Austin Bruins clinch a home series in win over Brookings
Published 9:57 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Austin Bruins clinched home ice in the first round of the NAHL Central playoffs when they beat Brookings (17-25-9 overall) 2-1 in Riverside Arena Wednesday night.
Nico Sturm had a first period goal for the Bruins (32-10-11 overall) and he assisted on a second period goal scored by Zach Kennedy to give Austin a 2-0 lead.
Evan Smith had 18 saves for Austin.
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The Bruins are now seven points ahead of second place Minot in the NAHL Central Division.
Brookings 0 0 1 — 1
Austin 1 1 0 — 2
(A) Nico Sturm (power play) (Brian Bachnak, JC Maclean) 3:48
(A) Zach Kennedy (Sturm, Jake Arroyo) 8:05
(B) Nate Colwell (Kristoffer Brun) 12:03
Shots: Austin — 27; Brookings — 19
Power plays: Austin — 1-for-5; Brookings — 0-for-3