The Milwaukee Power and the Oregon Tradesmen met for the third time this season and the Power came up short again, suffering a 5-2 loss on home ice.
The Power got on the board first at the 7:38 mark when Patrick Toomey went forehand, backhand five hole for his 11th goal of the season off assists from Luke Nemeth and Odin Klebba. Max Erstad extended the lead to 2-0 at the 15:23 mark scoring off assists from Max Mudge and Zach Wolverton. The Tradesmen cut the lead to 1 at the 18:10 mark of the first.
The second period belonged to Oregon, scoring on three occasions to take a 4-2 lead into the third period.
After a physical and penalty ridden third period, the Tradesmen sealed the victory with a goal at the 17:23 mark.
Brett Holmer stopped 21 of 26 Oregon shots. The Power had 28 shots on goal.
The Power stands in 4th place with a 7-8-1-1 record and the Tradesmen hold on to second place in the Central Division.
The Power is on the road to St. Louis this weekend for a Saturday-Sunday tilt against the Jr. Blues. Saturday’s game is at 3:30 and Sunday the puck drops at 11:00 am. Both games will be broadcast on Hockey TV.
The Power’s next home series is November 25-26 against Peoria. Both games are at 7:30. Saturday is Skate with the Power night.