Saturday night the Aberdeen Wings (24-17-3) took on the Brookings Blizzard (13-26-7) at the Odde Ice Center. The Wings are on a two-game winning streak after defeating the Minot Minotauros at home 6-3 on Thursday and beat Brookings last night on the road 2-1.
Inside the first period, the Wings would get on the board thanks to a goal from #24 Jonathan Grebosky (F-Pittsburgh, PA) with assists from #19 Colin O’Neill (F-Odenton, MD) and #27 Erik Baskin (F-Minnetonka, MN). Up 1-0, the Wings wouldn’t stop there. At the 17:19 mark, Wings forward #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI) would score thanks to assists from #15 Jordan Heller (F-Bemidji, MN) and #11 TJ Roo (F-Coon Rapids, MN). The Wings would outshoot the Blizzard 14-8 in the first period.
In the second period, at the 4:40 mark the Wings would turn over the puck in front of their own net leaving it for Brookings forward Beau Michaud who would make it 2-1 unassisted. Aberdeen would continue to pepper the Blizzard goaltending outshooting them 13-9.
For the third period, the Wings would inch closer to their third-straight win. At the 4:04 mark the Blizzard would put the celebration on hold with a goal from Conrad Sampair on the power play. Now tied 2-2, the Aberdeen Wings would push for the win. After a Brookings tripping call, the Wings would go on the power play. The #2 power play unit in the entire NAHL would take the ice and at the 7:09 mark, defenseman #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN) would fire his 18th goal of the season to give the Wings the lead. Assists would come from #11 TJ Roo (F-Coon Rapids, MN) and #15 Jordan Heller (F-Bemidji, MN). The rest of the period, the Wings would keep the Blizzard from scoring to win their third-straight 3-2 over Brookings.
BUTLER-CAT HIT OF THE GAME
Aberdeen – #15 Jordan Heller (F-Bemidji, MN)
SOUTH DAKOTA WHEAT GROWERS STARS OF THE GAME
Aberdeen – #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN)
Aberdeen – #30 Henry Dill (G-Columbus, OH)
Aberdeen – #24 Jonathan Grebosky (F-Pittsburgh, PA)
The Aberdeen Wings are home for two games next weekend. Friday night they take on the Brookings Blizzard at the Odde Ice Center. On Saturday, the Minot Minotauros will face the Wings at The Odde. Get general admission tickets for just $10, reserved seating for $12.