Aberdeen 1 @ Minot 2 (OT) – In a Central Division Semi-Final playoff preview, the Minot Minotauros got 27 saves from goalie Samu Lonkila and an overtime goal from Lincoln Erne to earn a 2-1 overtime win and weekend split against Aberdeen. Neither team could find the back of the net until the 3rd period. Aberdeen struck first with a goal from Nathan Burke, his 32nd goal of the season, which would tie him for the league lead. Minot would tie the game late in the 3rd period thanks to the first career NAHL goal from Brian Adams, which would set up Erne’s overtime-winner. Gabe Vinal made 25 saves in the OT loss.
The two teams will meet again this Friday and Saturday for games 1 & 2 of the opening round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs. Aberdeen is the top seed in the Central Division and will have the home ice advantage throughout the divisional rounds of the playoffs. Game times Friday & Saturday will be 7:15 with doors opening at 5:30. Pre-Sale general admission tickets are on sale now at any of the C-Express locations in Aberdeen. Reserved tickets will be $10 for season ticket holders and $14 for the public. Reserved ticket pick up times for this week will be announced Monday. Make your plans to pack the Odde this Friday & Saturday for PLAYOFF HOCKEY!