ST. CLOUD, MN (AberdeenWings.com) [FRI] – The Wings jumped out early Friday night but needed a late goal to push the game into overtime and eventually come away with the 2 points.
Leonid Bilgakov started the scoring with a goal at the 13:04 mark of the first period. Nikolai Tishkevich would put the Wings up 2-0 with a goal at the 5:40 mark of the period. Things were looking good for the Wings, until St. Cloud would get a goal late in the first to help shift the momentum. St. Cloud would get two quick goals in the 2nd to take a 3-2 lead into the final 20 minutes. The Wings would use a 5 minute major penalty to tie things up on a Logan Gravink goal at the 13:31 point of the 3rd. The rest of regulation was scoreless, sending the Wings to their 2nd straight overtime game. At the 3:10 mark of the 5 minute 3 on 3 overtime period Luke Lindsay was able to find a streaking Tishkevich who went in 1-0 with the St. Cloud goaltender and finished top shelf giving the Wings the win.
ST. CLOUD, MN (AberdeenWings.com) [SAT] – The Wings headed into Saturday’s game looking for the weekend sweep and 2 more points, however the offense never clicked and the Wings fell 0-4 to the Norsemen who took 3 points on the weekend.
Gavin Gunderson put the Norsemen up 1-0 at the 6:40 mark of the 1st period With Berg and Wandall assisting. Just 3 minutes later Niklas Miller would make it 2-0 with assists going to K. Miller and Munoz to take a 2-0 lead into the locker room. Lucca Munoz would score in the 2nd and another in the 3rd to complete the 4-0 shutout. Getting assists on the Munoz goals were Geyer, Wehmann, Wandall & Gunderson. Adam Dybal was in net for the Wings and made 35 saves on 39 shots. Ryan Manzella was perfect for St. Cloud stopping all 18 shots he faced.
The Wings continue their road trip this weekend when they head to Minot to take on the well rested Minotauros who have not played a game since the NAHL Showcase. Puck Drop is scheduled for 7:35pm both nights.