Aberdeen 4 @ Bismarck 5 (SO) – Sam Malinski was the hero in Bismarck as he scored twice in the dying minutes to force overtime and then delivered the knockout blow in the shootout to give the Bobcats the 5-4 win over Aberdeen. Bartek Bison and Alex Pollock both scored for Bismarck in regulation. Fresh off his commitment announcement, John Roberts was solid between the pipes, he made 38 saves. Brad Belisle scored a goal and an assist. Pierson Brandon, John Sladic and Adam Pitters also lit the lamp for the Wings. Matt Vernon was given the loss as he made 41 saves.
Bismarck 1 @ Aberdeen 3 – Matt Vernon made 23 saves and the Wings walk away with three points on the weekend as they defeated Bismarck 3-1. Shawn Kennedy, Riley Murphy and Brad Belisle scored for the Wings. Sam Malinski scored once again for Bismarck and John Roberts turned aside 36 shots.
The Wings have another home and home weekend this weekend, this time vs. the Brookings Blizzard. The Wings will be on the road Friday for a 7:05pm puck drop. You can watch the game at Buffalo Wings & Rings in Aberdeen or by logging on to HockeyTV.com. The boys return home Saturday for College Night presented by the NSU Sports Marketing Club and Game Sponsor BAE Systems! Saturday nights post game party with the team is at Buffalo Wings & Rings!