Weekend Preview – Power faces Wausau and Tomah to close out regular season

Feb 29, 2024

West Bend, WI – The West Bend Power look to finish the regular season on a high note as they face off against the Wausau Cyclones and Wisconsin Woodsmen. Friday, March 1 West Bend welcomes Wausau for the fourth straight contest between these teams. The Woodsmen host the Power the following night in Tomah, with both games starting at 7:30pm CST.

Friday, March 1 is Fan and Billet Appreciation Night sponsored by Westbury Bank. All fans will receive free raffle tickets to enter to win prizes as an appreciation of your support over the season, our age-out players will be recognized before the game and our billets will be recognized at first intermission. All merchandise in the Power pro shop is 20% for the Power playoff push.

Preparing for the Playoffs

Despite falling to Wausau in their only game last weekend, Head Coach Jason Woods is optimistic about the final regular season series, which will determine the Central Division’s No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the Fraser Cup Playoffs.

“We are looking forward to opportunity to finish the season strong and head into the playoffs with momentum,” Woods said. “We need to clean up the mistakes we made last weekend and play the way we know we’re capable of.”

Across the Aisle

The Cyclones clinched the Central Division title with their 6-3 win against the Power on Feb. 24, upgrading their record to 34-10-0-1 and 69 points.

Rookie forward Connor Dvorak continues to look sensational throughout his rookie campaign. The Saginaw, MI native is fourth among all NA3HL skaters with 68 points (37 goals, 32 assists) in 45 games. Per a team press release, Collin Lemanski will start for Friday’s game. Lemanski is tied for third with 20 wins among all NA3HL qualified goaltenders, and his 0.935 save percentage is best in the Central Division.

The Wisconsin Woodsmen are guaranteed the No. 4 seed in the Central Division and will play the Wausau Cyclones in the first round of the Fraser Cup Playoffs. Their current record sits at 24-18-1-2 and 51 points.

Defenseman Viktor Budik signed on with the NAHL’s Amarillo Wranglers for the rest of the season. The Woodsmen’s assists leader will not return to the Woodsmen this season. In his absence, Nicholas O’Brien and Tristen May-Robinson will have increased blue line responsibilities. Growing as a captain throughout the season, O’Brien is a 200-foot defenseman who likes to get involved on the rush and is third on the team with 24 assists. May-Robinson has looked excellent throughout his first season of junior hockey and has ten points (1 goal, 9 assists) in his last eight games.

Broadcast Information

Frank Zawrazky is back in the booth for March 1’s game against the Wausau Cyclones with a 7:30pm CST puck drop. All games this season, including the regular season finale in Tomah, are streaming on NAHL TV.  For those unable to stream, Frank is running his Instagram Live Face Cam Broadcast, which starts at March 1 at 7:30pm on Instagram @Frank.Zawrazky.


The Power will face the Oregon Tradesmen in the first round of the Fraser Cup playoffs.  The Power will host game one on Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm at Kettle Moraine Ice Center.  Game 2 will be in Oregon on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm.  Game #3 (if necessary) will be determined after the weekend when final standings are determined.