Weekend Preview – Power at home to face Wausau

Feb 22, 2024

West Bend, WI – The West Bend Power host the Wausau Cyclones for a single game this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 24 with puck drop at 7:30pm CST for TDS SKATE WITH THE POWER/YOUTH HOCKEY NIGHT. The first 250 fans receive a free Power rally towel sponsored by Alpha Custom Apparel. All youth hockey players get in free wearing their jersey. Fans can skate with the Power players after the game. Bring your own skates or rent for free at KMIC. The Power playoff push merchandise sale starts 2/24 – all merchandise in the Power pro shop is 20% for the remainder of the season!

Looking ahead, Friday, March 1, 7:30pm is Fan and Billet Appreciation Night sponsored by Westbury Bank against the Wausau Cyclones. All fans will receive free raffle tickets to enter to win prizes as an appreciation of your support over the season and our billets will be recognized at first intermission.

Race to the Finish

After splitting this past weekend in Wausau, every game matters in locking up first place in the Central Division. West Bend, Wausau and Oregon all have a path to the No. 1 seed. However, if the Power win out, they will claim the Central Division title and the No. 1 seed.

Head Coach Jason Woods remains focused on consistency at the end of the season. “Keep doing what we’re doing,” Woods said. “It’s been a long playoff chase, and we need to stay consistent.”

Across the Aisle

With a split series versus West Bend at home, the Wausau Cyclones remain a half game ahead of the Power due to goal differential. They have a 32-10-0-1 record and 65 points.

Three key forwards on point streaks look to be difference makers for the Cyclones. Rookie Connor Dvorak has been on a tear throughout his four game point streak, notching 9 points (4 goals, 6 assists) on this run. This run has propelled Dvorak into third place in points (65) among all NA3HL skaters. In his second season with Wasau, Ricky Nelson has made his presence felt while on his own four game point streak. In this window, Nelson has racked up 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists), including his first ever four goal game on Feb. 10 at home. Another rookie, John Kriz has fit in well among the Cyclone forward group culminating in a third four game point streak for Wausau. Kriz has tallied eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in what is currently his most productive stretch this season.

Goaltender Collin Lemanski has continued to be steady between the pipes. Lemanski has a 19-7-0-1 record 2.34 goals allowed average and 0.934 save percentage. His aggressive style has paid off, as his 19 wins are tied for third in the NA3HL with Bozeman’s Matthew Ryynanen and New Mexico’s Owen Zenone.

Broadcast Information

Frank Zawrazky is back in the booth for Feb. 24’s game against the Wausau Cyclones with a 7:30pm CST puck drop. All games this season are streaming on www.nahltv.com. For those unable to stream, Frank is running his Instagram Live Face Cam Broadcast, which starts at 7:30pm on Instagram @Frank.Zawrazky.