Bruins fall to Wichita Falls

Published 11:07 am Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Austin Bruins wrapped up the NAHL Showcase with a 4-1 loss to Wichita Falls in Blaine Saturday.

The Bruins (1-3 overall) fired off 46 shots, but didn’t connect until the third period, when Brandon Wahlin netted his fourth goal of the Showcase to make it a 3-1 game.

The Bruins came up empty on all seven of their power plays and the Wildcats scored one shorthanded goal.

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Tyler Bruggeman took the loss in the net for Austin as he had 29 saves.

Austin 0 0 1 — 1

Wichita 1 2 1 — 4

First period

(W) Austin Adduono (Brennan Parker, Nick Szopinski) 18:35

Second period

(W) Tyler Brunteau (shorthanded) (Chris Pontello) 2:40

(W) Nathan Chasteen (powerplay) 18:36

Third period

(A) Brandon Wahlin (John Kirby, Trevor Waldoch) 15:35

(W) Tanner Fahlstedt (Dennis Kravchenko) 18:22

Powerplays: Austin — 0-for-7; Wichita Falls — 1-for-1