BRUINS ALUMNI REPORT: DuFault Commits, Playoff Updates

AHL: Eamon McAdam (Bruins ’10-11) got his 9th win of the season for Bridgeport on Thursday, making 34 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Toronto Marlies north of the border.

NCAA DI: Jason Pawloski (Bruins ’12-13) got both wins against Alaska in the WCHA Quarterfinal Round to advance the Minnesota State Mavericks into the semis. Pawloski posted a 23 save shutout in a 3-0 win Friday before turning around and stopping 29 of 30 in game two as the Mavericks won 4-1. Next up for Mankato is Michigan Tech in the WCHA Semis, beginning Friday. In other goalie alumni news, Jake Kielly (Bruins ’14-15) beat RPI twice (7-4 and 4-2) in the ECAC First Round for Clarkson, who will play Cornell in the next round. Josh Wilkins (Bruins ’14-15) was in on all three goals – scoring one and adding two assists as Providence shut out Massachusetts 3-0 in game one of the Hockey East Opening Round. They’d complete the sweep by winning game two, 5-1. Alex Jasiek (Bruins ’14-15) picked up an assist in Dartmouth’s ECAC First Round loss to Yale: 6-1 and 3-2/OT losses.

NCAA DIII: Tanner DuFault (Bruins ’16-17) made a commitment to St. John’s University. The Johnnies play in Collegeville, MN as a part of the MIAC. They play their home games at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud. The Kasson born forward joined the Bruins in October and had 10 points in 25 games before suffering a season ending injury just after the New Year. He spent part of three seasons in Kenai River before coming to the Bruins.

USHL: Austin Rueschhoff (Bruins ’15-16) scored twice in a span of four days, netting a goal in Dubuque’s 5-2 win over Bloomington on Thursday and another in their 5-3 victory against Green Bay on Sunday. Riese Zmolek (Bruins ‘14-15) entered the weekend with one goal and came out with three as he scored in each of Cedar Rapids’ games against Madison and Sioux City. It’s been a tough season for the RoughRiders, but Zmolek has captained them well, outlines in a story form The Gazette.