Minnesota Wilderness pause season following executive order

Updated: November 22, 2020 11:16 PM
Created: November 21, 2020 07:02 PM

The NAHL's Cloquet-based Minnesota Wilderness announced on Saturday they have paused their season due to the latest executive order put in place by the state.

The pause will last until at least December 26th. 

"All the arenas in Minnesota have closed so we're not going to be the only team in this situation," said Dave Boitz, General Manager of the Minnesota Wilderness. "All the Minnesota based teams are going to basically be in this situation. It's hard when you've got a bunch of 18, 19 or 20 year old kids. This is some of these guy's last chance to get to get a scholarship, but we understand [why]."

According to a release by the team, they do plan to reschedule most, if not all games, after the new year. They are also in talks with other NAHL teams about extending the season.

"With a vaccine on the horizon here, and hopefully with brighter days to come, things will just get stronger and stronger in terms of being able to get colleges and pro scouts at our games, and fans at our games. So if we can play into May that would make sense," said Boitz.

The Wilderness sit 1-1-0-1 on the season heading into the pause.

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