Mar 10, 2024


The Matchup: St. Cloud (22-17-5) swept by the fifth-place Austin Bruins (26-21-2) in a home series by scores of 3-2 and 5-1 on Mar. 8-9.

A Look at the Central: After this weekend, the Norsemen sit in fourth-place in the Central Division with 56 points. Austin is in third-place behind Bismarck and Minot as they have 55 points.

Series Review: In game one, St. Cloud came out on all cylinders with two first period goals from Kyle Miller (San Jose, Calif./San Jose Jr. Sharks) and Michael Coleman (Grand Forks, N.D./Grand Forks Red River) at the 16:49 mark. Austin would respond in the second period when Austin Salani lit the lamp for the Bruins. Louis Wehman (Wayzata, Minn./Providence Academy) scored the eventual game winner at the 10:55 mark of the second period.

In game two, Miller and Wehman lit the lamp to give STC a two goal lead in the first period. Dylan Cook cut the deficit to one for Austin at the 4:36 mark of the second period. Andrew Cumming (St. Cloud, Minn./St Cloud) scored the first of two goals late in the game at 9:37. In the final stanza Hagen Moe (Grand Rapids, Mich./Springfield Jr. Blues) found Cumming near the top of the circles for his second goal of the game. Hudson Blue (Costa Mesa, Calif./Sioux Falls Power) put the Norsemen up 5-1 to finalize the scoring. Cumming recorded the assist for his third point of the contest.

Between The Pipes:

Game 1: Max Weilandt (Northbrook, Ill.) made 23 saves while facing 25 shots. Trent Wiemken made 28 saves and took the loss.

Game 2: Weilandt turned aside 26 shots while facing 27 attempts from Bruins skaters. Vilgot Holm made 25 saves as Austin fell 5-1 to St. Cloud.

Up Next on the Schedule:

The Norsemen begin a home-and-home series against the Bismarck Bobcats on Mar. 16  and March 22. Game one will be played at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex inside Torrey Arena (7:00 P.M.). The Norsemen will travel to the VFW Sports Center on the 22nd (7:15 P.M.)

Dain Solberg, Media Relations Intern


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