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Bruins Host Wilderness this Weekend to Begin Playoff

April 10, 2018 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Austin Bruins News Release

AUSTIN, MN - The Austin Bruins begin their Robertson Cup Playoff run this weekend, as they host games one and two of the best-of-five Central Division Semifinals against the Minnesota Wilderness (Cloquet, MN). Game time is 7:05 PM on Friday and Saturday night at Riverside Arena.

The first 500 fans through the door on Friday for game one will receive a playoff rally towel, courtesy of Mayo Clinic and Games People Play. Doors open at 6:00 for both games.

The Wilderness took the season series from the Bruins, winning five of the eight games, including the last four in a row. The two teams haven't played since December 30th, however.

Games three and four of the series will take place at Northwoods Credit Union Arena in Cloquet on April 20th and 21st, with the decisive game five scheduled for Monday, April 23rd at Riverside, if necessary.The winner of the series will face either #1 Aberdeen or #4 Minot in the Central Division Finals, beginning April 27th

The Bruins edged out the Wilderness by two points for the #2 seed in the Divisional Playoffs and first round home ice advantage, by sweeping Bismarck at home to finish the regular season. They go into the playoffs winners of four in a row and five of six.

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