Bruins hold off Blizzard as Lehr stops 40 shots

Published 9:59 pm Friday, October 4, 2013

The Austin Bruins overcame a late flurry of shots by Brookings (0-6-1 overall) as they won 4-1 in Brookings, S.D. Friday.

The Blizzard out-shot Austin (6-1 overall) 33-9 in the last two periods, but Austin goalie Nick Lehr was at his best as he stopped 40 shots in the win.

Brennan Sanford, a forward from Holt, Mich., and Brian Bachnak, a forward from Riverview, Michigan, each scored two goals in the win for Austin.

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Bruins 2 1 1 — 4

Brookings 0 0 1 — 1

First period

(A) Brennan Sanford (Josh Bretner) 1:11

(A) Sanford (Jake Arroyo) 9:46

Second period

(A) Brian Bachnak (Guillaume Leclerc, Lucas Kohls) 15:11

Third period

(B) Nick DeCenzo (Evan Hesse) 6:22

(A) Bachnak (empty net) (Jay Dickman) 19:00

Powerplays: Austin — 0-for-5; Brookings — 1-for-6

Shots: Austin — 29; Brookings — 41