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Junior hockey: Aberdeen routs Wilderness

Aberdeen handed the Minnesota Wilderness their most lopsided loss off the North American Hockey League season, 7-1 Saturday night at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet.

Aberdeen handed the Minnesota Wilderness their most lopsided loss off the North American Hockey League season, 7-1 Saturday night at Northwoods Arena in Cloquet.

The Wilderness (28-18-4-2) lost the special teams battle, surrendering two short-handed goals and a power-play goal, while going 0-for-3 with the man-advantage.

After a scoreless opening period, Aberdeen broke the game open with a trio of goals over a 2:50 span, taking a 3-0 lead with 7:31 to play in the second period. The Wings (25-23-2-2) added four more goals in the third period, including two short-handed tallies.

Luke Kania made 34 saves for the Wilderness, bookending a brief third-period stint by Trevor Micucci, who was eventually disqualified due to a match penalty for spearing. Forbes Ploszaj stopped 34 shots for Aberdeen.

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