Weekend Recap – Power drops 2 in Oregon

Jan 1, 2024

The Power traveled to Oregon for a two-game series and for the first time all season, were unable to pick up any points on the weekend, getting swept by the Tradesmen 5-3 and 4-2.

Friday the home team jumped out to an early lead when Zak Molstad scored just 22 seconds into the game.  Oregon added another goal at 2:18 to take a 2-0 lead into the locker room after the first period.  Oregon got the first two goals of the second period at 17:48 and 15:42 to go up 4-0, but the Power was able to get something going and add two of their own at 3:13 when Andrew Bulter scored his 10th goal of the season off Bryce Garber (16) and Max Mudge (18) assists.  Jace Fitzgerald scored the second Power goal of the night with 1:22 remaining to cut the lead in half after two periods.  Fitzgerald was assisted by Tommy Kundinger (8) and Connor O’Neal (8). Owen Drake narrowed the lead to 4-3 with a goal at 12:11 of the third period, assisted by Nate Cohen (8) and Will Leshnock (2) but the Tradesmen were able to hit the empty net with Brooks Barofsky pulled at 3:06 for the victory.  Barofsky stopped 40/44 Oregon shots on goal.  The Power had 39 shots on goal.

Saturday it was the Tradesmen jumping out to a lead again with an early goal less than two minutes into the game and then adding their second goal at 12:34 for a 2-0 lead. Bryce Garber got the Power on the board within one at 10:32 with his 12th goal of the season from long range. He was assisted by Andrew Butler (16) and Tommy Kundinger (9) for a 2-1 score after one period of play. It was Garber again in the second period, scoring off Oliver Schroeder (5) and Andrew Bulter (17) assists for the only scoring in the period and a 2-2 tie after two periods.  Oregon was able to pull ahead at 10:47 and then again, sealed the game with an empty net goal at 15.3 for the 5-3 victory. Gavin Wohlmacher suffered the loss in the Power net, stopping 36 Oregon shots.  The Power had 41 shots on goal.

The Kundinger Power Players of the weekend are Bryce Garber with two goals and an assist and Andrew Butler with a goal and two assists.

The Power is now 21-7-1-2 with 45 points in second place in the Central Division.

The Power returns home to Kettle Moraine Ice Center Friday, January 5 for a rematch with the Tradesmen 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.