The Power traveled to St. Louis for the second and final time this season, coming away with 2 points in a split with the Jr. Blues.
Saturday, after a scoreless first period, the Power started the scoring at 17:14 off an Andrew Butler goal. The Blues tied it up at 14:34 sending the teams to the locker room tied 1-1 after two periods. The Jr. Blues scored at 12:01 and 9:41 of the third period to give the home team a 3-1 lead. The Power pulled netminder Gavin Wohlmacher with 4 minutes to go and it paid off, as Jace Fitzgerald was able to bring the visitors within one with 1:30 to go in the game. The Power was able to find the back of the net at time expired, but the officials ruled it was after time expired, resulting in the 3-2 final. Wohlmacher stopped 26/29 shots on goal in the loss. The Power had 55 shots on goal on the afternoon.
Sunday, the Power once again got on the board first, but was able to keep the momentum going for the 5-0 victory. The “Rice Lake” line started the scoring at 4:42 of the first when Cole Fenske scored on a feed from Teagen Scheurer and Jace Fitzgerald. The second period was all Power, with the visitors coming away with 4 goals. Connor O’Neal scored at 14:15 off assists from Owen Drake and Andrew Butler. Max Mudge scored the Power’s third goal at 9:47, Riley Planey scored off a Cole Fenske assist at 2:05 and Bryce Garber tallied a goal with just 16 seconds remaining to give the Power a 5-0 lead after two periods. Garber was assisted by Oliver Schroeder and Max Mudge. There was no scoring from either team in the third period, giving the Power the victory and split on the weekend. Brooks Barofsky and Sam Siepert got the combined shutout win in the Power net stopping 24/24 Jr. Blues shots. The Power had 44 shots on goal.
The Kundinger Fluid Power Player of the weekend goes to Brooks Barofsky.
The Power returns home to Kettle Moraine Ice Center Friday, December 8 to face the Oregon Tradesmen for Gingerbread House/Toy Drive Night sponsored by the Bend Theater. Fans will receive $5 admission with a donation to the Youth and Family Project Gingerbread House. The Power will travel to Oregon to face the Tradesmen at Oregon Ice Arena. Both games are at 7:30pm and will be broadcast on NAHL TV.