Bruins roll to big win over Chill

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The Austin Bruins put a whopping 52 shots on goal in an impressive 4-1 victory over the Coulee Region Chill on Friday night in North American Hockey League action.

The Bruins put 22 shots on goal during their two-goal second period.

After opening a one-goal lead in the first, the Bruins made it 3-1 in the second and added an insurance goal late in the third.

Tony Uglem scored the first Austin tally, finishing passes from Alex Jasiek and Luke Dietsch just 51 seconds into the game.

Derek Olmschenk scored a power-play goal 2:12 into the second. Dietsch and Liam Feeney picked up the assists.


Brian Bachnak gave the Bruins a 3-0 edge at the 14:28 mark, with Cory Dunn and Jasiek getting the helpers.

Jacob Kullberg put the game out of reach with his tally at 18:32 of the third.

While the offense took care of business on its end, Austin netminder Evan Smith turned in a stellar effort between the pipes. Smith recorded 34 saves on 35 shots to secure the win.

Austin improved to 20-9-10 overall, while Coulee Region dropped to 20-11-6.

The Bruins return home at 7:05 tonight, hosting the Chill at Riverside Arena.

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