Bruins start slow and fall to Chill in Riverside

Published 10:08 pm Friday, November 6, 2015

Austin Bruins’ goalie Kristofer Carlson looks back for the puck during the first period against Coulee Region Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin Bruins’ goalie Kristofer Carlson looks back for the puck during the first period against Coulee Region Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

For the second straight night, the Austin Bruins allowed three goals in the first period and for the second straight game they came up on the short end of the scoreboard.

The Bruins (9-8-1 overall) lost 6-2 to the Coulee Region Chill (5-9 overall) in Riverside Arena Friday.

The Austin Bruins’ Jacob Paganelli just misses a second-period goal against Coulee Region Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

The Austin Bruins’ Jacob Paganelli just misses a second-period goal against Coulee Region Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin Reuschhoff scored to pull the Bruins within 3-2 late in the third period, but former Austin Bruin Dominik Florian put the Chill up 4-2 when he scored a goal with eight seconds left in the second period.

Austin had a one-timer stopped that would’ve made it 4-3 in the third and the Chill took the puck and Isaac Theisen scored in transition to put the game away.

Austin forward Luke Forfar, who is one of the few veterans on the team, scored a goal to make it 1-1 in the first period. He said some of the younger players are still coming along.

“You try to tell them that any team can win on any night,” Forfar said. “They’re young and it’s a learning process. Same thing happened last year. It took us awhile to get the jump and it took us until Christmas before we started dominating.”

SCORING SUMMARY

Coulee 3 1 2 — 6

Austin 1 1 0 — 2

First period

(CR) Michael Wilson (Isaac Theisen) 6:17

The Austin Bruins AJ Drobot looks to shoot against Coulee Region’s Brady Ferner during the second period Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

The Austin Bruins AJ Drobot looks to shoot against Coulee Region’s Brady Ferner during the second period Friday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

(A) Luke Forfar (John Pesek, Dawson DiPietro) 11:30

(CR) Taylor Trapp (Niko Luka, Matt Doran) 16:06

(CR) Caleb Schroer (Alex Falconer) 17:49

Second period

(A) Austin Reuschhoff (Jan Stefka) 16:18

(CR) Dominik Florian (Theisen) 19:53

Third period

(CR) Theisen (Wilson) 13:05

(CR) Aussie Miller (Shane Kuzmeski, Scott Corbertt) 15:03

Shots: Austin — 34; Coulee — 38

Power plays: Austin — 0-for-3; Coulee — 0-for-5