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Wings sweep Tauros in two-game set

Max Bogdanovich (top) looks to initiate the Minot offense during Friday night's game against Aberdeen. The Minotauros will look to rebound from a pair of losses as they prepare to face the Bismarck Bobcats in a three-game series starting on Wednesday. Robert Brewer/MDN
Max Bogdanovich (top) looks to initiate the Minot offense during Friday night's game against Aberdeen. The Minotauros will look to rebound from a pair of losses as they prepare to face the Bismarck Bobcats in a three-game series starting on Wednesday. Robert Brewer/MDN

After compiling a 4-2 record in the month of October, the Minot Minotauros were back in action this past Friday and Saturday for the first time in nearly a month. Unfortunately for Minotauros fans, Minot dropped a pair of games to the undefeated Aberdeen Wings (10-0) at the Maysa Arena, losing 7-0 on Friday, and 5-2 on Saturday.

Of the two games, Saturday’s matchup was more hotly contested. After falling behind 2-0 at the end of the first period, Minot rallied back to tie the score in the second. Thirty-five seconds into the frame, defenseman Mason Campbell accounted for Minot’s first goal of the evening. Campbell was assisted by Carter Korpi and Trevor Stachowiak on the play. Nearly five minutes later, Minot struck again on offense as defenseman Christian Kadolph tied up the game at 2-2, and was assisted by Campbell and forward Braeden Bartoo.

The score remained tied until the third period when Aberdeen rallied for three unanswered goals to salt away a road win over the Minotauros. Five different players scored goals for the Wings on the evening. Aberdeen was 1-for-3 on power play opportunities with 52 shots on goal while Minot went 0-for-2 with 29 shots on goal. Meanwhile, Minotauros’ goalie Keenan Rancier had a busy night between the pipes as he recorded 47 saves on 52 shots.

Up next for the Minotauros, they are scheduled to begin a three-game set at Bismarck against the Bobcats on Wednesday. Minot will return home to face Bismarck on Friday, and conclude the series on the road on Saturday. Bismarck comes into the series with a season mark of 1-4, while Minot sports a record of 4-4 on the year.

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