Brookings 3 @ Aberdeen 6 – Tyler Bossert had a four-point game, including a hat-trick as the Wings helped their playoff chances thanks to a 6-3 win at home on Thursday over the visiting Blizzard. The Blizzard got on the board first with a goal early in the 1st period from Chase Brand. However, just :22 seconds later, the Wings answered with a goal from Joey Strada to make it 1-1. Two more goals in the period from Colton Fletcher and Colin Raver made it 3-1 Wings. Early in the 2nd period, the Blizzard cut the lead to 3-2 on a goal from Paul Cotter. That’s when Bossert took over as he scored three straight goals in the 2nd period to put the Wings ahead for good. Connor Koviak added the other goal for the Blizzard midway through the 3rd period. Wings goalie Forbes Ploszaj made 28 saves in the win, while Josh Boyko took the loss, making 21 saves. Boxscore

The Wings load the bus today to travel to Brookings to try and take sole possession of 3rd place in the division.  Game time tonight is at 7:05!  You can watch the game at Buffalo Wings & Rings in Aberdeen or on HockeyTV.com.  As always you can listen to the game on 94.1 The Rock, HubCityRadio.com or the Hub City Radio App.