Bruins beat Brookings 4-1

Published 10:24 pm Friday, November 16, 2012

Austin's Jake Flynn challenges Brookings' Cody Marooney against the boards in the first period Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/

The Austin Bruins took sole possession of first place in the NAHL Central Division when they beat the Brookings Blizzard (13-5 overall) 4-1 in Riverside Arena Friday night.

Riley Colvard scored a shorthanded goal in the second period to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead and they never looked back.

Austin's Riley Colvard celebrates his second-period goal against Brookings Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/

Nicholas Lehr had 18 saves in the win for Austin (14-3-2 overall).

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Brookings 0 1 0 – 1

Austin 1 1 2 – 4

First period

(A) AJ Reid (Nate Mondy, Cody Dixon) 4:14

Second period

(B) Shayne McLaughlin (Thomas Williams, Cody Maronney) 3:47

(A) Riley Colvard (shorthanded) (Jake Arroyo) 7:12

Third period

(A) John Simonson (Brandon Wahlin) 12:22

(A) Jay Dickman (empty net) (Nolan Kirley) 19:53

Shots: Austin – 23; Brookings – 19

Powerplays: Austin – 0-for-4; Brookings – 0-for-6