Bruins take two from Bulls to move back into first place

Published 10:18 am Monday, November 29, 2021

The Austin Bruins moved back into first place in the NAHL Central Division when they beat the North Iowa Bulls (13-6-0-2 overall) 5-3 in Riverside Arena Friday and topped the Bulls 4-1 in Mason City Saturday.

Carson Riddle had two goals in Saturday’s win for the Bruins (13-7-1-2 overall)

Michal Jasenec had two goals and two assists in Friday’s win and Hudson Hoges had 20 saves.

Saturday’s game

SCORING SUMMARY

Bruins 1 2 1 – 4

Bulls 0 0 1 – 1

First period

(A) Jack Malinski (Damon Furuseth, Jens Richards) (power play) 3:29

Second period

(A) Braidan Simmons-Fischer (Furuseth, Sutter Muzzatti) 12:42

(A) Carson Riddle (short handed, Michel Jasenec) 17:33

Third period

(NI) Carter Rapalje (Logan Dombrowsky, Sean Vlasich) :22

(A) Riddle (Jack Malinski, Jasenec) 1:54

Shots: Bruins – 28; Bulls – 28

Power plays: Bruins – 1-for-3; Bulls 0-for-5

Friday’s game

SCORING SUMMARY

Bulls 1 2 0  – 3

Bruins 1 3 1  – 5

First period

(NI) Michael Mesic (Logan Dombrowsky) 5:40

(A) Sutter Muzzatti (Ocean Wallace, Michal Jasenec) (power play) 12:11

Second period

(NI) Simone Dadie (Hunter Bulger, Greg Japchen) 2:01

(A) Gavin Morrissey (Muzzatti, Damon Furuseth) 2:43

(A) Furuseth (Jasenec) 9:34

(A) Jasenec (Muzzatti, Jens Richards) 11:54

Third period

(A) Jasenec (Wallace, Richards) 17:41 

Shots: Bruins – 22; Bulls – 23

Power plays: Bruins 1-for-3; Bulls – 0-for-1