Wings push Bruins to the brink of elimination

Published 7:52 am Monday, April 15, 2019

The Austin Bruins officially have their backs to the wall.

No. 4 seeded Austin is now one loss from having its season come to an end after it fell to the Aberdeen Wings 6-2 in game two of the NAHL Central Division semifinals in Aberdeen Saturday.

The Wings scored three goals in the first six minutes of the contest to take control early on.

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Kyle McClellan stopped 30 of the 34 shots he saw in net for Austin.

The Bruins now trail the Wings 2-0 in the best-of-five series and they will put their season on the line when they host Aberdeen in Riverside Arena at 7:25 p.m. Friday. Game four would be at 7:25 p.m. in Riverside and game five would be in Aberdeen at 7:15 p.m. Monday.


Austin 0 2 0 – 2
Aberdeen 4 0 2 – 6

First period
(AB) Jonathan Bendorf (Dalton Weigel, Adam Pitters) :21
(AB) Nic Sicoly (Joe Strada, Riley Murphy) 4:14
(AB) Brad Belisle (John Slaidc, Stepan Pokorny) 5:43
(AB) Pokorny (Weigel, Belisle) (power play) 13:41

Second period
(A) Jared Christy (Devon Fields) 16:00
(A) Kyle Herbster (Josef Mysak, Dante Sheriff) 19:24

Third period
(AB) Colton Huard (Tim Makowski) (empty net) 18:38
(AB) Connor Beatty (Shawn Kennedy) (empty net) 19:09

Shots: Austin – 26; Aberdeen – 36
Power plays: Austin – 0-for-2; Aberdeen – 1-for-7