CLOQUET, MN – The Wilderness power play was clipping at over 30% at home this season entering Thursday's season series finale with the Bruins. A 2 for 3 performance made the difference as Tristan Rostagno scored twice to lead the defending Robertson Cup champs to the season sweep.
It was Brett Heikkila scoring first at 4:36 of the first, set up by Koby Bender. That turned out to be the only goal of the frame, with the Wilderness holding a 12-3 shot advantage. Rostagno got his first of two at 10:50 of the 2nd, set up by Aaron Miller and Tyler Vold on the power play. Before the period ended, Austin Rueschhoff scored to make it 2-1, cashing a shot off a Miha Zajc face off win. The score was 2-1 Wilderness at the end of two.
It took the Bruins just 1:05 to tie the game in the 3rd, when Dawson DiPietro redirected a Will Riedell shot home. After two unsuccessful Bruins power plays, Rostagno cashed in his 2nd goal of the game with 7:34 left. The Bruins struggled to move the puck up ice in the final minute and Alex Toscano found the empty net for the 4-2 final.
Kris Carlson made 27 saves in a losing effort while Luke Kania made 24 for the win. The Bruins return home to host Aberdeen Friday and Saturday night at Riverside Arena for a pair of 7:05 faceoffs.