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Austin outlasts Minot, 3-2
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Austin Bruins escaped with a 3-2 victory over the Minot Minotauros.
Austin gained the winning advantage on a goal by Jay Dickman 15:41 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
Minot's power play was ineffective against the Bruins' penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
Austin was paced by Guillaume Leclerc, who had one goal. Leclerc scored 16:36 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Austin. Dickman assisted on the tally.
The Bruins were often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and one major for 21 minutes in penalty time. Austin had been averaging 15.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Minotauros were unable to stop the Bruins from sending pucks towards the net, and Austin eventually piled up 32 shots on goal.
Austin additionally got points from Dickman, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Dominik Florian also scored for Austin. More assists for Austin came via Josh Bretner, who had two and Drew Anderson and Trevor Boyd, who each chipped in one.
Minot was helped by Scott Smoot, who registered one goal. Smoot scored 14:30 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Minot. Tyler Shipstad picked up the assist. Minot also got a goal from Tim Donohue as well. In addition, Minot received assists from Zach Simpson, Jadin Martin, and Jack Forbort, who contributed one a piece.
Nicholas Lehr rejected 18 shots on goal for the Bruins. Austin registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Brandon Wildung recorded 29 saves for the Minotauros. Minot ended with 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major.