ABERDEEN, SD – Carson Riddle called game on an overtime game-winner to cap off the Bruins comeback to win 4-3.
With the playoff race heating up late in the season the Bruins looked to make some moves in the standings. Aberdeen would strike first in the 1st period when Anthony Galante would make it an early 1-0 lead for the Wings 4:05 into the game. Therien Thiesing would get a nice breakout pass to Sutter Muzzatti who would then take the initial shot on Anton Castro when Austin Salani would find the rebound to tie the game up at 1-1. Two minutes later, however, Aberdeen would retake the lead thanks to Jacob Bosse’s 12th of the season to give the Wings a 2-1 lead to the locker room after 1 period of play.
The lone goal of the 2nd period would come just sixteen seconds into the 2nd period when Cade Neilson would get his 22nd of the season to give Aberdeen a 3-1 lead. From there the comeback would begin. Late in the 3rd period, Sutter Muzzatti would roof a shot over the glove of Castro to pull the Bruins back within one 13:43 into the 3rd period. With momentum, the Bruins would get another goal, this time from a snipe from the far-side faceoff circle from Walter Zacher forty-three seconds later to tie the game up at 3-3. Regulation would not be enough as 5 minutes of 3-on-3 Overtime would need to be played at the Odde Ice Center. John Larkin would make a clean pass to Carson Riddle, in turn, would go top-shelf over the glove of Castro to secure a 4-3 overtime winner for the Bruins.
Bruins currently sit in 3rd and are 2 points behind Aberdeen for 2nd place in the Central Division standings. Puck drop for the weekend finale is set for 7:15 pm