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Bruins win close home game

Avenging a road loss to start the weekend, the Austin Bruins returned home Saturday night and beat the Aberdeen (S.D.) Wings 2-1 at Riverside Arena.

The Bruins scored a goal late in the first period and held the lead the whole way in the North American Hockey League game.

Ilya Arkalov scored an unassisted goal with five minutes left in the first period to put the Bruins on top. There was no scoring in the second period.

Just two minutes into the third period, the Bruins took a 2-0 lead. Michael Bond scored off an assist from Colton Kramer. The Wings got a goal three minutes later, but it wasn't enough to stave off defeat.

Tyler Bruggeman got the win in net for the Bruins and had 24 saves on the night.

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Austin Bruins (15-9-3) plays host to the first-place Bismarck (N.D.) Bobcats on Friday night at Riverside Arena.

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