Bruins drop season opener to Topeka

Published 9:39 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Austin Bruins had a late comeback fall short as they lost their season opener 5-4 to the Topeka Roadrunners in the Schwan Cup in Blaine Wednesday.

Topeka took an early 3-0 lead, but the Bruins (0-1 overall) bounced back and they pulled within 5-4 when Dan Petrick, who is from Willbraham, Mass., scored early in the third period.

Robbie Goor had 22 saves in the loss for Ausitn.

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Austin 0  3  1  —  4

Topeka 3  2  0  —  5

First period

(T) Andrew Hart (short handed) (Marcus Russell) 7:05

(T) Jeff Makowski (Nick Granowicz) 10:53

(T) Makowski (power play) (Russell) 11:37

Second period

(A) Jan Stefka 7:06

(T) Makowski (DJ Busdeker) 7:49

(A) AJ Drobot (power play) (Stefka) 11:22

(A) Travis Kothenbeutel (short handed) 12:26

(T) Marshall Bowery (Busdeker) 18:19

Third period

(A) Dan Petrick (power play) (Justin Misak) 1:55

Shots: Austin — 47; Topeka — 27

Power plays: Austin — 2-for-7; Topeka — 1-for-5