Bruins Rally Garret Patrick Records First NAHL Victory
The Bruins were back in action as they continued their road series against the Bismarck Bobcats. The Bobcats bested the Bruins 2-0 as Nickolaj Rosenthal had both goals for the cats. Garret Patrick made his Austin debut after Keegan Asmundson was ejected after a line brawl. The Bobcats entered action this Saturday in 3rd place in the Central Division. The Bruins came into action tied for 5th place in the Central. The opening frame from the VFW in Bismarck North Dakota was not the start the Bruins hoped for. The Bobcats scored 1:09 into the first. Next the Bobcats scored on the power play courtesy of Emerson Avuenshine. In transition it was Jordan Greenberg who answered back for the Bruins, assisting on the goal was Charlie Adams. The Bruins were outshot in the opening period 16-7; the Bruins trailed 1-2 at the first intermission. The second period the Bruins started swiftly as Chase McDonald was set up by Cody Hotchkin tying the contest at two. The Bobcats got their third goal of the night as Donald Olivieri scored an unassisted goal. Making it a two goal gap was Matt Gates on the power play, the Bobcats led 4-2 after two periods of play. For the second night in a row Garret Patrick came in for relief, this time for an injured AJ Underwood. The third period from the VFW was much like the beginning of the second, the Bruins picked up the intensity. Charlie Adams scored an unassisted goal making it a one goal game. The Bruins fought to the end scoring with just 11 seconds in the period. The power play goal was Cody Hotchkin getting in the mix, Charlie Adams had the assist. With the Bruins tying the game at four the game went to overtime. With no result in overtime the contest went to a shootout. Cody Hotchkin cruised in and shot it past Bobcats goaltender Tommy Burke. Garret Patrick made two unbelievable saves in the shootout, one with the stick and one with the glove. The Hudson native recorded his first victory in the North American Hockey League. The Bruins end the weekend with a split against the defending Robertson Cup Champion Bismarck Bobcats. Catch the Bruins next at Riverside Arena as they face off against the Alexandria Blizzard next Friday night. Drop of the puck is slated for 7:30 tune into Fast Hockey.com for live play by play.