The Kettle Moraine Ice Center was bustling with energy as the St. Louis Jr. Blues visited for an action-packed Hockey Fights Cancer weekend. The Power dominated Friday’s matchup, winning 6-1, and followed it up with a nice 6-3 win on Saturday, adding 4 points to their playoff standings.
The Power started Friday’s game off strong with Mike Dalaly scoring at the 4:44 mark in the first period with an assist from Joe Potter. Two more Power goals followed in the period, Luke Nemeth scoring at 12:35 with an assist from Mike Dalaly, and Matthew Ebersole scoring at 17:03, Luke Nemeth and Odin Klebba assisting on that goal.
The second period had one lone goal on a power play from Jr. Blues player, Carter Eifert, at the 19:00 mark. The goal was assisted by Ryan Callahan.
In the third period, the Power scored its remaining 3 goals. At 3:45, Bryce Garber scored, assisted by Justin Lagrow and Joe Potter. Connor O’Neal scored at 8:33 with assists from Owen Drake and Rocco Cicirello. Captain Mike Dalaly finished up the scoring at the 9:50 mark, Blake Keller and Joe Potter assisting on his second goal of the night.
Goalie Gavin Wohlmacher saved 52 out of the 53 shot attempts. The Ally three stars of the game were Mike Dalaly, Gavin Wohlmacher, and Joe Potter while the Versi-foam hard hat player of the game was Liam Fraser.
On Saturday, Odin Klebba opened the scoring at 2:49 with an assist from Max Mudge. Blake Keller made it 2-0 at the 5:17 mark to finish up the first period.
The second period began with another goal from Blake Keller at 0:52. Connor O’Neal added another point to the Power’s lead at 10:01 with assists from Justin Lagrow and Bryce Garber. The third goal of the period was scored by Mike Dalaly with an assist from Blake Keller at the 14:14 mark. Blake Keller finished off the period with a hat trick, a power play goal at the 15:56 mark with assists from Max Erstad and Bryce Garber.
In the third period, the Jr. Blues scored their 3 goals. Jacob Heuerman scored at the 6:37 mark. Jr. Blues player Matthew Mahoney scoring closely after at 8:08 with an assist from Brady Ernst. The Jr. Blues ended the scoring of the game with another goal from Matthew Mahoney and an assist from Connor Westbrock at 18:28 on the power play.
Wohlmacher saved 61 out of 64 shot attempts to secure the win. The Ally three stars of the game were Blake Keller, Max Erstad, and Odin Klebba and the Versi-foam hard hat player of the game was Owen Drake.
The Power is sitting in third place in the Central Division at 57 points with a record of 27-13-2-1.
Next weekend the Power will be visiting the Wausau Cyclones for a Friday and Saturday series, both games at 7:10pm. The games will be broadcast on Hockey TV.
The Power will be on the road to Oregon on March 3 at 7:30pm. The final regular season home game will be on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30pm when the Power return to the Kettle Moraine Ice Center to take on the Oregon Tradesmen. To show our gratitude to our fans and billet families, March 4 is Fan Appreciation Night and Billet Appreciation Night. There will be a raffle available for fans with several items donated by local businesses. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door.
The first round of the Central Division Fraser Cup playoffs will be the weekend of March 10-12. Locations, dates and times TBA.
By Chloe Schmidt