The Aberdeen Wings were in action Friday night taking on their Central Division rivals the Bismarck Bobcats.
The first period would be a hard fought battle back and forth, with no scoring. The Aberdeen Wings could not convert on 3 power plays in the first. During the second period, #10 Tanner Okeson (D-Roseau, MN) would put the Wings on top 1-0, unassisted. It is the first goal of Okeson’s young NAHL career. A few minutes later, Bismarck would answer with a goal making it 1-1 in the 2nd. At the 9:01 mark in the second period, #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI) would score with assists from #15 Jordan Heller (F-Bemidji, MN) and #11 TJ Roo (F-Champlin Park, MN). At the 14:25 mark, #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN) would blast a goal from the blue line for his 7th goal of the season and remains the NAHL goal scoring leader among defensemen. The assist would come from #15 Jordan Heller. With a 3-1 lead, Bismarck would answer with a goal before the end of the 2nd period making it 3-2 Aberdeen.
About half way through the 3rd period, Wings forward #11 TJ Roo scored to increase the lead to 4-2. The assist came from #15 Jordan Heller, his 3rd assist in the game. With under 2 minutes, a freak play would give the Bobcats another goal as Wings goalie #1 Chad Catt (G-Williamstown, MI) would try clearing out the puck but would bounce off a player and into the net. That made it 4-3. With 1:01 left, Bismarck would race down the ice and score to tie it up 4-4. Time would expire leaving regulation tied 4-4.
In the overtime period, Bismarck would get two really good opportunities on Aberdeen with no success. But mid-way through the overtime period, with the Wings on the attack, #16 Kyle Haak would dump in the overtime game winning goal.
BUTLER-CAT HIT OF THE GAME
#3 Daniel Billett (D-Highlands Ranch, CO)
SOUTH DAKOTA WHEAT GROWERS STARS OF THE GAME
3rd Star – #10 Tanner Okeson (D-Roseau, MN) – First goal of his NAHL career
2nd Star – #11 TJ Roo (F-Champlin Park, MN) – Scored his 4th goal of the season
1st Star – #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI) – 2 goals in the game, plus the overtime game winner
The Aberdeen Wings are back at home on Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th against the Minnesota Wilderness at “The Odde”. Make sure to follow the Wings on Twitter, Facebook, and right here at www.AberdeenWings.com.
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