Bruins drop game four, will play for trip to Robertson Cup Monday in Riverside

Published 5:26 pm Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Austin Bruins will have their season on the line Monday night.

The Bruins couldn’t overcome a slow start as they dropped game four of the NAHL Central Finals 4-3 on the road Saturday.

Minot and Austin will square off in a Robertson Cup qualifying game five in Riverside Arena 7:05 p.m. Monday night.

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On Saturday, the Minotauros scored three goals in the first period and Austin, which had 44 shots in the loss, trailed 4-1 after two periods. The Bruins pulled to within 4-3 when Alex Jasiek scored with 1:19 left, but they couldn’t find the equalizer.

Evan Smith stopped seven of 10 shots for Austin and Jake Kielly stopped 18 of 19 shots in relief.


Austin 1 0 2 – 3

Minot 3 1 0 – 4

First period

(M) Max Mettler (Nick Monfils) 0:35

(M) Jacob Howie (Troy Degler, Max Mettler) 3:45

(A) Liam Feeney (power play) (Cory Dunn, Alex Jasiek) 10:00

(M) Chase Springman (power play) (Nick Monfils, Jon Lizotte) 19:22

Second period

(M) Nate Poink (power play) (Colton Kramer, Casey Johnson) 6:11

(A) Jasiek (extra attacker) (Alex Pettersson, Nico Sturm) 18:41