CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisc. – The Bruins pulled out their second win of the season in Chippewa Falls, knocking off the Steel 3-1, and salvaging a split of the weekend home-and-home series.
For the second straight night, the Bruins and Steel battled quite evenly through the majority of the first period. Just like on Friday night, however, it was the Steel who struck first. Filip Dusek lofted a shot past Bruins goaltender Brett Miller on the power-play, Dusek’s second goal in as many nights, both with the extra man.
After that goal, it was all Bruins on the scoreboard. With under a minute left to go in the second period, Ian Mageau’s net-front battle proved beneficial as he gathered up a rebound off the end wall and slipped it past Steel netminder Josh Langford to tie the game at 1-1. In the third, Dante Sheriff notched his 10th goal of the season when his wrap-around was tucked neatly past the outstretched leg of Langford.
To add the icing, Josef Mysak added an empty-net insurance goal to bring the lead to 3-1. For Mysak, it was his second goal of the season and his second versus the Steel in Chippewa Falls.
Bruins netminder Brett Miller stopped 31 shots hurled in his direction en route to his fifth win of the season.
The Bruins are back in action against division rival Minot on Friday and Saturday at Riverside Arena in Austin. On Friday, November 30, the Bruins will be hosting Educator’s Appreciation Day where all educators will receive free admission. Then, on Saturday, it’s the teams annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear donation to the game to toss on the ice after the Bruins score their first goal. All teddy bears will be donated to the Salvation Army.
To get your tickets to the next two home games for the Bruins, stop by any one of the Bruins ticket vendors including, Hy-Vee, Games People Play, Holiday Inn Austin, and Jim’s Marketplace.