Anchorage Wolverines to face Minnesota Wilderness in NAHL playoffs

The Anchorage Wolverines will face the Minnesota Wilderness in the second round of the North American Hockey League playoff series, starting Friday at Ben Boeke Arena in Anchorage.

The No. 3 seeded Wolverines advanced to the Midwest Division Finals by sweeping the Springfield Jr. Blues 3-0 with three road wins.

The Wilderness, seeded No. 4, stunned the top-seeded Fairbanks Ice Dogs 5-1 on Sunday to take a 3-2 series win and advance to play the Wolverines in the Robertson Cup playoffs. The Wilderness defeated Fairbanks 3-0 on Saturday to force a deciding game 5 on Sunday.

The Wolverines will host games 1 and 2 on Friday and Saturday at Ben Boeke Arena, with the puck set to drop at 7 p.m. Depending on the outcome of those first two games, Anchorage may host a third game Sunday, May 8, which would start at 5 p.m.