Piehler nets hat trick as Bruins sweep Bobcats

Published 1:50 pm Monday, November 7, 2016

The Austin Bruins completed a weekend sweep over Bismarck (8-6-1 overall) when they beat the Bobcats 5-2 in Riverside Arena Saturday.

Michael Piehler, a forward from Plano, Texas, had a breakout second period as he scored all three of his goals in an eight-minute stretch. Piehler had just two goals before Saturday’s win.

Alex Schilling had 18 saves in the win for Austin (7-7-1 overall).

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Bismarck 1 0 1  —  2

Austin 0 4 1  —  5

First period

(B) Parker Mismash (Tobias Fladeby, Jordan Fralich) ( power play) 11:30

Second period

(A) Michael Piehler (Cole Lawrence, Charlie Spetz) 6:53

(A) Jon Richards (Cooper Sande) 10:45

(A) Piehler (Sande) 14:15

(A) Piehler (Taylor Lantz, Logan Haskins) 14:44

Third period

(B) Zach Kennedy (Fladeby, Tanner Vescio) 4:50

(A) Evan Cholak (short handed) 6:01

Power plays: Austin — 0-for-7; Bismarck — 1-for-5

Shots: Austin — 39; Bismarck — 20