The West Bend Power traveled to Tomah, WI to face the Wisconsin Woodsmen for the first time this season and came away with a 3-2 victory and two points in the standings.
The Woodsmen started the scoring on the night at the 5:25 mark of the first period when Hayden Kolczynski scored off an assit from Landon Aanenson. The Woodsmen’s Caden McDonald added the second goal off an assist from Mack Yelle at 4:35 giving the home team the 2-0 lead at the end of the first period. The second period scoring belonged to the Power, scoring three goals in a 2:40 stretch. Jace Fitzgerald got things started at the 16:23 mark with a power play goal off assists from Zach Wolverton and Monte Goold. It was Fitzgerald again, scoring the second and tying goal off a feed from Andrew Butler up high at the 14:48 mark. Max Mudge put the Power ahead 3-2 scoring his first goal of the season from the outside off an assist from Connor O’Neal. Despite being outshot 15-1 in the third period, the Power was able to hold on with the 3-2 win thanks to strong goaltending from netminder Brooks Barofsky who stopped 37 of 39 shots on goal. The Power had 23 shots on the night.
The Kundinger Power Players of the weekend are Jace Fitzgerald and Brooks Barofsky.
The Power is now 7-2-0-1 in second place in the Central Division with 15 points. The Woodsmen fell to 6-4 in fourth place with 12 points. These two teams will face each other in a home-and-away series Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Friday’s 7:30pm game will be at Kettle Moraine Ice Center for Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by Alpha Custom Apparel and Dale Carnegie. Kids and Adults get in in free when wearing a costume and can be part of the costume contest at intermission. Saturday, the Power will travel back to Tomah to face the Woodsmen for another 7:30pm puck drop.
Both games will be broadcast on NAHL TV.