ST. CLOUD, MN- It was a full team effort tonight in St. Cloud which helped the Bruins to a big 6-3 win over the Norsemen.
After dropping the first game of the weekend series last night at Riverside Arena, the Bruins looked to salvage the weekend finale on Saturday Night. In similar fashion to last night, the Bruins would get on the board first while on the Chad Thomas Thrivent Financial Power Play, as Braidan Simmons-Fischer would get a breakout feed from Sutter Muzzatti to give the Bruins the early 1-0 lead. 2 minutes later, the Norsemen would answer right back as Ryan O’Neill would snipe a shot past Klayton Knapp to tie the game up at 1-1. Jens Richards would answer right back, however, 31 seconds later to give the Bruins back the lead at 2-1. In the closing seconds of the 1st, Blake Messenburg would score while on the power play to tie the game up at 2-2 after the 1st period of action.
Five minutes would pass in the 2nd period when Nick Catalano would pick up his 12th goal of the season of a pass from Michal Jasenec to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Ocean Wallace would extend the lead to 2 goals as he would find the rebound of the first shot by Nick Blood to give the Bruins a 4-2 lead 6:20 into the 2nd period. Blood would pick up his 1st career NAHL point on the assist. In a similar fashion to the 1st period, the Norsemen would score in the closing minute of the period to cut the Bruins lead to 4-3 after 40 minutes of action.
Anthony Menghini would add another short-handed tally to his name this season, while on the Kris Heichel Team Powered by Fairway Mortgage Penalty Kill, Jack Malinski would spring Menghini to a breakaway and would sneak one past Ethan Dahlmeir. Bruins would then seal the deal with an empty netter from Carson Riddle to secure a 6-3 win for the Bruins.
Up next, the Bruins will hit the road to Aberdeen to take on the Wings next weekend. Puck drop for both games are set for 7:15 PM.