Austin Bruins fall to St. Cloud Norsemen 5-1 Saturday night

Looking to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to the St. Cloud Norsemen Friday night, the Austin Bruins were looking for a split in their weekend series with their NAHL Central Division rival at the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud Saturday evening, but it was Andrew Cumming tallying two goals an an assist to help lead the Norsemen to a 5-1 win and a sweep of the series.

Dylan Cook’s 13th goal of the season at 4:36 of the second period, with an assist to Ocean Wallace, his 15th cut St. Cloud’s lead at that point to 2-1, but it was Cumming then scoring at 9:37 of the period to restore St. Cloud’s two-goal lead at  3-1, and his goal at 15:04 of the third period gave the Norsemen a 4-1.  He then assisted on a goal from Hudson Blue at 17:44 of the period to account for the 5-1 final.

St. Cloud outshot Austin 30-27 for the game, with Bruins netminder Vilgot Holm making 25 saves, and Norsemen goaltender Max Weilandt turned away 26 of the 27 shots he faced to earn the win in net.  The Bruins were called for six penalties for 12 minuntes, while the Norsemen were whistled for seven penalties for 14 minutes, and St. Cloud was 1 for 3 on the power play, while Austin was 0 for 4.

With the two weekend losses, the Bruins drop back to fifth place in the division with a record of 26-21-2-1-1 for 55 points, one behind fourth-place St. Cloud and two behind third-place Aberdeen.  The Bruins are back in action next Friday and Saturday in Mason City versus the North Iowa Bulls, with face-off from Mason City Arena at 7:10 p.m. both evenings.