Two Wings Commit To Two Different DIII Schools

ABERDEEN, SD ( – Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce that veteran forward Patrick O’Connell has committed to play DIII Hockey for Plymouth State University.  The 5’9 159lb forward spent two seasons with the Wings, scoring 14 goals and 32 assists in 112 games played.  Patrick was also selected to the 2019 & 2020 NAPHL All Star Game, and led the NAPHL 18u in assists in the 19-20 season.

“Patrick was a solid veteran player for the Wings the last two years.  He is a skilled forward that relies on his speed to change games.” Wings Head Coach & GM Scott Langer.
“I want to thank my family, coaches, teammates, the Wings organization and everyone who has helped me along the way with my hockey career.”  Patrick O’Connell
Plymouth State plays DIII Hockey out of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.  They had a 23-4-1 overall record in 22-23 including an 18-0 conference record, regular season & conference tournament championship.

ABERDEEN, SD ( – The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce that forward and NAHL Top Prospect, Michael Casey has committed to play hockey at DIII Endicott College.  The 6’1 172lb 20 year old from Media, PA joined the Wings just prior to the trade deadline.  He finished with 3 goals and 8 assists in 29 games played for the Wings.  Prior to that he served as the captain of the Corpus Christi IceRays, where he had 8 goals and 14 assists in 34 games played.  Michael played for the South Division in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in February, getting an assist in 2 games played.

“Michael   was a big piece of the Wings finishing in second place and making the playoffs in a highly competitive Central Division. Michael added a veteran presence with leadership  once he arrived.” – Wings Head Coach & GM Scott Langer
“Thank you to the entire Aberdeen Wings organization for allowing me the opportunity to play hockey and grow as both a player and person. I will always carry fond memories I made with the Aberdeen Wings.” Michael Casey
Endicott College is a NCAA Division III School located in Beverly, MA.  They play out of the Commonwealth Coast Conference.  They had an overall record of 23-3-2 with a conference record of 18-1-2 during the 22-23 season.  including a 6-0 win in the CCC Championship game over No.5 Curry.