Bruins clinch Central Division titlePublished 11:04pm Friday, March 8, 2013
ONALASKA, WIS. – The Austin Bruins wrapped up their first division title in franchise history when they beat Coulee Region (15-31-5 overall) 5-3 on the road Friday.
The win puts Austin 18 points ahead of second place Bismarck with seven games remaining on the schedule. The Central Division title gives Austin home ice advantage throughout the NAHL Central Division playoffs, which begin in April.
Jay Dickman, AJ Reid and John Simonson all scored in the second period for the Bruins.
Jason Pawloski had 35 saves in the win for Austin (38-9-6 overall).
Austin 1 3 1 – 5
Coulee 1 1 1 – 3
(C ) Jesse Tredinnick (penalty shot) 14:32
(A) Grant Eichstadt (Jay Dickman, Drew Anderson) 18:50
(C ) Hunter Anderson (powerplay) (Brady Riesgraf, Mac Jansen) 2:43
(A) Dickman 14:06
(A) AJ Reid (powerplay) (Brandon Wahlin, Dickman) 18:56
(A) John Simonson (powerplay) (Cody Dixon, Wahlin) 19:22
(C ) Adam Lovick (Kevin Becker, Derek Smith) 15:09
(A) CJ Smith (empty net) (Reid, Dickman) 19:27
Shots: Austin – 32; Coulee -38
Powerplays: Austin – 2-for-5; Coulee – 1-for-6