Weekend Preview – Power is back at home to take on Wausau

Jan 13, 2023

The Milwaukee Power returns home for the first time in 2023 to Kettle Moraine Ice Center this weekend Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 to face the Wausau Cyclones in a Central Division matchup.

Saturday’s game is at 6:00pm and is SKATE WITH THE POWER NIGHT sponsored by The Barton House West Bend.  Fans can bring their skates or rent for free at the rink and skate with the Power players after the game.  Sunday is a 12:15 afternoon puck drop and is Citizen’s Advocate Day sponsored by Kelli Williams and Michelle Nick of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

The Milwaukee Power is on a 6-game winning streak and picked up four points in the standings after traveling to Breezy Point, MN and sweeping the West Division Minnesota Loons this past weekend, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

The Power sits in 4th place in the Central Division, just one point behind third-place Peoria with a18-10-2-1 record and 39 points.  Only 9 points separate the top four teams, and the Power is in a position to make a strong second-half run.

“After some big wins and heartbreaking losses, we are starting to come along as a team now that we have more confidence in one another and are developing more chemistry. Our focus going into the last 16 games doesn’t change, we want the guys to continue to trust the process and come to the rink everyday prepared and challenge one another. Through this process we believe that it will get us back into the playoffs and bring a Fraser Cup Championship to the city of West Bend,” said Power Assistant Coach Jeremy Ebert.

The Power is led in scoring by Patrick Toomey with 42 points (31 goals/23 assists) and Blake Keller with 33 (total) points, Max Erstad (28 points) and Mike Dalaly (20 points).

The Power will need to be prepared in all areas, as Wausau is coming in on a 3-game winning streak after sweeping the Peoria Mustangs in Peoria and knocking off the Oregon Tradesmen in Wausau.  Offensively the team needs balanced, timely scoring and defensively the Power will need to play disciplined hockey and have strong defensive zone coverage.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.  General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids/seniors/military.  All-inclusive drink tickets are $25.

The Power will also be home next weekend, Saturday, January 21, 6:00pm and Sunday, January 22, 12:15pm when they face the Rochester Grizzlies.