Aberdeen Wings Split Weekend at Northern Iowa
Posted on February 20, 2023 by - Sports
MASON CITY, IA (AberdeenWings.com) –
North IA Bulls 2-0
The Wings dropped Friday night’s game to the North Iowa Bulls with a 2-0 shutout loss. The boys played hard but couldn’t get it past the Bulls’ goaltender Mitch Day along with tons of blocked shots from the Bulls.
A solid first period for the Wings as they outshot the Bulls 18 to 9. They had multiple good looks and scoring chances but couldn’t figure out North Iowa’s goaltender. With no penalties, it was an uneventful opening period as the score stayed 0-0.
The second period was a bit different, as the Bulls outshot the Wings 15 to 6. The Bulls were able to put two goals past Cole Moore. The first goal coming from Byron Hartley at the 12:36 mark as he was coming out of the penalty box sneaking one in making it a 1-0 game. The second goal came from Max Scott at the 18:52 mark making it a 2-0 game at the end of two.
The third period was much like the first where the Wings outshot the Bulls 13 to 5. Still, the Wings couldn’t get one through. Tons of opportunities for the Wings as they pulled Moore with over a minute left to play.
Aberdeen Wings 6-3
North IA Bulls
A huge first period lifts the Aberdeen Wings against the North Iowa Bulls on Saturday night. The Wings won 6-3 with Dubois getting two to help lift them in the win. Pichora came up huge in the win making key breakaway saves and having 28 saves on the night.
First period was all Wings as they scored four goals in the opening frame. The first goal came 8:50 into the period with the goal coming from Logan Gravink. Then, on the power play, Gullichsen beat Bulls goaltender Carney to give the Wings a 2-0 lead. Shortly after Gullichsen’s goal, a 5-minute major penalty on North Iowa’s Max Scott gave the Wings’ power play another goal, this time coming from Landon Parker 16:43 into the first. Less than two minutes after the Wings went up 3-0, captain Owen Dubois gave the Wings a 4-0 lead to end the period. The Wings outshot the Bulls 13 to 8 in the first.
In the second period, it was more evenly played between the two teams but still high-scoring. Early in the second, Wegner lit the lamp making it a 5-0 game in favor of the Wings. A minute and a half later Dubois would score his second of the game making it 6-0 in favor of the Wings. After that goal, the Bulls decided to pull Carney and put in Mitch Day who got the shutout in last nights game. The Bulls would proceed to score two goals after that both coming from Jackson Bisson making it a 6-2 game. Wings and the Bulls put 10 shots on goal in the period.
The third period was pretty much all North Iowa, they scored on the power play with the goal coming from Carson Buydens 9:15 into the period. The Wings were also outshot by the Bulls 13 to 7.
With this win, the Wings stay in second place in the Central Division. Aberdeen starts a 6-game homestand as they once again play the North Iowa Bulls. Join us as we celebrate Winger’s birthday on Friday night and Hockey is for Everyone Night on Saturday!