Wings, Magicians win on Wednesday
Minot 1 @ Aberdeen 3 – The Wings won their 7th straight game and moved their season record to an NAHL-best 22-1 as they beat the visiting Minotauros, 3-1 on Wednesday. Wings goalie Jake Sibell entered the game trying to make history and set the NAHL’s recorded for the longest shutout streak in league history. Things were looking good after Thomas Manty and Natan Vertes scored in the 1st period to put the Wings ahead, 2-0. After a scoreless 2nd period, the shutout bid extended into the late 3rd period when it came to an end with less than five minutes into the game as Tyler Kostelecky sent a pass from behind the net that went off a Wings player’s skate in front and past Sibell for the only Minot goal of the evening. Liam Fraser would end up with an empty-net goal to make it a 3-1 final. Sibell made 24 saves in the win and saw his shutout streak end at 314 minutes without allowing a goal. Keenan Rancier made 30 saves in the loss.
St. Cloud 2 @ MN Magicians 3 - A late game push was not enough for the St. Cloud Norsemen to overcome a 3-2 deficit as the team fell to the Minnesota Magicians on Wednesday night. In the first, the Norsemen took the lead on Charlie Skinner’s shot that would tuck itself under the crossbar for Skinner’s first goal of the season. Five minutes later, Devlin McCabe evened the game for the Magicians before Gavin Best would give the hosts the lead at 2-1 with 4:00 to go in the frame. The second period saw the Norsemen fall behind 3-1 as the Magicians’ Jack Cronin netted a short-handed goal. Late in the period, Jack Suchy found a rebounding puck and lifted into the back of the net to cut the deficit to one, the score that would hold to be the final. Magicians goalie Darius Bell made 33 saves in the win, while Josh Weyandt made 24 saves in the loss.