The Milwaukee Power and Oregon Tradesmen faced off in a home and away series this past weekend with Oregon walking away with 4 points, while the Power grabbed one point in a shootout loss Saturday night.
Friday night in Oregon Power goaltender Adam Prokop faced a shooting gallery, stopping 61 of 63 shots but it wasn’t enough as the Power could only muster up 19 shots on goal for the night. Oregon tallied an empty net goal at the 19:47 mark of the third to seal the 3-0 win.
Saturday in West Bend the Power hit the ice strong, but Oregon took an early lead at the 2:30 mark of the first period. Bryce Garber answered for the Power at the 9:25 mark off of assists from Michael Golosinski and Liam Fraser.
Carter Watters tallied the only goal of the second period giving the Tradesmen a 2-1 lead heading into the third.
The Power started the scoring just 20 seconds into the third period when Justin LaGrow found the back of the net off assists from Max Erstad and Owen Drake to tie up the game. The Power then took the lead at the 1:52 mark when Patrick Toomey chipped the puck off the wall for a breakaway shorthanded goal. Max Rotseart tied it up for the Tradesmen at the 6:36 mark and Oregon took the lead at the 8:30 mark on a goal by Dillon Schmidt. Oregon held the lead but couldn’t get one in on the empty net and Tommy Kundinger tied it up with just 57 seconds to go forcing the game to overtime. Kundinger was assisted by Patrick Toomey and Owen Drake.
The overtime period remained scoreless despite many close calls, leading to a shootout where the Tradesemen got one goal past Adam Prokop in three tries but the Power couldn’t find the back of the net. The Tradesmen outshot the Power 40-28.
The Kundinger Power Player of the weekend was Adam Prokop who stopped 97 shots on net.
The Power (5-5-1-1) and Tradesmen (6-2) are tied for second place with 12 points each.
The Power are on the road next weekend as they head to Wausau to take on the Cyclones in a Friday – Saturday matchup. Both games are at 7:10 at Marathon Park.