Weekend Preview

Wings Weekend Preview

 

The Wings are back at the Odde this Friday and Saturday night!  Friday night the Wings (14-19-8) will host the Brookings Blizzard (17-19-6).  This will be the 9th meeting of the instate rivals this season, with Aberdeen holding a (6-1-2) series lead, including winning the last 6 straight.  Brookings is 5-12-4 on the road this year while the Wings are 7-10-3 at the Odde.  The Blizzard split last weekend, losing Friday to Austin 6-1 and beating the Magicians 5-2 Saturday.  Looking at the bigger NAHL Central division picture the two teams are currently battling for a playoff spot.  Brookings with 40 points currently holds the 4th and final spot with the Wings just 4 points back.  The teams will only face one another 2 more times after Friday’s meeting so any points the Wings can get will be big in their final push to the playoffs. 

 

Saturday night Minot (23-16-4) returns to the Odde to face the Wings for the 5th time in the last 3 weeks.  The Minotauros are currently sitting in 2nd place in the division, just one point behind the Bismarck Bobcats.  Look for a tight game Saturday as the two teams have at least gone into overtime 2 of the last 4 meetings.  Aberdeen will look for Matt Pulver to stay hot after his return.  In the last 5 games played Pulver has 2 goals and an assist.  Returner Austin Heakins is tied with Pulver over that time period with a goal and 2 assists of his own.  Kevin Fitzgerald has 3 assists which matched Pulver and Heakins in points over the last 5 games. 

 

The doors open at 5:30 both nights with the puck dropping at 7:15!  Remember Friday night is singles night!  With happy hour and $2 popcorn running from 5:30-6:30, and a singles section where you can mingle with other singles!  Saturday is the Pre-V-Day game!  Like and share the Wings facebook post for your opportunity to win the Wings Valentine’s day package, which includes @ reserved seats at Saturday night’s game, a dozen roses, $50 gift card to Minerva’s in Aberdeen, and a Wings prize package!  The winner will be announced Saturday at noon!