Minot knocks off Austin Bruins in double OT

Published 11:23 pm Friday, May 4, 2018

The Austin Bruins didn’t go out without a fight, but their season came to an end when they lost to Minot in a 2-1 loss in double overtime in game three of the NAHL Central Division Finals in Minot Friday.

The No. 4 seeded Minotauros were able to wrap up the sweep and advance to the Robertson Cup when Nolan Sawchuk scored just under two minutes into the second overtime.

Austin held a brief 1-0 lead in the second period when Valdemar Ahlberg scored, but Minot’s Kennan Lund scored just 20 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1.

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Alex Schilling had 40 saves in his final game as a Bruin.

Austin 0 1 0 0 0 – 1
Minot 0 1 0 0 1 – 2
First period
No scoring
Second period
(A) Valdemar Ahlberg 4:58
(A) Kennan Lund (Nolan Sawchuk) 5:18
Third period
No scoring
(M) Nolan Sawchuch 1:24
Shots: Austin — 37; Minot — 42
Power plays: Austin — 0-for-2; Minot — 0-for-5