Bruins sweep Aberdeen on Leclerc’s game-winning goal

Published 10:03 pm Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Austin Bruins used another big second period to lock up a sweep over Aberdeen (22-14-2 overall) when they beat the Wings 3-2 in Riverside Arena Saturday.

Austin (26-11-1 overall) took the lead for good when Guillame Leclerc scored the game-winning goal with 2:36 left in the game.

The Bruins fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but they battled back in the second period. Austin out-shot Aberdeen 25-4 in that period and Eli May and Lucas Kohls each scored goals.

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Dillon Kelley had 28 saves for Austin.

The Bruins now have 53 points and they lead Bismarck (50 points) in the NAHL Central Division. Austin is now 18-1 at Riverside Arena this season.


Aberdeen 2 0 0 — 2

Austin 0 2 1 — 3

First period

(AB) Jake Horton (Jordan Heller, Kyle Haak) 16:34

(AB) Heller (TJ Roo, Haak) 19:34

Second period

(A) Eli May (Cory Dunn, Austin Nelson) 6:25

(A) Lucas Kohls (Kody Reuter, Trey Dodd) 10:32

Third period

(A) Guillaume Leclerc (Casey Jerry, Alex Petersson) 17:24

Power plays: Austin — 0-for-2; Aberdeen — 0-for-4