After a big shootout win Friday night, the Wings couldn’t find their footing Saturday evening, getting shut out for just the second time this season in a 4-0 loss to the St. Cloud Norsemen.
Kade Peterson got the Norsemen on the board first at the 7:16 mark in the first period. St. Cloud outshot the Wings 13-8 and skated into the first break with the one-point cushion.
They extended their lead at the 16:50 mark in the second with a goal from Brandon Lajoie. Once again, the Norsemen outshot the Wings 12-7 and had the two-goal lead heading into the final period.
St. Cloud added a third goal just 18 seconds into the final period when Lajoie got his second of the night. The Norsemen drove their fourth goal in at the 15:11 mark when Blake Mesenburg scored on the power play.
Each team fired off twelve shots in the final period, and overall the Norsemen outshot the Wings 37-27. Aberdeen went 0-2 on the power play, while St. Cloud managed one power play goal on two chances. The Wings’ penalty kill percentage dropped just a bit, but they still lead the North American Hockey League with 90.2 percent.
The team will travel to spend time with their families over the Christmas holiday next weekend before returning to Aberdeen to host the Norsemen once again inside the Odde Ice Center on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Door will open at the Odde at 5:30 p.m. with the puck hitting the ice at 7:15 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets ahead of the game online at tickets.AberdeenWings.com or at the door. $10 general admission tickets are also available at any C-Express location in Aberdeen, with additional purchase.