West Bend, WI – The West Bend Power have a two-game rematch against the Wisconsin Woodsmen in a home and home set this weekend. The home game on Friday, Oct. 27, starts at 7:30pm CST. A Halloween costume contest sponsored by Dale Carnegie and Alpha Custom Apparel will take place during the first intermission. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, and any fan in costume receives free admission. Although the Power will be on the road the following night, Kettle Moraine Ice Center will be hosting a watch party of the away game, with a spooky skate from 7-9pm. Puck drop in Tomah for the road game is also 7:30pm. The Kundinger Power Players of the Weekend are Jace Fitzgerald and Brooks Barofsky.
Chopping down the competition.
The Power bounced back in Tomah on Saturday, Oct. 21, defeating the Wisconsin Woodsmen 3-2 after being down 2-0 after the first period. Assistant Coach Jeremy Ebert was pleased with his team’s performance and wants to continue its momentum by making improvements where they are needed.
“We need to build off of last weekend’s win by continuing our good habits and structure,” Ebert said. “We must continue to focus on the areas we need improvement which were factors in our recent losses.”
Ebert stressed mindfulness while playing on a nightly basis saying, “We need to focus on getting it done one game at a time.”
Across the Aisle
As the Wisconsin Woodsmen clash with the West Bend Power, many of these inaugural Woodsmen have many strides in their games. Forward Hayden Kolczynski scored his second goal in as many games on Oct. 21 for the Woodsmen and looks to extend his goal streak this coming weekend. The rookie from Parker, CO, has 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 10 games played this season.
Caden McDonald also has a two game goal streak and given his history with the Sheridan Hawks last season, it’s expected he will score more. McDonald appeared in 42 games for the Hawks during the 2022-23 campaign putting up 17 goals and 16 assists for a total of 33 points. Currently, McDonald has 7 points through 10 games this year.
Goaltender Ryan Hacker started in seven of the ten games Wisconsin has competed in this year. Hacker has done well so far, earning a 3-2 record with an impressive 1.93 goals allowed average and 0.933 save percentage.
Frank Zawrazky returns to the microphone for Friday’s Halloween home game on Oct. 27 with puck drop at 7:30pm CST. West Bend sees the Woodsmen for the third straight matchup. The road game from the Tomah Ice Center is Saturday, Oct. 28 commencing at 7:30pm. All games this season are streaming on www.nahltv.com. https://nahltv.com/