The Power extended their winning streak to 10 games in a sweep of the Oregon Tradesmen in a home and away series to finish the regular season.
Friday night the Power traveled to Oregon, taking game one of the series 9-4 before returning to the Kettle Moraine Ice Center for Saturday night’s game and an exciting 3-2 overtime win.
Friday night the scoring started early in the first period as Luke Nemeth scored the Power’s first goal of the night at the 3:11 mark with assists from Andrew Butler and Patrick Toomey. The Tradesmen matched that with a goal of their own, scored by Connor Byrne and assisted by Ben Parent and Dillon Schmidt at the 4:50 mark. They followed that up with a goal from Carter Watters at 7:03, assisted by Dayne Deanovich and Bryce Stensrud. The Power responded with three more goals. Bryce Garber scored at 8:02 with an assist from Joe Potter, then Liam Fraser scored with assists from Patrick Toomey and Andrew Butler at the 12:34 mark. Owen Drake finished off the period with the Power’s fourth goal of the night, scoring at 14:55. The assists were from Max Mudge and Odin Klebba.
The second period saw one goal from the Tradesmen. Amir Velikhanov’s goal at the 7:27 mark was assisted by Dayne Deanovich and Matthew Shaw.
The third period saw a Power surge as the remaining five goals were scored. At the 6:14 mark, Patrick Toomey scored on the power play, assisted by Mike Dalaly and Bryce Garber. Another power play goal was scored at 8:13 by Andrew Butler. The assists on the goal were from Mike Dalaly and Jack Wojnowski. A third power play goal was scored by Jack Wojnowski, assisted by Patrick Toomey and Bryce Garber at the 10:07 mark. The Tradesmen scored their last goal of the night from Dayne Deanovich, assisted by Sam Knight and Parker Murn at 10:11. Bryce Garber added a goal at 11:28 with assists from Riley Planey and Max Erstad. The night was finished off with the ninth Power goal scored by Owen Drake at the 15:19 mark with an assist from Max Erstad.
Power goaltender Adam Prokop stopped 32 of 36 Tradsemen shots in the Power net.
Saturday night’s game was the last regular home game of the season, and the Power got off to somewhat of a slow start in front of our record crowd. The scoring began with a goal from Tradesmen player Carter Watters in the first period. Matthew Shaw and Ben Parent assisted on the goal at the 4:53 mark. The second period saw another Tradesmen goal as Marcus Mack scored at 13:00 with assists from Matthew Shaw and Ben Parent.
The Power came out full force in the third period with a power play goal from Joe Potter at the 2:47 mark. Gavin Reidy and Bryce Garber assisted on the goal. At 9:44, Blake Keller scored on the power play to tie the game, assisted by Andrew Butler and Mike Dalaly.
An overtime win came the Power’s way as Power Captain Mike Dalaly scored at the 1:59 mark with assists from Joe Potter and Blake Keller.
Prokop saved 40 shots on goal to bring home another weekend victory for the Power.
Playoff season is starting this week! The Power will again be facing the Oregon Tradesmen in the first round of the Central Division Fraser Cup playoffs. Game 1 is Thursday, March 9 at 7:30pm at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center sponsored by Regal Ware. Rally towels, sponsored by Gehl Food & Beverage and Gehl’s Cheese Sauce will be given away to the first 250 fans. Game 2 will be on Friday, March 10 in Oregon at 7:30pm. If game 3 is needed, it will be on Sunday, March 12 at 3pm in Oregon. The playoff games will be broadcast on Hockey TV.
Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door. Ticket Voucher coupons will not be accepted for playoffs. General Admission tickets received in advanced will be accepted.
By Chloe Schmidt