Bruins surge past Wilderness in OT

Published 12:47 pm Monday, February 25, 2019

The Austin Bruins swept a weekend series from the Minnesota Wilderness (23-19-3-2 overall) when they won 4-3 in overtime on the road Saturday.

Jed Pietila scored the game-winning goal for Austin (26-15-0-6 overall) in the OT period.

Austin scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation and Ben Almquist scored to tie the game at 3-3 with 13 seconds left in regualtion.

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Kyle McClellan had 24 saves for Austin.

Austin 0 1 2 1 – 4
Wilderness 1 1 1 0 – 3

First period
(M) Dylan Johnson (Ondrej Trejbal, Luke Dow) (power play) 11:22

Second period
(A) Ben Almquist (Ian Mageau, Garrett Dahm) 6:14
(M) Jack Johnson (Tyler Watkins) 18:50

Third period
(M) Andrew Troy (Brandon McNamara, Kaleb Johnson) 9:49
(A) Dante Sheriff (Pietila, Garrett Dahm) 17:10
(A) Ben Almquist (Sheriff, Dante Zapata) 19:47

(A) Jed Pietila (Kyle Herbster, Zapata) 2:02

Shots: Austin – 28; Wilderness – 27
Power plays: Austin – 0-for-2; Wilderness 1-for-3