Hockey: McLain makes pro debut with Iowa Wild
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--Brainerd High School graduate Mitch McLain made his pro debut for the Iowa Wild who nipped the Grand Rapids Griffins for their second straight come-from-behind win, a 2-1 victory at Van Andel Arena Saturday.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-Brainerd High School graduate Mitch McLain made his pro debut for the Iowa Wild who nipped the Grand Rapids Griffins for their second straight come-from-behind win, a 2-1 victory at Van Andel Arena Saturday.
McLain had one shot on net, finished a minus-1 and was whistled for a minor penalty after signing an Amateur Tryout Agreement with the Iowa club of the American Hockey League.
A native of Baxter, McLain turned pro after completing four seasons at Bowling Green State University. In his four years with the Falcons, he recorded 101 points on 53 goals and 48 assists in addition to a plus-35 on the ice in his 161 collegiate games.
The 6-foot, 196-pound forward served as captain in his senior campaign, and registered a career-high and team-leading 18 goals this season. An All-WCHA Second Team selection his senior year, McLain was also honored during his junior year as All-WCHA First Team and was a two-time WCHA Player of the Month. During his junior season he collected a career-high 16 assists and a team-leading 33 points.
Prior to his time with at Bowling Green, McLain spent two seasons with the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League, serving as captain both years. He registered 92 points on 38 goals and 54 assists in 111 appearances for the Rivermen. In addition, he collected 12 points on five goals and seven assists in 14 playoff games.
The Wild were scheduled to play at the Chicago Wolves Sunday before hosting the Rockford Icehogs at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19.
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