Special Delivery: Bruins win 5-2

Published 10:38 pm Friday, November 19, 2010

Austin's Cody Hotchkin faces off with Coulee Region's Lucas Dillon during the second period Friday night at Riverside Arena. - Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

The Austin Bruins dominated special teams play as they racked up two powerplay goals and two shorthanded goals in a 5-2 win over Coulee Region (10-5-2 overall) in Riverside Arena Friday.

Austin forward Charlie Adams tied the game early in the second period when he deked the goalie and scored stick side on a shorthanded breakaway.

Then he gave the Bruins (7-12 overall) the lead for good when he slapped in a one-timer to score on a five-on-three Bruins powerplay.

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“That was one of the prettiest goals I’ve seen in junior hockey,” Austin head coach Chris Tok said of the powerplay score. “I think every guy touched the puck and they were all hard crisp passes all the way to the back of the net. You don’t draw those up, that’s just the players making plays.”

Austin's Jadin Martin chases Coulee Region's Zac Frischmon behind the net during the second period Friday night at Riverside Arena. - Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Jeremy Finger knocked in a shorthanded goal after Alex Tesenky found him from behind the net to make it 4-1 near the end of the third and Adams slapped in a power play goal give himself a hat trick in the third period.

“If coach asks someone to step up, I’ll definitely try to and I did that tonight,” said Adams, a forward from White Bear Lake, Minn. who leads the team with nine goals this season. “We worked hard in practice and our line’s starting to click. Hopefully we can get on track. It’s a huge win for us.”

While the Bruins’ offense was finding it’s groove, their rookie goalie was holding his own. Despite allowing a goal on a one-timer just three minutes into his first start for Austin, Eamon McAdam recovered and finished with 35 saves to get the win.

“That first goal was a nice play by them on a two-on-one,” Tok said. “He actually got a piece of it and it wasn’t a bad goal that went in. For a young kid being scored on right away in his first junior game, he did a great job and he kept us in the game.”

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Austin and Tok is hoping his team can learn to bring it every night like they did on Friday.

“They executed their own gameplan pretty well (tonight) and they can take ownership in that,” he said. “There’s signs that this team can be very effective, but they have to figure out how to be consistent and show up every night.”


Coulee 1 1 0 — 2

Austin 1 3 1 — 5

First period

(C) James Hughes (Nathan Trannel, Chris Hughes) 3:00

(A) Jordan Greenberg (Sam Olson, Connor Quinn) 17:33

Second period

(C) Micky Knox (powerplay) (Berkley Scott, Connor Gaarder) 1:10

(A) Charlie Adams (shorthanded) (Jordan Greenberg, Mathieu Maret) 7:37

(A) Adams (powerplay) (Greenberg, Alex Tesenky) 10:48

(A) Jeremy Finger (shorthanded) (Tesenky, John Kirby) 19:33

Third period

(A) Adams (powerplay) (Maret, Kirby) 7:45

Shots: Austin — 27; Coulee Region — 37

Powerplays: Austin — 2-for-6; Coulee Region — 1-for-7