Mella’s goal lifts Bruins over Brookings

Published 10:07 pm Friday, March 9, 2018

The Austin Bruins came up with a late goal to beat Brookings (19-26-2-4 overall) 5-4 in Riverside Arena Friday.

Alex Mella netted the game-winning goal for the Bruins (28-16-2-4 overall) with 13:52 left in the game.

Mads Soogard stopped 10 of the 14 shots he saw for Austin and Alex Schilling stopped all four of the shots he saw in relief.

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Brookings 1 3  0    4

Austin 2 2  1    5

First period

(A) Dan Petrick (Evan Cholak, Travis Kothenbuetel) (power play) 9:20

(B) Josh Boyer (Vince Marino, Ryan Dickinson) (short handed) 14:13

(A) Che Landikusic (Justin Brandt, Valdemar Ahlberg) 16:21

Second period

(B) Max Sasson (Doug Larson, Cameron Teamor) (power play) 3:41

(A) Petrick (Kothenbeutel, Devon Fields) (power play) 9:18

(A) Xander Lamppa (Andy Willis, Jaden Shields) 13:23

(B) Derek Hammer (Cam Babiak, Gabreil Wahl) 14:28

(B) Derek Hammer (Parker Revering, Gabriel Wahl) (power play) 19:46

Third period

(A) Alex Mella (Evan Cholak, Kothenbetuel) (power play) 6:08

Power plays: Austin — 3-for-5; Brookings — 2-for-4

Shots: Austin — 31; Brookings — 18