AUSTIN, Minn. – The Bruins won their second game in a row and improved to a 5-1-0-1 with a 4-0 win over division rival Brookings on Saturday. Kyle McClellan made 16 saves for his third victory of the season.
The scoreboard was busy in the first period, with all the tallies favoring the home-team Bruins. Dante Sheriff would open the scoring midway through the first with a picturesque wraparound that beat Brookings goaltender Jack Caruson. Moments later, the Bruins added their second of the night when Garrett Dahm notched his first goal of the season. With the lead 2-0, the Bruins added a late first-period goal when Ian Mageau rifled a shot immediately off the offensive face-off and caught Caruso by surprise, giving Austin the 3-0 lead.
Despite neither team lighting the lamp in the second period, there was still plenty of fireworks. Connor Mylymok and Mark Leach went toe-to-toe halfway though the middle-frame with each 6-foot-plus heavyweight getting their licks in, but it was Mylymok who dealt the final blow bringing Leach to the ice and the Riverside crowd to their feet.
In his first game back from suspension, Devon Fields got his first goal of the 2018-19 season in the 3rd period increasing the Bruins lead to 4-0. Valdemar Ahlberg set up the play and found Fields at the right point who proceeded to fire a wrister that beat Caruso.
With the win, the Bruins improve to 5-1-0-1 on the season while Brookings falls to 1-5-1-1. The two teams will be each others’ next opponents with a showdown scheduled for Friday, October 12 in Brookings. The Bruins next home game is Friday, October 19 when they take on in-state rivals the Minnesota Wilderness. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, October 15 at all the Bruins retailers including Jim’s Marketplace, Games People Play, Hy-Vee, and Holiday Inn.