Aberdeen Wings

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Aberdeen Wings
Aberdeen Wings Logo.svg
City Aberdeen, South Dakota
League NAHL
Division Central
Founded 2010
Home arena Odde Ice Center

Red, Black,and White

Owner(s) Greg Odde
Head coach Travis Winter
Franchise history
2010-Present Aberdeen Wings

The Aberdeen Wings are a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based out of Aberdeen, South Dakota that began play for 2010-11. A member of the North American Hockey League in the Central Division, the Wings will play their home games in the Odde Ice Center. Their first head coach was Pete Sauer, who led the team to the playoffs in their second season. Sauer was replaced in the 2012-2013 season. Weeks later, the team named Travis Winter the head coach, formerly the assistant coach of the Cedar Rapids Rough Rider of the USHL. The Aberdeen Wings have boasted the top attendance in the NAHL Central Division for three straight seasons, sometimes boasting crowds well over 1,700. In the 2013-2014 season, the Aberdeen Wings had two players selected to play in the 2014 World Junior Championships for their home countries, including forward Lennart Palausch (Germany) and forward Bjorn Sigurdarson (Iceland).

The Aberdeen Wings hockey staff strives to help players get scholarships and make D-I and D-III college commitments. D-I Former Aberdeen Wings Players - G Zach Nagelvoort (University of Michigan Wolverines) - D Steven Johnson (University of Minnesota Golden Gophers) - F Peter Krieger (University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks) - F Justin Parizek (University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks) - F Stephen Obarzanek (University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves) - F Cory Ward (Bemidji State University Beavers) - D Taylor Richart (Miami University (OH) Redhawks) - D Geoff Ferguson (Dartmouth University) - F Cody Marooney (University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers)

Current Aberdeen Wings players with D-1 college commitments. - D Jake Horton (University of Massachusetts) - F Jordan Heller (Bemidji State University Beavers) - F TJ Roo (Bemidji State University Beavers) - F Erik Baskin (Air Force Academy Falcons) - F Colin O'Neill (University of Massachusetts-Lowell Riverhawks)

Season Records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2010-11 58 20 34 4 44 166 219 829 6th, Central did not qualify
2011-12 60 29 24 7 65 187 177 738 4th, Central lost in 1st Round
2012-13 60 23 30 7 53 157 224 849 5th, Central did not qualify

2012-2013 Coaching Staff[edit]

Head Coach Travis Winter
Assistant Coach Francis Anzalone


Updated January 7, 2014.[1]

# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
8 United States Drew Doyon F R 5' 11" 190 lbs. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
9 United States Patrick Steinhauser F R 5' 8" 165 lbs. Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
11 United States TJ Roo F R 5' 11" 175 lbs. Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA
12 United States Austin Heakins F R 6' 3" 185 lbs Mars, Pennsylvania, USA
14 Germany Erik Gollenbeck F R 5' 9" 165 lbs. Mannheim, Germany
15 United States Jordan Heller F R 6' 0" 180 lbs. Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
16 United States Kyle Haak F L 6' 0" 175 lbs. Okemos, Michigan, USA
17 United States Davis DeKorte F L 6' 1" 185 lbs. Dewitt, Michigan, USA
18 United States Austin Swingle F R 6' 2" 205 lbs. Sartell, Minnesota, USA
19 United States Colin O'Neill F L 5' 11" 185 lbs. Odenton, Maryland, USA
21 Iceland Bjorn Sigurdarson F L 5' 11" 175 lbs. Reykjavik, Iceland
22 United States Zach Doerring F L 6' 4" 190 lbs. Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA
24 United States Jonathan Grebosky F R 5' 11" 185 lbs. Oakdale, Pennsylvania, USA
25 Germany Lennart Palausch F L 6' 0" 200 lbs. Mannheim, Germany
27 United States Erik Baskin F R 6' 3" 220 lbs. Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA
# Player Pos. Shoots Height Weight Place of Birth
2 United States Ryan Cook D R 6' 3" 200 lbs. Buffalo, New York, USA
3 United States Daniel Billett D R 6' 1" 185 lbs. Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA
4 United States Jake Horton D R 5' 11" 190 lbs. Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
7 United States Matt Brettingen D R 6' 1" 195 lbs. St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
10 United States Tanner Okeson D L 6' 2" 190 lbs. Roseau, Minnesota, USA
20 United States Dillon Eichstadt D L 6' 0" 170 lbs. Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
23 United States Derek Famula D L 6' 1" 180 lbs. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
# Player Pos. Catches Height Weight Place of Birth
1 United States Chad Catt G 5' 10" 185 lbs. Williamstown, Michigan, USA
30 United States Henry Dill G 6' 2" 205 lbs. Columbus, Ohio, USA


  1. ^ "Aberdeen Wings- Team - Roster". Aberdeen Wings. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

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