Bruins can’t hang on against Minotauros

Published 11:09 pm Friday, January 9, 2015

The Austin Bruins let a late lead slip away as they lost 3-2 to the Minot Minotauros (23-8-4 overall) in Riverside Arena Friday.

The Bruins (18-9-9 overall) led 2-1 in the third period when Minot’s Nick Monfils scored a power play goal with 3:46 left to force overtime.

In the shootout, Minot made three of five goals and Austin made two of five goals.

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Luke Forfar had both of Austin’s goals in the second period and Jake Kielly had 21 saves for Austin.

Minot 0 1 1 0 1 — 3

Austin 0 2 0 0 0 — 2


First period

No scoring

Second period

(A) Luke Forfar (Josh Wilkins) 3:50

(A) Forfar 5:45

(M) Casey Johnson (power play) (Jacob Dittel) 11:32

Third period

(M) Nick Monfils (power play) (Casey Johnson, James Mathias) 16:14


No scoring

Shots: Austin — 22; Minot — 24

Power plays: Austin — 0-for-8; Minot — 2-for-9