a home game against Grand Rapids and a  road game in Colorado. 


Another  road game against Colorado starts a 12-game December, which leads into  three games at home versus Chicago and Grand Rapids. A Texas road trip  features a game against the Stars and two against San Antonio and then  the team comes home for its first of two five-game homestands, the  longest of the season. The Wild finishes the month with games against  Stockton, Rockford, Milwaukee and Chicago. 

 

The  Wild begins the new year with six of seven on the road. A quick game in  Chicago starts the trip, then the club jets home for a game against  Rockford. Then Iowa travels to Rockford before two games against San  Antonio and a single contest against Texas. The Wild returns to Wells  Fargo Arena for a four-game homestand against San Antonio, Ontario and  Rockford. A quick two-game road trip against Milwaukee and Rockford  brings the team to the All-Star Break and the end of January. 

 

February  starts with a three-game California trip, as the team plays  Bakersfield, San Diego and San Jose before two games at home against San  Antonio. The Wild heads to Rockford and Chicago and then comes back  home for three contests against Texas and San Jose. The final game of  February is a road game against San Jose, closing out three consecutive  games against the Barracuda and starting a six-game road trip, the  longest of the season. 

 

March  features 14 games, tied for the most in a single month all season. The  road trip continues with games against Bakersfield and Ontario, the  second three-in-three set. The team then heads to Grand Rapids and  Chicago before two games at home against San Antonio. The Wild hits the  road again for a four-game road trip, two two-game sets against Tucson  and Stockton. Iowa closes out March with three home games, one against  Grand Rapids and two against Texas. 

 

The  final month of the season begins with two games against Tucson before a  road game against Milwaukee and Grand Rapids. The season ends with two  home games against Chicago and Rockford. 

 

The  final schedule features 52 weekend (Friday through Sunday) games, at  least five home games every full month and only two three-in-three  stretches. Below is a full schedule breakdown. 

 

 

Schedule Breakdown

 

Start Times at Home:

 

Monday – Friday: 7:00 p.m. 

*Thursday, November 8: 10:30 a.m. (Wild About Education)

*Wednesday, December 26: 6:00 p.m.

*Monday, December 31: 2:30 p.m. (New Year’s Eve)

*Monday, January 21: 12:00 p.m. (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

 

Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. (4x), 6:00 p.m. (5x)

Sundays: 5:00 p.m. (1x), 3:00 p.m. (1x)

 

Total Weekday Games (Monday-Thursday) Home/Away: 24, 14/10

Total Weekend Games (Friday-Sunday) Home/Away: 52, 24/28

 

Central Division Games (Home/Away): 50 (25/25)

Pacific Division Games (Home/Away): 26 (13/13)

 

Monthly Breakdown (Home/Away):

 

October: 7 (5/2)

November: 14 (6/8)

December: 12 (8/4)

January: 12 (5/7)

February: 11 (5/6)

March: 14 (5/9)

April: 6 (4/2)

 

Three-Games-In-Three-Games: 2

First 38 Games Home/Away: 20/18

Last 38 Games Home/Away: 18/20

 

The  Iowa Wild 2018-19 season is presented by Mercy Medical Center and runs  from October through April. Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues will  compete in an NHL preseason game at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday,  September 19. Iowa Wild opening night will take place on October 5. For  more information, please contact the Wild office by calling 515-564-8700  or by visiting www.iowawild.com.

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