Chill take home ice from BruinsPublished 7:42am Sunday, March 25, 2012
One day after they finished off a two-game sweep of the NAHL Central Division’s champion, the Austin Bruins surrendered playoff home ice to the Chill (38-15-5 overall) when they lost 5-3 at Alexandria Sunday.
Alexandria’s Reid Sturos scored a shorthanded goal with 13 minutes left in the third period to give the Chill a 4-3 lead.
Austin (35-17-6 overall) had tied the game in the second when Jonathan Gehrt and Brandon Wahlin each scored in an eight-minute span.
Nicholas Lehr had 25 saves in the loss to Alexandria.
The Bruins will now have to play the first two games on the road of their upcoming five-game playoff series with Alexandria, which is set to start April 6.
On Saturday in Riverside Arena, Tyler Bruggeman made 48 saves and Charlie Adams and Trevor Waldoch each had a goal and an assist as the Bruins beat Bismarck (43-13-2 overall) 5-2 in
Austin 1 2 0 — 3
Alexandria 2 1 2 — 5
(AL) Thomas Williams (Sean Mostrom, Seth Ronsberg) 6:32
(A) CJ Smith (John Simonson, Chris Fischer) 11:16
(AL) Williams (powerplay) (Dylan Zink, Ried Sturos) 13:04
(AL) Hadyen Tapp (Aidan Cavallini, Matt Youso) 2:09
(A) Jonathan Gehrt (powerplay) (AJ Reid, Chase McDonald) 7:12
(A) Brandon Wahlin (Jeremy Finger, Matt Hansen) 15:57
(AL) Reid Sturos (shorthanded) (Williams, Youso) 7:00
(AL) Youso (Craig Lindegard, Gage Torrel) 14:45
Powerplays: Austin — 1-for-4; Alexandria — 1-for-5
Shots: Austin — 34; Alexandria — 30
Bismarck 1 1 0 — 2
Austin 1 2 2 — 5
(A) Matt Hansen (Jeremy Finger) 4:36
(B) Nicholas Miglio (Donald Olivierie, Ryan Callahan) 15:52
(B) Bryce Schmitt (Buster Hebda, Miglio) 3:42
(A) AJ Reid (Charlie Adams, Jonathan Gehrt) 5:33
(A) Adams (Trevor Waldoch) 17:13
(A) Waldoch (powerplay) (Brandon Wahlin, Chris Fischer) 19:05
(A) CJ Smith (empty net) (Finger) 19:49
Powerplays: Austin — 1-for-3; Bismarck — 0-for-3
Shots: Austin — 29; Bismarck — 50