West Bend, WI – The West Bend Power will continue their five games in five nights at the NA3HL Showcase in Blaine, MN. The Power are coming off a 3-point weekend against the St. Louis Jr. Blues at Kettle Moraine Ice Center, losing 4-3 in an overtime shootout Friday and coming away with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.
Scoring for the Power Friday were Teagan Scheurer, Bryce Garber and Monte Goold. Friday’s Versi-foam Hard Hat Hardest Worker of the Game was Connor O’Neal.
Scoring for the Power Saturday were Bryce Garber, Monte Goold, Odin Klebba, Max Mudge and Owen Drake. The Screamin Sicilian Three Stars of the Game were: third star Max Mudge, second star Tommy Kundinger and first star Odin Klebba. The Versi-foam Hard Hat Hardest Worker of the Game was Will Leshnock. Walker Berner got the win the in the Power net, saving 17/19 shots on goal.
The Showcase takes place from Dec. 17-19 in Blaine, MN at the Super Rink. The Power play the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Dec. 17 at 7:15pm CST (Rink #3), matchup against the Helena Bighorns Dec. 18 at 12:45pm CST (Rink #2) and the Rochester Grizzlies Dec. 19 at 12:30pm CST (Rink #4).
New Mexico Ice Wolves
The New Mexico Ice Wolves are first in the South Division with a 20-4-1 record and 41 points. They have a +96 goal differential, the second best leaguewide. Ethan Hull is in his second season with the Ice Wolves and leads his team with 15 goals and 27 points through 24 games played. New Mexico has a 92.6% success rate on the penalty kill, third best in the NA3HL. That shorthanded achievement is thanks in large part to starting goaltender Owen Zenone, who boasts a .976 save percentage and 0.40 goals allowed average, the best among all goaltenders this season.
The Helena Bighorns are second in the Frontier Division with a 21-2-0 record and 42 points. Brothers Braden, Camden and Dylan Cunningham lead the charge offensively for the Bighorns. The Helena natives are the three producers for the Bighorns, with each brother leading a particular statistic help to achieve Helena’s +91 goal differential which is third across the NA3HL. Braden leads the team with 21 goals, Dylan earning 24 assists and Camden tallying 39 points. The trio has no doubt contributed to Helena’s 88.4% penalty kill and 29% power play, both third in the league.
The Rochester Grizzlies are second in the West Division with a 19-3-1-1 record and earning 40 points. Rookie forward Luke Sawicky is first on his Grizzlies roster potting 13 goals in 21 games. Additionally, Sawicky is third on his team with 10 assists and 23 points. Rochester’s true strength comes from its league leading 94% penalty kill, able to silence their opposition’s man advantage.
Frank Zawrazky returns to the headset for the next Power home game on Jan. 5 versus the Oregon Tradesmen at 7:30pm CST All games this season, including the NA3HL Showcase, are streaming on www.nahltv.com. https://nahltv.com/