The Power welcomes the Rochester Grizzlies to Kettle Moraine Ice Center for the first time this season. These two teams last faced each other in Rochester in November and split the series; the Power won 4-3 in an overtime shootout and the Grizzlies won a close second game 2-1.
The Power is coming off an overtime victory against the Oregon Tradesmen last Saturday, bringing their record to 12-9-2-1 in 4th place in the Central Division. Rochester is currently in first place in the Central Division at 18-5-0-1 and 37 points.
The Power is led in scoring by Patrick Toomey with 33 points (18 goals/15 assists) and Blake Keller with 25 points (total season) who tallied his first goal in a Power jersey over the weekend, followed by Max Erstad (16), Bryce Garber (14) and Captain Mike Dalaly (12). The Power is expected to split the weekend in net between Brett Holmer (2-1, 2.7 GAA, 0.919 SV%) and Adam Prokop (8-3-2-1, 2.83 GAA, 0.918 SV%).
The Power will need to be prepared in all areas, as Rochester has a loaded roster coming into the series. Offensively the team needs balanced, timely scoring and defensively the Power will need to play disciplined hockey and have strong defensive zone coverage.
This weekend is Gingerbread House weekend in conjunction with the Washington County Youth and Family Project Gingerbread House program. Items collected will be donated to local families in need this holiday season. Items will be collected both nights. Anyone who donates items will receive $5 admission.
Both Friday and Saturday games are at 7:30pm and will be broadcast on Hockey TV.