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Minotauros fend off Bruins in the third

The Austin Bruins had to settle for a weekend split with the Minot Minotauros (23-12-1-5 overall) after they lost 5-2 in Minot Saturday.

Josef Mysak scored his second goal of the night to bring the Bruins (22-13-2-4 overall) within 3-2 in the third period, but Minot added two empty net goals to ice the game.

Austin 0 1 1 – 2
Minot 1 1 3 – 5

First period
(M) Cody Sherman (Braeden Bartoo, Jack Westlund) 18:11

Second period
(A) Josef Mysak (Hugh Larkin, Carson Riddle) (power play) 7:30
(M) Kevin Ness (Will Crull, Cade Stibbe) 18:24

Third period
(M) Dan Russell (Kyler Kleven, Jay Buchholz) 3:51
(A) Mysak (Connor Mylymok, Riddle) 13:07
(M) Andranik Armstrong-Kingkade (empty net) 19:07
(M) Cade Stibbe (Bartoo, Sherman) (empty net) 19:42

Shots: Austin – 26; Minot – 27
Power plays: Austin – 1-for-3; Minot – 0-for-4