Power Split in Wausau

The Power were in Wausau this past weekend to take on the RiverWolves in a two game series.

On Friday Cole Shane would get the start for the Power but had to leave the game early in the 1st to fix an equipment issue. Zach Piehl would take to the crease but would give up one goal to Wausau. Shane would return later in the period for the remainder of the game.

The RiverWolves would increase their lead to two in the 2nd before the Power’s offense would get on the board two minutes later with a goal from Max Erstad, assisted by Tyler Nelson and Garrett Alton. Alton would add a goal of his own with less than five minutes to go in the 2nd, assisted by Erstad and Mason Proskin.

The 3rd frame was a stalemate for over 18 minutes before a center ice turnover led to the go ahead goal for Wausau. The Power outshot the RiverWolves 38 to 26 but were kept at bay by goaltender Joseph La Forge for the 1st and 3rd period.

On Saturday Jackson Broussard would get the start for the Power after having not seen game action for three weeks. He would stop 18 of 19 shots faced for his second win of the season.

The Milwaukee offense would strike first with a goal from Teddy Marion late in the 1st with Alton getting the assist. The Power would pile on four goals in the 2nd coming from: Trey Bess, assisted by Devin Huie and Brady Rossbach. Marion, assisted by Nico Piehl and Max Erstad (Power Play). Erstad, assisted by Mason Ausmus (Shorthanded). Bess, assisted by Steven Delikat and Rossbach.

Dilekat would score his first goal of the season, and in a Milwaukee uniform, in the 3rd period for what would be the final score of 6-1, assisted by Rossbach and Huie.

“As a staff we continuously stress to be hungrier than they are and we finally showed our attack mentality and our focus on our d-zone tonight,” said Head Coach Nate Eminger. “Jackson (Broussard) stepped up big time for us after being out for a while the confidence can slip away but he played solid, controlled his rebounds and helped us get the W.”

Multiple lines contributed in the goal column after the Power offense had struggled over that past couple of weekends, “We know we are a deep team with different play styles and abilities, with multiple lines finally believing in themselves and having that confidence it will make us a tough team to stop,” said Eminger.

The Power are now (4-8) on the season with the most games played in the Central Division and currently sit in 4th place. They will be at home this upcoming weekend to take on the (2-4-1) St. Louis Jr. Blues as both sides look to have a good weekend before Thanksgiving and keep pace in the division.

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