The Milwaukee Power grabbed 3 of 4 possible points on the weekend losing in an overtime 4-3 battle Friday and taking a big 4-1 victory on Saturday over the Peoria Mustangs at Kettle Moraine Ice Center.
Friday the Power got on the board first with Patrick Toomey’s 17th goal of the season assisted by newly acquired Blake Keller and Colin March at the 7:13 mark. The Power then jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a power play goal by Tommy Kundinger. He was assisted by Bryce Garber and Tyler Perkins. Peoria grabbed their first goal of the night at the 18:03 mark to bring it to 2-1 at the end of one. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the second period.
The Mustangs tied it up at the 10:14 mark of the third with a Perry Lagautz goal. The Power then took the lead on a shorthanded goal by Max Erstad at the 15:36 mark off an assist from Patrick Toomey. Peoria tied it up at the 15:36 mark and the game stayed tied and was sent into overtime at 3-3 but the Mustangs were able to come away with the win just 12 seconds into overtime when Addy Powell got one past Power goalie Adam Prokop.
Prokop had 27 saves on 31 shot attempts. The Power had 43 shots on goal.
Saturday the Power came out strong looking to gain revenge of Friday’s heartbreaking loss and that they did.
Riley Planey got the Power on the board first again at the 12:26 mark of the first period. He was assisted by Mikey Ulleweit and Max Mudge. Power goalie Brett Holmer came out to play the puck at the 17:22 mark and was knocked down on a charge by Mustangs JD Duenwald who was served with a 5-minute major and game misconduct.
Matthew Ebersole got the Power out to a 2-0 early in the second period at the 0:18 mark taking advantage of the 5-minute major with a power play goal off assists from Patrick Toomey and Michael Dalaly.
The Power made it a 3-goal lead at the 15:04 mark when scoring leader Patrick Toomey put one away past Mustangs goalie Yamada off assists from Mike Dalaly and Blake Keller. Peoria got on the board with their only goal of the night at the 6:01 mark but the Power put it away when Luke Nemeth scored at the 17:05 mark to seal the victory in front of the home crowd. He was assisted by Blake Keller and Max Mudge.
The Kundinger Power Player of the weekend goes to Brett Holmer who picked up his first NA3HL win stopping 42 of 43 shots on goal in Saturday’s victory.
The Power is on the road this weekend for a one-game match up with the Oregon Tradesmen on Saturday at 7:30pm. The game will be broadcast on Hockey TV.
The Power returns home to Kettle Moraine Ice Center Friday and Saturday, December 9-10 to face the Rochester Grizzlies. It is Gingerbread House weekend where we will be collecting holiday items for the West Bend Youth and Family Project. Anyone donating items will receive $5 admission. Game