The West Bend Power returned from a post-showcase holiday break this week to prepare for a two-game series with the Tradesmen in Oregon Friday and Saturday. Both games are at 7:30pm at the Oregon Ice Arena.
The Power is coming off a strong showing at the NA3HL showcase, going 1-1-1 and picking up three points. The Power faced the New Mexico Ice Wolves, Helena Bighorns and the Rochester Grizzles. The Tradesmen are coming off their 7 games in 9 days streak with two losses to the Wisconsin Woodsmen. The Tradesmen went 1-2 in the NA3HL showcase.
The Power is led in scoring by Teagan Scheurer with 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) and Bryce Garber with 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists). Max Mudge and Jace Fitzgerald have each tallied 24 points to date, followed by Andrew Butler (23) and Cole Fenske (22). Brooks Barofsky is on a hot streak in the Power net with a 7 game winning streak.
The Power will look to continue a complete team effort with a balanced scoring attack and strong goaltending to pick up points in the standings. The Power is currently tied for the top spot in the Central Division with the Wausau Cyclones with 45 points.
“We need to just keep doing what we’ve been doing and take it one game at a time,” said Power Assistant Coach, General Manager Jeremy Ebert. “We can’t look too far ahead or get caught up in the standings, we know we have to keep focused on winning one game at a time.”
ACROSS THE AISLE
The Oregon Tradesmen continue their grind of a schedule, coming off a shortened holiday break. The Tradesmen are currently 16-12-1-0 with 33 points in third place in the Central Division. Oregon is led in scoring by Tyler Steuck and Jordan Larkee, each with 30 points. The Oregon net has seen a rotation of Tyler Fromholz, Sam Pollard and Dylan Posch.
If you can’t make it to the games, catch all the action on NAHL TV.
The Power will return home to Kettle Moraine Ice Center on Friday, January 5 to take on the Tradesmen again at 7:30pm. January 5 is TDS SKATE WITH THE POWER NIGHT sponsored by US Cellular. Fans can skate with the Power players after the game. Free skate rental or bring your own skates. It’s also “Black Out” night where the Power will be wearing their away black jerseys. Fans are encouraged to wear all black.