The Iowa Wild, Minnesota’s American Hockey League affiliate, will kick off its inaugural 76-game regular season by hosting the Oklahoma City Barons at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Wells Fargo Arena. The iWild will round out the AHL’s Opening Weekend against the Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate a 4:05 p.m. faceoff on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Iowa will play the first road game in team history at Charlotte the following weekend on Saturday, Oct 19. The iWild will face the Checkers twice at Time Warner Cable Arena before returning home on October 24th to begin its Midwest Division schedule with the Chicago Wolves. In all, Iowa will play 40 games (20 home / 20 away) against division rivals Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee and Grand Rapids. Each team will visit Wells Fargo Arena five times and host Iowa five times throughout the season.
Grand Rapids, the defending Calder Cup Champions, will make the club’s first visit to central Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Iowa will play a total of 24 games against the AHL’s West Division starting with Oklahoma City on Opening Night.
The team’s longest home stand of the season is six games. Iowa will be at home for six-straight games on three separate occasions. The IA Wild also host six games from Dec.15 to 29, as well as from March 16 to 26. The longest road trip of the season of six games occurs twice: Dec. 4 through 12 and from Feb. 28 to March 12.
For the Iowa Wild's complete regular-season schedule, visit the club's website.
Start Times at Home
Monday - Friday: 7:05 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:05 p.m. / 12:35 p.m. (twice), 1:05 p.m. (once)
Sundays: 4:05 p.m. and 5:05 p.m.
Total Weekend Games (Friday - Sunday) Home/Away: 24/30
Total Weekday Games (Monday - Thursday) Home/Away: 14/8
Midwest Division Games Home/Away: 40 total - 20/20
West Division Home/Away: 24 total - 12/12
North Division Home/Away: 12 total - 6/6
Monthly breakdown Home/Away: Oct. 6 total - 4/2, Nov. 12 total - 9/3, Dec. 11 total - 6/5, Jan. 12 total - 4/8, Feb. 13 total - 6/7, Mar. 13 total - 6/7, Apr. 9 total - 3/6
Three-game-in-three nights: 6
First 38 Games H/A: 22/16
Last 38 Games H/A: 16/22