Aberdeen 3 @ Minot 0 – Reigning Central Division Star of the Week Matt Vernon stopped all 33 shots that came his way for his second shutout in his last three starts as the Wings blanked the Minotauros in Minot, 3-0 on Thursday. The win, which was Aberdeen’s sixth straight, pushed the Wings lead atop the division to three points. The Wings seized control early in the contest with two goals in the 1st period from Shawn Kennedy and Nic Sicoly to take a 2-0 lead. After a scoreless 2nd period, the Wings added an empty-net goal in the 3rd period as Brad Belisle netted his 13th goal of the season. Wings forward Joe Strada added two assists in the win. Minot goalie Ben Garrity played well in the loss making 34 saves on 36 shots. Boxscore
The two teams will meet again tonight for an 8:05 puck drop in Minot. You can watch the game at Buffalo Wings & Rings in Aberdeen or by logging on to HockeyTV.com. Tune into 94.1 The Rock, HubCityRadio.com or The Rock App!