BRUINS ALUMNI REPORT: Wilkins Nets Two Game-Winners

Mar 13, 2018

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SPHL: Charlie Adams (Bruins ’10-12) continued his great season, with assists in each Pensacola weekend loss at Birmingham. That’s 34 points in 32 games for the former Bruin.

NCAA DI: The WCHA Quarterfinals took all three games, with Justin Misiak (Bruins ’15-17) and Michigan Tech topping two other Bruins alumni of Minnesota State-Mankato. Ian Scheid (Bruins ’14-15) picked up an assist for the Mavericks in their 2-1 game one win, but the Huskies stormed back to win the next two, with Misiak opening the scoring en route to 4-2 win on Saturday. Game three required overtime and Tech pulled out the 2-1 win, advancing to the Semis against Northern Michigan. After a rocky end to their regular season, Clarkson started their playoff series against Colgate with a 2-1 loss but pulled out wins on Saturday and Sunday to advance to the ECAC Hockey Semifinals. Jake Kielly (Bruins ’14-15) posted a 19-save shutout on Saturday and stopped 32 of 33 Sunday in 3-0 and 5-1 wins. Nico Sturm (Bruins ’14-15) totaled three assists on the weekend and is second on the team in scoring with 36 points in his Sophomore year. Next up for the Golden Knights is a meeting with in Lake Placid, NY with Harvard, who took down Alex Jasiek (Bruins ’14-15) and the Darmouth Big Green in two games. Jasiek finished the series with one assist. Josh Wilkins (Bruins ’14-15) and Providence played a hard-fought series with Maine, prevailing with the sweep in two one-goal games. On Friday, with the game tied at three late in the third, Wilkins scored the game-winner at 16:50, completing two-point night after an assist earlier in the game. On Saturday, the Friars built a 3-0 lead with Wilkins scoring a power play goal to cap it. That goal would also turn out to be a game winner as Maine got two back but Providence held on, 3-2. They’ll take on Northeastern in the Hockey East Semis in Boston. Jade Miller (Bruins ’14-16) and the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs got the best of Dawson DiPietro (Bruins ’15-16), Austin Rueschhoff (Bruins ’15-16), and Western Michigan with back-to-back shutout wins in the NCHA Quarterfinals, 5-0 and 2-0. Miller assisted on Saturday’s game-winner. Duluth takes on defending National Champion Denver in St. Paul on Friday. DiPietro took home an NCHC All-Conference Honorable Mention last Wednesday. On the other side of the NCHC bracket, St. Cloud will oppose Johnny Simonson (Bruins ’11-13) and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks, who took down Nebraska-Omaha in two games, 4-0 and 4-3/OT. Simonson had an assist on Saturday’s opening goal.

NCAA DIII: A pair of former Bruins scored goals for Augsburg in their 3-1 win over Marian in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday. Luke Dietsch (Bruins ’13-15) got the scoring started, and Drew Anderson (Bruins ’12-14) finished it with an empty-netter. Anderson had a point on all three goals. Augsburg will take on DIII powerhouse St. Norbert this weekend.

ACHA DI: Luke Forfar (Bruins ’14-16) scored the overtime winner over Ohio on Sunday to propel Illinois to the Semifinals where they knocked off top-ranked Minot State Monday and will play for the Championship against Adrian College tonight.