Saturday night, the Aberdeen Wings hosted the Minnesota Wilderness in the final game of the Aberdeen Area Humane Society fundraiser weekend. The Wings came away with a 2-1 victory and the outstanding community of Wings fans showed great support for the fundraiser.
On the power play, the Wings got off to an early lead at the 14:47 mark with a goal from #16 Kyle Haak (F-Okemos, MI) with assists from #3 Daniel Billett (D-Highlands Ranch, CO) and #10 Tanner Okeson (D-Roseau, MN). In the second period, the Wilderness would answer back with a goal from Jack Forbort making it 1-1. Again on the power play, late in the 2nd period, the Wings would strike again with a nice goal from #8 Drew Doyon (F-Indianapolis, IN) with assists from #10 Tanner Okeson and #14 Collin Hughes (F-Lino Lakes, MN).
The third period would be shutout for both sides resulting in a 2-1 victory for the Wings in front a great crowd at the Odde Ice Center.
BUTLER-CAT HIT OF THE GAME
Aberdeen #22 Colin Raver (F-Bartlett, IL)
SOUTH DAKOTA WHEATGROWERS STARS OF THE GAME
3RD STAR – #10 Tanner Okeson (D-Roseau, MN)
2ND STAR – #16 Kyle Haak (F-Chelsea, MI)
1ST STAR – #1 Chad Catt (G-Williamstown, MI)
Following the game, the Wings auctioned off the special jerseys with proceeds going to the Aberdeen Area Humane Society. The over 1,300 fans still in the building did a great job recognizing the players, supporting the fundraiser, and being energetic all game long.
The Wings take on the Minot Minotauros this coming Tuesday, Veteran’s Day. The game will be on the road. You can listen on 94.1 The Rock, ESPNAberdeen.com, or watch/listen on FASTHockey.com.