The Milwaukee Power’s offense came to life, and they picked up two much-needed wins on the road in St. Louis this past weekend at Affton Ice Arena.
The Power was able to shake off bus legs on Saturday in a slow but quiet first period with no scoring from either team.
Patrick Toomey got the scoring started for the Power at the 10:23 mark of the first with an unassisted beautiful dangling backhanded goal. It was Toomey again just two minutes later when he took a feed from Odin Klebba to make it a 2-0 game.
Owen Drake added the third goal of the game at the 12:18 mark of the third period and Odin Klebba sealed the victory scoring off an assist from Toomey at the 19:23 mark of the third.
Shots on goal were 25 for the Power and 18 for the Jr. Blues.
Sunday the Power executed to plan with a balanced scoring effort through an all hands-on-deck approach.
Luke Nemeth started the scoring for the Power at the 9:42 mark of the first with a top shelf goal assisted by Tommy Kundinger. Jacob Renbarger added the second goal just under two minutes later off a Bryce Garber assist. Patrick Toomey added his third goal of the weekend and the Power’s third of the day at the 17:32 mark to bring the score to 3-0 after one. Toomey was assisted by Michael Golosinski.
The Power burst out with a 5 goal second period with 4 players tallying goals. Bryce Garber started the scoring barrage at the 8:24 mark off an assist from Tommy Kundinger. Just a minute later DJ Gooley added the 5th goal of the day off Max Mudge and Gavin Reidy assists. Reidy then scored his first goal of the season just 9 seconds later. He was assisted by Max Erstad. The Jr. Blues got their only goal of the weekend at the 13:22 mark, but DJ Gooley answered with his second goal of the day and was assisted by Max Erstad and Gavin Reidy. Toomey added his 15th goal of the year unassisted at the 18:13 mark.
The Power wasn’t finished as Bryce Garber added his second of the day and the Power’s 9th goal off an assist from Zach Wolverton in the first minute of the third period. That goal capped the day’s scoring, with the Power coming out with a 9-1 victory and weekend sweep.
Adam Prokop stopped 22 of 23 St, Louis shots. The Power had 40 shots on goal.
The Kundinger Power Player of the week goes to Adam Prokop with only one goal allowed in two games. Prokop stopped all 18 Jr. Blues shots on Friday for the shutout and 22 shots on Saturday in the wins.
The Power are on the road again this weekend when they travel to Rochester to take on the Grizzlies in a Friday-Saturday match up. Both games are at 7:05 at the Rochester Recreation Center and will be broadcast on Hockey TV.
The Power returns home Thanksgiving weekend with a Friday-Saturday series against the Peoria Mustangs. Both games are at 7:30pm at Kettle Moraine Ice Center. Friday is Stop Hunger Night in conjunction with the West Bend Full Shelf Food Pantry and Saturday is Skate with the Power night.