Weekend Recap – Power sweeps Oregon

Dec 11, 2023

The Power faced Oregon in a home and away series over the weekend and came away with four points in a sweep of the Tradesmen.

Friday the Power won 6-2 at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center and Saturday won 2-1 in overtime at the Oregon Ice Arena.

Friday’s match up didn’t see scoring until 4:06 of the first period when Cole Fenske tallied his 10th goal of the season off assists from Teagan Scheurer (15) and Jace Fitzgerald (12).  The Tradesmen tied it up at 2:37 off a goal from Dylan Wedward and then took the lead off an Easton Simpson goal at 1:35 giving the visitors a 2-1 lead after the first period.

The second period was all Power, with the home team scoring three times.  Teagan Scheurer scored his 9th goal of the season at 16:39 assisted by Monte Goold (2) and Cole Fenske (9) to tie it up.  Zach Wolverton put the Power ahead for good at 2:20 with his second goal of the season off assists from Riley Planey (3) and Owen Drake (6).  Connor O’Neal added the Power’s fourth goal of the night, ninth on the season, at 1:06 off assists from Riley Planey (4) and Bryce Garber (12).

The Power continued their strong play in the third period, adding two more goals for the eventual 6-2 final.  Will Leshnock scored his second goal of the season at 17:19 off assists from Max Mudge (12) and Bryce Garber (13) and Lucca Weinkauf scored his first goal as a Power at 11:51 off assists from Riley Planey (5) and Carter Daul (2).

Walker Berner got the win in the Power net, stopping 21 of 23 Oregon shots on goal.  The Power had 40 shots on goal.

The Palermo’s Screamin Sicilian Three Stars of the Game were: third star, Lucca Weinkauf, second star Monte Goold and first star Teagan Scheurer.  The Versi-foam Hard Hat Hardest Worker of the Game was Will Leshnock.

Saturday the Power traveled to Oregon in the second of the home and away series.  The Power got on top early in the game at 18:50 when Max Mudge fired the first shot of the game past Oregon netminder Tyler Fromholz.  He was assisted by Bryce Garber(14).  That was the only scoring in the period giving the Power a 1-0 advantage after the first period.   The only scoring in the second period came at the 9:31 mark when Zak Molstad scored for the home team to tie it up 1-1.  There was no scoring in the third period, sending the game to overtime.  A five-minute major on Zack Slinger carried over into the overtime period, and the Power took advantage of the opportunity at 1:25 of overtime with 2 seconds to go on the penalty when Cole Fenske fired a shot from long range to seal the Power victory.  He was assisted by Max Mudget (13) and Bryce Garber (15).

Brooks Barofsky got the win in the Power net, stopping 38 of 39 Tradesmen shots on goal.  The Power had 42 shots on goal on the night.

The Kundinger Fluid Power Players of the weekend are Cole Fenske, Max Mudge and Bryce Garber.

The Power moves to 19-4-0-1 with 39 points in first place in the Central Division.  Oregon is now 13-8-1 in third place with 27 points.

The Power is at home this weekend taking on the St. Louis Jr. Blues in a Friday-Saturday two game set.  Friday is SCOUT Night sponsored by Bubon Orthodontics.  All girl and boy scouts receive free admission.  Saturday is Ugly Christmas Sweater night sponsored by Westbury Bank.  Fans wearing their best Ugly Christmas Sweater will receive $5 admission and have a chance to win prizes during intermission. Both games are at 7:30pm and will be broadcast on NAHL TV.