Blizzard Drop Two to Aberdeen

The Blizzard lost a pair of one-goal games over the weekend to their in state rival, the Aberdeen Wings.


On Friday night the Wings showed why they have one of the top rated power plays in the league scoring both of their goals with a man advantage in the 2-1 victory.


In the first period Jake Horton scored at the 5:50 mark after the Blizzard’s Matt Hefter was called for hooking. TJ Roo was credited with the assist for Aberdeen.


The Blizzard would answer five minutes later. Russ Jordan tied the game 1-1 and Jared Goudreau had the assist for the Blizzard. 


The majority of the game was dominated by the Wings who out shot the Blizzard 30-15 in the contest. 


In the second period Erik Baskin would give the Wings the lead for good scoring the Wings’ second power play goal at the 11:39 mark after Goudreau was given a 4 minute penalty for high sticking.  Daniel Billett and Jonathan Grebosky had the assists. 


Henry Dill had the win in goal for the Wings and finished with 14 saves. Connor Girard had 28 saves for the Blizzard in the loss.


On Saturday night the Blizzard came out with a little more aggression but fell again to the Wings in Aberdeen, 3-2.


Grebosky would get the Wings on the board in the first period scoring at the 12:08 mark assists from Colin O’Neill and Baskin. 


Five minutes later Kyle Haak would give the Wings a 2-0 lead, a lead they would take into the break. Jordan Heller and Roo had the assists.


The Blizzard would battle back as Beau Michaud scored and unassisted goal at the 4:40 mark in the second period to cut the lead to one.


In the third period Conrad Sampair scored a power play goal four minutes into the final period to tie the game 2-2. Evan Hesse and Nick DeCenzo had the assists on the goal.


Three minutes later the Aberdeen power play would capitalize again, as Horton would score the team’s third power play goal in two games.  Heller and Roo would get the assists on the game winner.


Henry Dill had 24 saves in the 3-2 win for the Wings, as Connor Girard would record 36 saves in loss.


The Blizzard only have one game this weekend as the league prepares for the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament next week in Troy, MI. The Blizzard will play in Aberdeen this Friday night at 7:15pm. 


The Top Prospects Tournament will be February 17-18 in Troy, MI.  Representing the Blizzard at the event will be Nick DeCenzo, Evan Hesse, and Brandon Parker.  CLICK HERE for more details.