Wings Earn Weekend Split In Physical Battle(s) With Bruins
Posted on March 12, 2023 by - Sports
ABERDEEN, SD (AberdeenWings.com) [FRI] – The Aberdeen Wings fell to the Austin Bruins 2-1 on Friday night. The team battled penalties and a lot of pressure from the Bruins offense. The Wings were outshot 35-22 in the game and both teams went 0/6 on the powerplay.
The first period was full of physicality. And a lot of playing in the defensive zone. The Bruins struck early with a goal coming from Josh Giuliani only 1:44 into the first. The rest was penalties. There were 3 penalties on the Wings and two on the Bruins. Both teams were able to fight off the penalty kill with the Wings killing a 5 on 3 for almost two minutes. The Bruins outshot the Wings 12-6 in the first.
The second period was just like the first. Penalties and an Austin Bruins goal. This goal coming from Gavin Morrissey 16:43 into the second period. The Wings were still able to kill off all of the penalty kills they faced and so did the Bruins. The Bruins also outshot the Wings 13-8.
In the third is when the Wings were able to produce some offense. They got on the board for the first time in the game 5:59 into the third period with Kyle Contessa able to beat Austins goaltender Trent Wiemken. After that it was quiet with both teams not finding the back of the net for the rest of the game. The Wings would find themselves on the power play three different times in the third. But weren’t able to capitalise on any chance.
Cole Moore was able to stop 33/35 shots he faced in Friday night’s loss with Bruins’ Brent Wiemken making 21/22 saves.
ABERDEEN, SD (AberdeenWings.com) [SAT] – The Aberdeen Wings earned a weekend split against the number 1 team in the Central, the Austin Bruins. A strong early second period was the difference for the Wings as they scored two goals on the powerplay.
In the first period it seemed to be exactly like Friday night. Plenty of penalties and few shots on net for the home team. The Wings had 8 different penalties in the first period. They also only had 7 shots on net with Austin having 12. Despite the 12 shots on goal and the multiple powerplay attempts for both teams, the score was tied at 0 to end the first.
The second period the Wings started on a 5 on 3 advantage. Dylan Wegner was able to start the scoring off 57 seconds into the period to make it a 1-0 Wings lead, scoring on the powerplay. Exactly one minute later Jackson Anderson would get a goal making it a 2-0 Wings lead. After the early start it was a quiet period. The Wings were able to kill off three penalties in that period. And despite scoring two the Wings were outshot once again 16-7 in the period.
The third period it was more of the same, with both teams only having 7 shots on goal and only three total penalties, 2 on the Wings and 1 on the Bruins. Austin pulled their goalie with little over a minute left of the game. The Wings were able to hold off the Bruins extra attacker and get the win.
Cole Moore was unstoppable tonight making 35/35 saves. The Wings were able to fend off all 7 Bruins power plays. The Wings stay tied for third in the Central with the North Iowa Bulls. Who, The Wings happen to play next weekend. The Wings close out the 6 game homestand with a 2-3-1-0 record and hit the road the next two weekends making stops at North Iowa March 17-18, then going to Bismarck on March 24-25th. Before coming back to the Odde for one weekend against the Minot Minotauros March 31st and April 1st. For tickets visit Tickets.AberdeenWings.com