Late Push Not Enough For Blizzard

The Brookings Blizzard almost clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit, but the Aberdeen Wings managed to pull out a 5-3 win in the end.

Aberdeen led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Wings' Jake Horton's scored on the power play at 6:22 in the second period to put Aberdeen up 3-0.

Bjorn Sigurdarson had one goal and two assists to lead the Wings. Sigurdarson scored 11:11 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Aberdeen. Colin O Neill picked up the assist.

Aberdeen also got a goal from Matt Brettingen. Other players who recorded assists for Aberdeen were Ryan CookTJ RooDillon Eichstadt, and Lennart Palausch, who each chipped in one.

The Blizzard were helped by Jack Stang, who registered his first goal of the season. Stang scored an unassisted goal 8:16 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Aberdeen. Brandon Parker also scored for Brookings, later in the period on a short handed goal. 

Aberdeen took a 4-2 lead early in the third period when Matt Brettingen scored at the 2:00 mark.

The Blizzard would fight back. Evan Hesse scored at the 16:32 mark to bring the Blizzard within one. Beau Michaud and Tommy Hajicek were credited with the assist.  

In the end Aberdeen would prove to be too much for the Blizzard and would score a short handed goal in the final moments to win 5-3.

The Blizzard will look for thier first win of the season tonight in Aberdeen. Puck drops at 7:15pm. Tonight's game will be broadcasted on 107.1 The Hawk in Brookings and on Fasthockey.com. 

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