The Power hit the snowy roads Friday and struggled to make it back in traitorous winter conditions after Saturday’s game, but they made the trip worthwhile, coming away with a sweep, 4 points in the Central Division standings and clinching a 2024 Fraser Cup playoff spot.
Friday, it took an overtime shootout for the Power to pick up the 2-1 win. Cole Fenske got the Power on the board at 13:22 of the first period with an unassisted goal, his 13th of the season for a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period. There was no scoring in the second period, and the third period stayed that way until just 19.2 remaining when the Mustangs were able to tie things up, forcing overtime. No scoring in overtime lead to a shootout. Teagan Sheurer was the first shooter for the Power and answered the call, going glove high past Kason Yamada. Two Mustangs shooters were unable to get anything past Brooks Barofsky, and then Michael Sobaski in his first game for the Power sealed the victory with his first goal as a Power and a 2-1 final.
The Power outshot the Mustangs 51-26. Brooks Barofsky tallied the win, stopping 25/26 shots on goal.
Saturday’s match up proved to be more physical, but the Power were able to maintain composure and come away with a 3-1 win. Teagan Scheurer struck first for the Power at 10:45 of the first period for a 1-0 lead after one. It was Scheurer again scoring his 12th goal of the season off assists from Colin McMahon (3) and Brady Moore (3). Peoria quickly answered bringing it to a one goal game after two periods. The third period was scoreless until Connor O’Neal tallied his 12th goal of the season at 6:29 off assists from Oliver Schroeder (6) and Riley Planey (7) for the 3-1 lead and eventual victory. Brooks Barofsky stopped 24/25 Mustang shots on goal. The Power had 35 shots on goal.
The Kundinger Fluid Power Player of the Weekend is Teagan Scheurer with three goals on the weekend. Scheurer is now second in total points for the Power with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) behind Bryce Garber who leads the team with 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists).
The Power returns home to Kettle Moraine Ice Center on Saturday, January 20 for Autism Acceptance Night sponsored by Packerland Rent-a-Mat and The Threshold Incorporated. The game time has been moved to 4:30pm as to not conflict with the Green Bay Packer playoff game and allow us to raise as much money for autism as possible. The first 250 fans will receive a free Power mini hockey stick. There will be a silent auction with numerous NHL and AHL autographed items. Bidding will start at 3:30 before the game and run through the end of the second intermission with winners announced in the third period. There will be pre-Packer drink specials at the Power Perch. Tickets can be purchased on-line HERE or at the door.