BLAINE, Minn. – The Aberdeen Wings built a two-goal lead midway through the third period and defeated the Johnstown Tomahawks 4-3 at the NAHL Showcase on Wednesday.
Tomahawks captain Holt Oliphant scored his second goal with 3:36 left in the third period, but Johnstown could not tally the equalizer.
Jacob Badal gave the Tomahawks a 1-0 lead 23 seconds into the first period with assists going to Sean Ramsay and Dustin Geregach.
Aberdeen’s Cade Neilson tied the game 2:30 into the period.
Geregach recorded his second assist on Oliphant’s second goal as Johnstown led 2-1 in the second.
Goals from Nate Mann and Chase Davis gave Aberdeen a 3-2 advantage. Hugo Allais’ tally in the third extended the lead to 4-2.
Johnstown’s Sam Evola made 26 saves. Jed Baliotti stopped 21 shots for Aberdeen.