AUSTIN, MN – The flair for the dramatics continues for the Bruins a night after winning with a tenth of a second remaining, Dylan Cook nets the game-winner in overtime to secure the weekend sweep of the Norsemen.
Looking to continue the momentum from Friday night’s win, the Bruins returned to Riverside Arena Saturday evening. Unlike the night before, we would see a goal in the first period of action. This, however, would come from Blake Perbix for his 14th of the season to give the Norsemen the early 1-0 lead to the locker room.
After giving up the first goal of the night, the Bruins would charge back with two of their own, each coming from Walter Zacher. Zacher’s first of the period would come at 5:24 with Gavin Morrissey and Bryan Gilman picking up the assist. Fifteen seconds later, Zacher would score his second of the night, 25th of the season, to make it then a 2-1 Bruins lead. Jack Wandmacher would tie the game up at 2-2. In the closing seconds of the period, Ethan Lindahl would sneak a shot past Tomas Bolo to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead to the locker room after two periods of play.
The lone goal of the third would come from Severi Sulonen, the recent addition to the Norsemen Roster. His shot from the point would beat Trent Wiemken to tie the game up at 3-3 and eventually force overtime. In the overtime period, St. Cloud would control a majority of the period, until an odd-man rush the other way led by Austin Salani would create a scoring chance. His initial shot would be denied by Bolo but Dylan Cook would follow closely behind and snap one past the Norsemen goalie to secure the 4-3 overtime win.
The Bruins now have a 14-point lead on top of the Central Divison and hit the road next weekend to take on the Bismarck Bobcats. Game time for both games next weekend is set for 7:15 PM CST.