To say Saturday night’s game was a battle is merely an understatement. The Aberdeen Wings took on the Bismarck Bobcats in front of 1,537 loyal Wings fans, came up short 4-2.
The first period was pure hard-nosed action with both teams grinding for the puck and position. #8 Drew Doyon (F-Indianapolis, IN) would score for the Wings on the power play at the 17:19 mark. Assists came from #2 Ryan Cook (D-Buffalo, NY) and #24 Jonathan Grebosky (F-Pittsburgh, PA). The power play goal would quickly be answered by Bismarck with a goal from Sekesi.
In the second, at the 6:01 mark the Aberdeen Wings would again take the lead 2-1 on another power play goal, this time from #9 Patrick Steinhauser (F-Plymouth, MN) with the assist coming from #4 Jake Horton (D-Plymouth, MN). Late in the 2nd period, Bismarck would tie things up at 2-2.
In the third period, the Bismarck Bobcats would take their first lead of the night with a goal at the 8:31 mark. The Bobcats would add to their lead with a short-handed goal at the 15:17 mark.
During the first intermission, the Wings organization honored former player Brenden Gust, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. Owner Greg Odde gave a great introduction on ice to Brenden Gust who was wearing a special #26 jersey. The jersey was auctioned off bringing $3,000 which the Aberdeen Wings organization matched. Donation buckets were also played around, so the overall total funds raised for the #GoForGusto Benefit and family was well over $6,000. Thank you Wings fans for your generous contributions and support of former Wings player Brenden Gust and his battle with Leukemia.
BUTLER-CAT HIT OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #8 Drew Doyon (F-Indianapolis, IN)
STARS OF THE GAME-Brought to you by South Dakota Wheat Growers
3RD STAR OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #22 Zach Doerring (F-Chanhassen, MN)
2ND STAR OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #9 Patrick Steinhauser (F-Plymouth, MN)
1ST STAR OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI)
The Aberdeen Wings begin a three-game road trip on Wednesday as they go to Larson Ice Arena to take on the Brookings Blizzard. Friday and Saturday the Wings will be in Minot taking on the Minotauros. Hear all the action online by clicking the “Listen Live” tab on the homepage or listen/watch live online at FASTHockey.com. The Aberdeen Wings’ next home game will be December 7th at the Odde Ice Center against the Minot Minotauros.