Bruins blast Chill 6-3Published 9:33pm Monday, November 12, 2012
ONALASKA, WIS. — Brandon Wahlin scored two goals and had an assist and the Austin Bruins blasted 47 shots as they beat the Coulee Region Chill (3-11-4 overall) to snap a two-game losing streak on the road Monday.
The Bruins (13-3-2 overall) took a 4-3 lead with 15:22 left in the game when John Simonson scored a powerplay goal and AJ Reid pushed the lead to 5-3 eight minutes later when he netted a goal.
Scott Nelson and CJ Smith each scored second period goals to put the Bruins up 3-2, but Travis Underwood scored for the Chill to tie up at 3-3 with 8:12 left in the third.
Austin goalie Jason Pawloski stayed unbeaten on the season as he picked up his fifth win, while stopping 32 shots.
With his effort on Monday, Whalin, a native of White Bear Lake, Minn., now has a team-leading 24 points in 17 games. He had 40 points in 57 games last season.
Wahlin is tied for sixth place in the NAHL with his 24 points and he is tied for the most points in the Central Division.
Austin 1 2 3 — 6
Coulee 1 2 0 — 3
(A) Brandon Wahlin (John Simonson) 1:10
(C) Garrett Hendrickson (Mac Jansen) 11:27
(C) Andy Faust (Mike McMahon) 1:45
(A) Scott Nelson (Cody Dixon) 5:33
(A) CJ Smith (powerplay) (Joey Caprio) 11:48
(C) Travis Underwood (powerplay) (Faust) 15:13
(A) John Simonson (powerplay) (Cody Dixon, Wahlin) 4:38
(A) AJ Reid (Jay Dickman, Nate Mondry) 12:22
(A) Brandon Wahlin (penalty shot) 17:00
Shots: Austin — 47; Coulee — 35
Powerplays: Austin — 2-for-7; Coulee — 1-for-8