Austin Bruins drop opener to Bobcats

Published 10:42 pm Friday, September 18, 2015

The Austin Bruins lost their first game of the season 6-3 to the Bismarck Bobcats on the road Friday.

Bismarck scored three goals in the second period to go up 4-1, but the Bruins pulled to within 4-3 when Griffin Slightam and Jan Stefka scored early in the third period.

The Bobcats put the game away with two late goals.

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Jacob Berger had 25 saves in the loss for Austin.


Austin 1 0 2 — 3

Bismarck 1 3 2 — 6

First period

(A) Logan Haskins (Gilbert Gabor, Paul O’Connor) 6:30

(B) Travis Wood (Willie Brown, Pieter Von Steinbergs)

Second period

(B) Aaron Herdt (Brown, Von Steinbergs) 5:14

(B) Harrison Aide (power play) (Wood, Joe Tyran) 17:14

(B) Herdt (Brown, Wood) 19:50

Third period

(A) Griffin Slightam (AJ Drobot, Justin Misiak) 2:38

(A) Jan Stefka (Austin Rueschhoff) 6:33

(B) Aide (power play) (Herdt, Brown) 9:03

(B) Wood (empty net) (Brown, Herdt) 19:24

Shots: Austin — 23; Bismarck — 31

Power plays; Austin — 0-for-4; Bismarck — 2-for-5