Bruins close out regular season with a win

Published 6:29 pm Sunday, March 31, 2013

ONALASKA, WIS. — The Austin Bruins finished their regular season with a 5-1 win over Coulee Region (16-39-5 overall) on the road Saturday.

Jason Pawloski stopped 34 shots for Austin (42-11-7 overall), while Nate Mondry, Josh Bretner and AJ Reid all had a goal and an assist.

The Bruins will open the first round of the NAHL Central Division playoffs when they host Minot April 13 and April 14 at 7:05 p.m. in Riverside Arena for the first two games in a best-of-five series.

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Austin 2 2 1 — 5

Coulee 0 0 1 — 1

First period

(A) Jay Dickman (AJ Reid, Grant Eichstadt) 1:34

(A) Reid (Travis Maxwell, Chris Fischer) 14:49

Second period

(A) Nate Mondry (Joey Caprio, Brandon Wahlin) 1:33

(A) Josh Bretner (Easton Vitala, Mondry) 13:56

Third period

(A) CJ Smith (powerplay) (Caprio, Bretner) 3:07

(B) Andy Faust (Sean Lang, Mac Jensen) 18:31

Shots: Austin — 49; Coulee — 35

Powerplays: Austin — 1-for-4; Coulee — 0-for-4