Bruins stay in the hunt for the No. 3 seed with a win

Published 9:31 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

The Austin Bruins picked up a much needed victory as they topped the Bismarck Bobcats (33-21-3-2 overall) 3-0 in Riverside Arena Friday.

Garrett Dahm put the Bruins (32-21-0-6 overall) on the board in the second period and he put Austin up 2-0 with a goal early in the third period. Dahm finished with a hat trick when he scored his 14th goal of the season on an empty netter with 11 seconds left.

Austin’s Terry Ryder rides Bismarck’s Adam Stacho into the boards during the first period Friday night in Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/

Kyle McClellan stopped all 31 of the shots he saw to pick up the shutout.

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Austin will close out the regular season when it hosts the Bobcats at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. With a win in that game, the Bruins would most likely move into the No. 3 seed in the NAHL Central Division playoffs, setting up a first round series with Minot.


Bismarck 0 0 0    0

Austin 0 1 2    3

First period

No scoring

Second period

(A) Garett Dahm (Ben Almquist) 11:49

Third period

(A) Dahm (Dante Sheriff, Adam Szubert) 2:20

(A) Garrett Dahm (Carson Riddle) (empty net) 19:49

Shots: Bismarck — 31; Austin — 24

Power plays: Austin — 0-for-0; Bismarck — 0-for-0