ABERDEEN, SD – The Minnesota Wilderness faced the Aberdeen Wings in a back to back series this weekend, on Aberdeen home ice. The Wilderness put up 3 goals on Friday, October 25th, but fell to the Wings with a final score of 5-3 Wings. #6 Zach Michaelis, #20 Mitch Allard, and #17 Crosby Lewis came out of the game with goals.
The following day, #17 Lewis Crosby found the back of the net for the second time on the weekend. Later in the game, #14 Chikara Hanzawa scored, tying the game and sending the teams in overtime.
Just over halfway into overtime play, #18 Tyler Watkins walked the puck up the rink, around the Wings defense, and burned the Wings goalminder for the OT win. The Wilderness will be back on home ice Saturday, November 2nd in Cloquet, MN.
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Tyler Watkins finished the weekend off with this OT winner on Saturday night over the Aberdeen Wings! #14 Chikara Hanzawa and #17 Lewis Crosby also scored in Saturday’s Win. The Wilderness were on the road & split the weekend with one loss and one win against the Wings. We will be back on home ice this weekend Saturday at 7pm for our Wilderness Game vs St. Cloud Blizzard
The Minnesota Wilderness is a Tier II Junior Hockey Team in the National American Hockey League (NAHL), based in Cloquet, Mn.