Menu
North American Hockey League logo North American Hockey League
The League of Opportunity NAHL Combines NAPHL NA3HL USA Hockey
Download on the App Store
Download on Google Play
NAHL Store

Bruins complete epic comeback to stun Blizzard in OT

January 11, 2018

Evan Cholak had a goal and two assists in a 5-4 overtime win on Wednesday night.

Austin Bruins 5 @ Brookings Blizzard 4 (OT) – In a midweek Central Division clash, the Austin Bruins pulled off a comeback for the ages as they erased a 4-0 deficit and defeated the Brookings Blizzard, 5-4 in overtime, scoring the last five goals of the game.
 
It was all Blizzard in the early going as goals from Derek Hammer and Vince Marino in the 1st period put the home side ahead, 2-0.
 
Early in the 2nd period, the Blizzard made it 4-0 with two more goals from Haiden Karnick and Josh Boyer, which chased Bruins starting goalie Mads Sogaard from the game in favor of Alex Schilling. That seemed to spark the Bruins, who mounted their comeback started with two goals from Garrett Dahm and Devin Fields later in the 2nd period to make it a 4-2 game after two periods.
 
In the 3rd period, Evan Cholak, who had a three-point night, scored early to make it a 4-3 game and Dante Zapata added his 3rd goal of the season later in the period to tie the game at 4-4 and send things to overtime.
 
Late in the overtime with the Bruins on the power play, Bruins defenseman Dan Petrick got the puck in the high slot and fired a shot over the glove of Blizzard goalie Benjamin Beck for the game-winner, completing the epic comeback.
 
Bruins forward Travis Kothenbeutel picked up two assists in the game and also because the Bruins all-time leading scorer in the process.
 
Schilling stopped all 18 shots he saw to pick up the win in relief, while Sogaard made 11 saves. Beck made 34 saves in the loss for the Blizzard.
 
The win moved the Bruins into 2nd place in the Central Division, within one point of 1st place Aberdeen.
 
Boxscore
 
 
Bauer HockeyTV True Temper Hockey USA Hockey
Apex Learning Next College Student Athlete Bethel University Krampade
Air Force Special Warfare Warroad ICE Howies Hockey Tape Lettermen Sports DASH Digital Auction Showdown K1 Sportswear Official Game Puck
HockeyWolf Hockey Ref Shop Avis Car Rental Budget Car Rental Ace Rent A Car Wynne
HockeyTech NSC Super Rink Minneapolis Northwest InStat Source One Digital
Let's Play Hockey USA Hockey Magazine MYHockey Rankings Drop the Puck