Bruins end losing streak with shootout win over Minotauros
The Austin Bruins saw a third period lead disappear, but they recovered and beat the Minot Minotaurs (14-12-3-2 overall) 4-3 in a shootout to end a four-game losing streak in Riverside Arena Friday.
Alex Schilling stopped both of the shots he saw in the shootout for Austin (15-10-1-4 overall) and Dante Zapata and Xander Lamppa scored in the shootout.
Minot forced the OT when Rykr Cole scored with 6:07 left in the third.
Schilling had 25 saves for Austin.
Minot 1 1 1 0 0 — 3
Austin 1 2 0 0 1 — 4
(M) Michael Talbot (Fritz Belisle, Sam Fuss) 9:06
(A) Travis Kothenbeutel (Evan Cholak, Dan Patrick) (power play) 18:00
(A) Cholak (Kothenbeutel) 5:30
(M) Fuss (Miroslav Much, Nolan Sawchuk) (power play) 9:07
(M) Rykr Cole (Austin Dollimer) (short handed) 13:53
Shots: Austin — 35; Minot — 28
Power plays: Austin — 1-for-3; Minot — 1-for-3