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Brookings holds on for 3-2 win against Aberdeen
Story by Narrative Science.
The Aberdeen Wings tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but the Brookings Blizzard would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 3-2.
Brookings took a 3-1 lead during the second period, only to have Aberdeen storm back on a Patrick Steinhauser goal 19:02 into the third period to pull to one goal down.
Brookings put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Wings to score on any of their four power plays. The 35 shots that the Blizzard put on net surpassed Brookings' average of 28.6 shots per game this season.
Brookings also got points from Hesse, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Brookings also got a goal from Eliott Tisdale as well. In addition, Brookings received assists from Conor Andrle, Nick DeCenzo, and Jack Stang, who each chipped in one.
Aberdeen stifled the Blizzard's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Wings' offense was clicking better than usual and put 39 shots on goal during the game, better than the 28.4 shots per game they average.
Aberdeen was helped by Jordan Heller, who had one goal. Heller scored 9:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Aberdeen. Bjorn Sigurdarson assisted on the tally. Other players who recorded assists for Aberdeen were Jake Horton and TJ Roo, who contributed one a piece.
Brookings' Austin Priebe stopped 37 shots out of the 39 that he faced. The Blizzard incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Chad Catt made 32 saves for the Wings on 35 shots. Aberdeen incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.