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Cougars skate past Packer boys

The Austin boys hockey team lost to Mankato East (10-12-1 overall, 6-5 Big Nine) 12-3 in Riverside Arena Thursday.

Austin trailed 7-0 before Bubba Grunewald scored halfway through the second period. Grunewald added a second goal late in the game and Kaleb Ree also scored for the Packers (1-19 overall, 0-13 Big Nine).

Austin had 30 shots on goal and Brayden Klapperick had 39 saves.

The Packers have now lost 13 games in a row and they have four games remaining in the regular season.

Austin’s Jameson Johnson skates past Mankato East’s Layten Liffrig in Riverside Arena Thursday. Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com