ABERDEEN, SD (AberdeenWings.com) – Minot 3 @ Aberdeen 2 – Fritz Belisle’s goal at the 10:17 mark of the 3rd period stood as the game winner as the Minot Minotauros outlasted the Aberdeen Wings 3-2. David Raisanen and Justin Kelley also potted goals for the Minotauros. Nicholas Grabko was on his A-game as he turned aside 39 shots for Minot. Nic Sicoly and Max Salpeter scored for Aberdeen. Matt Vernon was able to stop 30 of 33 shots in the loss for the Wings.
Minot 1 @ Aberdeen 4 – Brad Belisle had two goals and an assist to lead the Aberdeen Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Minot Minotauros. Jonathan Bendorf also helped the offensive effort with a goal and an assist in the win. Riley Murphy also scored for Aberdeen. Matt Vernon was back to his normal self as he denied 34 shots to pick up his 32nd victory of the season. Vince Marino tallied the only goal for Minot while Ben Garrity turned aside 34 shots in a losing effort. With the first goal of the game Brad Belisle sent teddy bears flying. A total of 951 teddy bears were thrown onto the ice and will be donated to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. The Aberdeen Wings donate their team bus to the Yelduz Shrine to haul the animals to the twin cities each May during hospital days! Over 3,400 stuffed animals have been donated to the hospital over the last 3 seasons!
The Wings head to Austin for a two game weekend vs. the Bruins this coming Friday & Saturday! Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm both nights! You can watch all the action at Buffalo Wings & Rings in Aberdeen or on HockeyTV.com.