Business Trip Successful, Bruins Sweep Minot to Close Out Six-Game Road Trip

Nov 5, 2022

MINOT, ND – Five wins out of six road games, 11 of 12 possible points, and sitting in first place in the division. The Bruins cap off their season-long six-game road trip with a 3-0 win and a weekend sweep of the Minotauros.

After a big comeback on Friday night, the Bruins looked to continue their momentum on Saturday night. Rookie netminder Trent Wiemken would get the start as Austin looked to complete the weekend sweep. The first seventeen minutes of the game would be scoreless until the Bruins would find them on the Chad Thomas Thrivent Financial Power Play as David Nesburg would be assessed a slashing minor. It wouldn’t be long until Josh Giuliani would collect his 5th goal of the season to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead into the intermission.

The second period would be scoreless, thanks to multiple big saves by Wiemken. The Power-Play success as of late for the Bruins would continue as leading rookie Jimmy Goffredo would rocket one past Minot goalie Dane Couture to give Austin a 2-0 lead. Late in the third, the physicality would pick up as Minot would crash the net of a shot from Nesburg. The call on the Ice would be signaled as a good goal until it was reviewed and overturned to preserve the Bruins’ 2-0 lead. Austin Salani would seal the deal, and the Hancock, Michigan native would walk home an empty netter to seal the 3-0 victory and the weekend sweep of Minot. Trent Wiemken would stop all 42 shots he would see to secure his first career NAHL shutout and his 5th win of the season.

The Bruins finally return home to the friendly confines of Riverside Arena next weekend as they host the Minotauros for Military Appreciation Weekend. On Friday the 11th, all Military personnel, active or retired, can enjoy free admission to the game, and on Saturday, the Bruins will auction off their specialty jerseys that will be worn all weekend.