The Aberdeen Wings traveled over 1,200 miles for their final regular season series. Friday night, taking on the Wenatchee Wild, the Wings came into the game after winning 9 straight.
The first period saw Parker Tuomie of the Wenatchee Wild get his team on the board first with a goal at the 5:04 mark on the power play. The Wild would outshoot the Wings 8-4 in the first.
Special teams would play a key role in the game as Wenatchee would get another power play goal at the 3:56 mark in the 2nd period from David Powlowski. But the Wings wouldn’t sit down. After a penalty by Wenatchee, the Wings would score a power play goal of their own off the stick of #21 Bjorn Sigurdarson (F-Reykjavik, Iceland) with assists from #15 Jordan Heller (F-Bemidji, MN) and #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN). 2nd period would end 2-1 with Wenatchee leading.
In the third period, the Wings would push right away to tie things up. At the 2:13 mark, Wings defenseman #10 Tanner Okeson (D-Roseau, MN) would score thanks to assists from #24 Jonathan Grebosky (F-Pittsburgh, PA) and #27 Erik Baskin (F-Minnetonka, MN). The Wings would battle the rest of the way to send the game into overtime. By getting a point through an overtime appearance, the Wenatchee Wild clinched their spot in the 2014 NAHL Playoffs.
A good portion through the overtime period, the Wings would win on a tip-in goal from #20 Dillon Eichstadt (D-Bemidji, MN) with an assist to #4 Jake Horton.
The Wings improve their winning streak to 10 games and will take on Wenatchee Saturday night as well.
BUTLER-CAT HIT OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #24 Jonathan Grebosky (F-Pittsburgh, PA)
SOUTH DAKOTA WHEATGROWERS STARS OF THE GAME
3RD STAR – Aberdeen #1 Chad Catt (G-Williamstown, MI)
2ND STAR – Aberdeen #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN)
1ST STAR – Aberdeen #20 Dillon Eichstadt (D-Bemidji, MN)