Austin Bruins

The Austin Bruins are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Central Division. The Bruins play their home games in the Riverside Arena in Austin, Minnesota.[1]

Austin Bruins
CityAustin, Minnesota
LeagueNAHL
DivisionCentral
Founded2010
Home arenaRiverside Arena
ColorsBlack, gold, brown
              
Owner(s)Craig Patrick
Mike Cooper
General managerSteve Howard (2017–18)
Head coachSteve Howard (2017–18)
MediaAM 1480 KAUS
AffiliatesRochester Grizzlies (NA3HL)
Franchise history
2010–presentAustin Bruins

History

The Bruins were an expansion team that first played in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in the 2010–11 season.[2] On January 19, 2012, it was announced the team signed a 3-year deal to continue play in Austin.[3]

Season-by-season records

SeasonGPWLOTLPTSGFGAPIMFinishPlayoffs
2010–115823314501511861,2335th, CentralDid not qualify
2011–126036186781981629853rd, CentralLost in Div. Finals
2012–1360421179122315512041st, CentralLost in Div. Finals
2013–1460401918118714511631st, CentralLost in Robertson Cup Finals
2014–15603811118721013610661st, Central
3rd of 24, NAHL
Lost in Robertson Cup Finals
2015–1660292746218116812153rd, Central
14th of 22, NAHL
Lost in Div. Finals
2016–1760242795718520210486th, Central
20th of 24, NAHL
Did not qualify
2017–186033198741761608942nd, Central
7th of 23, NAHL
Lost in Div. Finals
2018–1960322267016716110814th, Central
10th of 24, NAHL
In progress

Playoffs

  • 2012
Divisional Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Alexandria Blizzard 3-games-to-1
Divisional Finals, Bismarck Bobcats defeated Austin Bruins 3-games-to-1
  • 2013
Divisional Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Minot Minotauros 3-games-to-1
Divisional Finals, Bismarck Bobcats defeated Austin Bruins 3-games-to-1
  • 2014
Divisional Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Minot Minotauros 3-games-to-1
Divisional Finals, Austin Bruins defeated Bismarck Bobcats 3-games-to-2
Robertson Cup Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Topeka RoadRunners 2-games-to-1
Robertson Cup Finals, Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated Austin Bruins 2-games-to-0
  • 2015
Round 1 Series, Austin Bruins defeated Aberdeen Wings 3-games-to-0
Robertson Cup Quarterfinals, Austin Bruins defeated Minot Minotauros 3-games-to-2
Robertson Cup Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Lone Star Brahmas 2-games-to-1
Robertson Cup Finals, Minnesota Wilderness defeated Austin Bruins 2-games-to-0
  • 2016
Division Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Minot Minotauros 3-games-to-1
Divisional Finals, Bismarck Bobcats defeated Austin Bruins 3-games-to-2
  • 2018
Division Semifinals, Austin Bruins defeated Minnesota Wilderness 3-games-to-1
Division Finals, Minot Minotauros defeated Austin Bruins 3-games-to-0
  • 2019
Division Semifinals, Aberdeen Wings defeated Austin Bruins 3-games-to-1

References

  1. approves Austin, Minnesota membership | North American Hockey League. NAHL (2010-02-24). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  2. Rose, Mike. (2010-03-01) Junior hockey team’s name set — Austin Bruins. Austin Daily Herald. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  3. Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine


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