Wings @ Minot – Tonight & Tomorrow

The Aberdeen Wings are coming off yet another thrilling late-game victory as Wednesday night they downed the Brookings Blizzard 5-4. With just 5 seconds left in the game, Wings forward #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI) would chip in a loose puck to tie it up. In the overtime period, #22 Zach Doerring (F-Chanhassen, MN) would wrap around the right side of the net finding #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN) for a wide open shot on the left side and the game winner.

The Aberdeen Wings (14-7-1) will now be on the road tonight and tomorrow night taking on the red hot Minot Minotauros (9-12-2). The record for Minot may have you saying “red hot”? The Minotauros are 7-2-0 in their last 9 games. They won 3 of 4 against Brookings, split with 3rd place Bismarck, and swept the Minnesota Magicians. Top scoring leaders for the Minotauros include defenseman Scott Dornbrock (2 G, 11 A, 11 PTS) and former Wings player Colton Kramer (6 G, 4 A, 10 PTS). Since a 2-10-2 start, Minot hit the transaction wire acquiring three former Wings players including Kramer and Kyle Kruenegel, and later Tanner Holmquist from the Minnesota Wilderness.

The Wings have also been hot of late winning 4 of their last 5 games including a shutout against the Magicians. Probably a key player for the Wings this weekend will be their goaltender #1 Chad Catt (G-Williamstown, MI) as he is 3-0 in his last three starts against Minot. In those games, Catt has stopped 93 of 94 shots from the Minotauros improving to a 98.9% save percentage and 0.333 goals against average. The Aberdeen Wings have also not been an easy team to play on the road as they are 9-0-1. Essentially the Wings are undefeated on the road in regulation, which means the pressure is on Minot who has not scored a goal against the Wings this season. Team captain #4 Jake Horton will lead the team into Minot after scoring the game winning goal on Wednesday, his 9th goal of the season which leads all defenseman in the entire North American Hockey League. The Wings also hold the #2 ranked penalty kill in the NAHL.

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