The Aberdeen Wings and the Austin Bruins went point-for-point during the first two periods of their match on Oct. 26. However, the Wings went scoreless in the third period, which sealed a Bruins’ victory, 4-3.
After neither team was able to lead by more than two goals, the Bruins also defeated the Wings the following night, Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-3. The Wings slapped 26 shots, above the [then] average of 22.6.
After netting three straight losses, the Wings came out on top of the Brookings Blizzard on Thursday, Nov. 1, 3-2. They surpassed the average shots per game with 32 shots. Neither the Wings’ nor the Blizzards were able to take advantage of power plays although the opportunities to were plentiful. The Blizzard racked up 24 penalty minutes but did not allow the Wings to score on any of their 10 power plays. Brookings went 0-5 on power plays.
The following match, Friday, Nov. 2, left the Wings tallying up 42 penalty minutes. Brookings went 2-8 on power plays and were not strangers to the box themselves, sitting 28 minutes. Going 0-6 on power plays, the Wings fell to Brookings, 5-1. The lone goal, netted at the 14:05 mark in the second period, earned Forward Jordan Heller a spot on the NAHL’s Plays of the Week list.
The Wings then split matches against the Coulee Region Chill Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10. Keeping par with increasing shots on Friday, the Wings stacked up 37 shots on goal, netting two. The Chill put 44 shots on goal, netting five.
The following night the Wings flew passed the Chill, 2-1, while both teams drastically decreased penalty infractions. The Wings ended the game with only one infraction totaling two minutes. The Chill had only two infractions totaling four minutes.
After three periods and an overtime session, the Wings lost a shootout 0-1 and the match 3-4 against the Bismarck Blizzard Friday, Nov. 16. The Wings, now averaging 28.2 shots per game, only had 22 shots.
The Wings also fell to the Blizzard on Wednesday Nov. 21, 4-1. The Wings’ sole goal was scored by Forward Heinz Koster and assisted by Forward Peter Krieger. The Wings went 0-5 on power plays, while the Chill went 1-7.
In their match Thanksgiving night, the Austin Bruins ruffled the Wings, 5-1. Defensive Mike Parnell scored the only goal, with an assist by Forward Tommy Miller.
Most recently, the Wings were victorious over the Austin Bruins, 4-3, on Friday, Nov. 23. At the 19:16 mark in the third period, Forward Justin Parizek scored the game-winning goal with Defense Dylan Dailey picking up an assist.
Also in November, the Wings debuted new uniforms, which will be auctioned off during the last home game of the regular season.
The Wings will host the Bismarck Bobcats this weekend, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with both games starting at 7:15 p.m. Fans at the Odde Ice Arena will also be able to vote for the Wing’s “Mo Bro” as Movember, a campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, comes to a close. Pictures of Movember participants can be viewed atwww.aberdeennews.com/sports/wings
. Proceeds from both events will benefit men’s cancer initiatives. The Wings are currently 7-13-1.