First-round playoff details announced

The Aberdeen Wings will start their playoff run this Friday night inside the Odde Ice Center in Aberdeen. The North American Hockey League released the details Tuesday.

The Club seeded first in each division will compete in a best-of-five series with the fourth-seeded Club in the same division. The Club seeded second in each division will compete in a best-of-five-series against the Club seeded third in the same division.

The Division Semi-Finals may begin no earlier than Thursday, May 20, 2021 and must conclude no later than Monday, May 31, 2021. The Club seeded higher in each division semifinal series has the right to host up to three games and the Club seeded lower in each division semifinal series must be able to host at least two games.

Central Division Semi-Finals (best of 5)

#1 Aberdeen Wings vs. #4 Minot Minotauros

Game 1: Friday, May 21 @ Aberdeen, 7:15pm

Game 2: Saturday, May 22 @ Aberdeen, 7:15pm

Game 3: Thursday, May 27 @ Minot, 7:05pm

Game 4: Friday, May 28 @ Minot, 7:05pm*

Game 5: Sunday, May 30 @ Aberdeen, 7:15pm*

#2 Bismarck Bobcats vs. #3 Minnesota Wilderness

Game 1: Friday, May 21 @ Bismarck, 7:15pm

Game 2: Saturday, May 22 @ Bismarck, 7:15pm

Game 3: Tuesday, May 25 @ Minnesota, 7:15pm

Game 4: Wednesday, May 26 @ Minnesota, 7:15pm*

Game 5: Saturday, May 29 @ Bismarck, 7:15pm*