The Aberdeen Wings were in action on a rare Thursday night against the Brookings Blizzard. A great crowd on hand of 1,281 Wings fans really brought some great energy to the Odde Ice Center. On the ice however, the Wings would fall 5-1 to the Blizzard.
The first period was scoreless with both teams struggling to have any solid scoring opportunities. Both the Blizzard and Wings had 6 shots on goal.
The second period would change everything. 27 seconds into the period, the Blizzard would get a goal from Kevin Shand. At the 3:42 mark, the Blizzard would make it 2-0 with a goal from Viktor Lindell. Not holding back, the Blizzard would silence the Wings crowd with a goal at 5:57 from Zach Gleinke making the score 3-0. At the 7:48 mark, the Wings would find a loose puck for a goal from #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI) with assists to #11 Victor Ostling (F-Stockholm, Sweden) and #17 Will Hammer (F-St. Cloud, MN). Now 3-1, the Blizzard would essentially end the game with two more goals making it 5-1.
The Brookings Blizzard managed 25 shots on goal. Wings goaltender #1 Chad Catt (G-Williamston, MI) was pulled mid-way through the second period for #35 Andrew Shortridge (G-Eagle River, AK). The Wings only fired 19 shots on goal in the game.
The Wings will try to regroup from the loss as they travel Friday and Saturday to take on the Bismarck Bobcats. You can listen to those games on 94.1 The Rock, ESPNAberdeen.com, or watch/listen on FASTHockey.com.
BUTLER-CAT HIT OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #22 Colin Raver (F-Bartlett, IL)
SD WHEATGROWERS STARS OF THE GAME
3rd Star – Aberdeen #14 Collin Hughes (F-Lino Lakes, MN)
2nd Star – Aberdeen #11 Victor Ostling (F-Stockholm, Sweden)
1st Star – Aberdeen #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI)