The Minnesota Wilderness advanced to the Midwest Division Finals Monday night with a 9-1 victory against the Coulee Region Chill.
They say a two-goal lead in hockey is the most dangerous. The Minnesota Wilderness just proved why a two-game lead might be the most dangerous in hockey.
Minnesota completed its comeback from an 0-2 series deficit against the Coulee Region Chill on Monday night by winning Game 5 of the Midwest Division Semi-Finals 9-1 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena.
The Wilderness advance to face Fairbanks in the Midwest Division Finals, becoming the first team to win a best-of-five series after trailing 2-0 since the 2009-10 St. Louis Bandits. The Chill's season is over after finishing the regular season 28-23-9, third in the Midwest.
As it did in Game 3 and Game 4 at Green Island Ice Arena, the Wilderness raced out to an early lead Monday, taking a 2-0 lead into the locker room after the opening period. And as it did in Game 4, the Wilderness took control of the game in the second period. scoring six times and chasing Chill goalie Adam Carlson from the game.
Sean Lang scored the lone goal for the Chill in the third period.
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