Aberdeen Wings 1 @ Brookings Blizzard 2 – After forty minutes of scoreless play, Aberdeen’s Colin Raver opened the game at 2:44 of the third, after a pass from Colton Fletcher and Nolan Sullivan. Brookings evened the score less than three minutes later, at 5:33, via the stick of Taylor Schneider, assisted by John Siebenaler and Nicholas Cardelli. With a tie game, Cade Borchardt scored at 7:36 with the help of Tim Faulkner and Siebenaler to give the Blizzard the lead for the first time of the night. They held on the lead for the remainder of the game, resulting in a 2-1 victory for the Blizzard over the Wings. Brookings’ goaltender Josh Boyko made 24 saves on the night, while Forbes Ploszaj stopped 22 shots for Aberdeen. With the win, the Blizzard improves to 30-25-4, and the Wings fall to 29-24-3. Boxscore

With the loss the Wings & Blizzard ended the regular season tied with 65 points each.  Brookings owns the tiebreaker and moved into 3rd place in the central division while the Wings fell to 4th.  This sets up the 2017 playoffs, Minot as the 1 seed will have home ice advantage when they take on the Wings in a best of 5 series.  The Wilderness a=are the 2 seed and will have home ice vs the Blizzard.  Round 1 will get underway this Friday 4.14.17