ST. CLOUD, MN – The Bruins would battle back in St. Cloud to force overtime, but the Norsemen would win it in the extra frame to gain the extra point.
In the second game of the weekend home-and-home series, the Bruins would travel up to St. Cloud. Walter Zacher would get his 8th goal of the season fifty-three seconds into the 1st period while on the Chad Thomas Thrivent Financial Power Play to give the Bruins an early 1-0 lead. St. Cloud would answer back with one of their own on the Power Play, as Kade Peterson would tie it up at 1-1 at the 4:35 mark of the period and would remain that way at the end of the 1st period.
Chase Freiermuth would make it a 2-1 lead for the Norsemen on his 9th goal of the season, as he would snipe one past Bruins goalie, Ethan Robertson. 4:31 later, Anthon Menghini would sneak a shot past the five-hole of Tomas Bolo, his 10th of the season, to tie the game back up at 2-2 after the 2nd period of play. Broten Sabo for the Norsemen would find a feed from Peyton Hanson to rocket a shot back door of Robertson to give St. Cloud back a one-goal lead. Menghini would get his 2nd of the night, of a pass from Nick Catalano to beat Bolo top glove to tie the game up at 3-3 and force overtime.
Both teams would earn a point by going into the overtime frame, but St. Cloud would come away with the extra point, ad Ryan O’Neill would get one past Robertson to seal the deal in a 4-3 win for the Norsemen. Robertson would stop 28 of the 32 shots he would face.
Both teams will meet again next weekend, with Friday night back in St. Cloud and Saturday at Riverside Arena. Tickets for Saturday’s game are on sale now by heading to AustinBruins.com.