Wings Early Start Earns Weekend Split

Feb 19, 2023

Huge first period lifts the Aberdeen Wings against the North Iowa Bulls on Saturday night. The Wings won 6-3 with Dubois getting two to help lift them in the win. Pichora came up huge in the win making key breakaway saves and having 28/31 saves on the night.

         First period was all Wings as they score 4 goals in the opening frame. The first goal came 8:50 into the period with the goal coming from Logan Gravink. Then on the power play Gullichsen beat Bulls goaltender Carney to give the Wings a 2-0 lead. Shortly after Gullichsens’ goal a 5 minute major penalty on North Iowas’ Max Scott gave the Wings power play another goal this time coming from Landon Parker 16:43 into the first. Less than two minutes after the Wings went up 3-0 captain Owen Dubois gave the Wings a 4-0 lead to end the period. The Wings outshot the Bulls 13 to 8 in the First.

          In the second period it was more evenly played between the two teams but still high scoring. Early in the second Wegner lit the lamp making it a 5-0 game in favor of the Wings. A minute and a half later Dubois would score his second of the game making it 6-0 in favor of the Wings. After that goal the Bulls decided to pull Carney and put in Mitch Day who got the shutout in last nights game. The Bulls would proceed to score two goals after that both coming from Jackson Bisson making it a 6-2 game. Wings and the Bulls put 10 shots on goal in the period.
         The third period was pretty much all North Iowa, they scored on the power play with the goal coming from Carson Buydens 9:15 into the period. The Wings were also outshot by the Bulls 13 to 7.
         With this win the Wings stay in second place in the Central Division. A huge win to bring back home for a 6 game home stand starting next weekend as we once again play the North Iowa Bulls. Join us as we celebrate Wingers birthday on Friday night and Hockey is for everyone night on Saturday! Keep your eyes on our social medias for updates on the upcoming games.