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Paint the Rink Pink Weekend a Wild Success

February 10, 2020 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Austin Bruins News Release

RECORD: 24-13-2-4, 54pts

STANDINGS: 3rd in Central Division

UPCOMING GAMES:

February 14th vs Bismarck Bobcats - Riverside Arena - Austin, MN

February 15th vs Bismarck Bobcats - Riverside Arena - Austin, MN

February 17th and 18th - Top Prospects Tournament - New England Sports Village - Attleboro, MA

February 21st at Aberdeen Wings - Odde Ice Arena - Aberdeen, SD

February 22nd at Aberdeen Wings - Odde Ice Arena - Abderdeen, SD

UPCOMING PROMOTIONAL NIGHTS:

Saturday, February 15th vs St. Cloud Blizzard

Hormel Hometown Hero Presentation & Post Game Skate

The Bruins and Hormel Foods will once again honor a member of the Austin community who dedicates their life to helping others. This will be fourth Hometown Hero honored by the Bruins and Hormel Foods this season.

The hero will be honored on the ice during the first intermission and will receive a custom Bruins/Hormel jersey with "Hero" as the name. In addition, Austin hosts another post game skate where fans can get on the ice with the Bruins. All fans are welcome to take the ice, including adults, but must bring their own skates.

TEAM NEWS: Just a reminder that the annual Top Prospects Tournament is coming up in one week. This yearly event is set to highlight some of the older NAHL players who are still looking for a college commitment while also highlighting some of the younger NAHL players who may already have a commitment but could rise up the National Hockey Leagues's Central Scouting Report before this year's NHL Entry Draft. This is the NAHL's version of an all-star game. Representing the Bruins at the event are:

Hugh Quinn - Forward - Orsa Sweden - NAHL Central Division Team Jed Pietila - Defenseman - Howell, MI - NAHL Central Division Team

Jaden Shields - Defenseman - Royal Oak, MI - NAHL Central Division Team Carson Riddle - Forward - Holly, MI - NAHL Selects Blue Team (Committed: Western Michigan Univ.) Tiernan Shoudy - Forward - Marysville, MI - NAHL Selects Blue Team (Committed: Michigan State Univ.)

Steve Howard - Head Coach - NAHL Selects Blue Team (will serve as Assistant Coach) TJ Chillot - Broadcaster - One of two broadcasters selected league-wide to call all six TPT tournament games

LAST GAMES REVIEW: The Bruins completed a weekend sweep of the St. Cloud Blizzard this past weekend. On

Saturday, for Paint the Rink Pink, the Bruins took down the Blizzard 5-2. In front of a sellout crowd at Riverside Arena, Tiernan Shoudy netted two goals for Austin while Carson Riddle, Dante Sheriff, and Connor Mylymok all had multi-point nights. Following the game, the Bruins hosted their annual player performances and jersey auction which helped to raise over $25,000 for the Hormel Institute for cancer research. All-in-all, the preliminary estimates has the total raised for this year's Paint the Rink Pink at over $30,000. In 10 seasons, the Bruins have contributed over $300,000.

On Sunday, the Bruins traveled to St. Cloud and once again topped the Blizzard. This game was much closer than Saturday night's but the Bruins still prevailed, winning in overtime thanks to Dante Sheriff. With the goal, Dante Sheriff took over as the NAHL's LEADING SCORER with 16 goals and 41 assists on the season.


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