The Milwaukee Power had a three game home stand last week that started Wednesday evening against the Rochester Grizzlies. The Bolts were coming off of a series split in Peoria the previous weekend. The Grizzlies were coming off of a series split in Wausau.
Spencer Northway would start in net for Milwaukee and Zach Wiese got the nod for Rochester. Both offenses were held at bay until the Grizzlies power play capitalized with a goal from Kyle Bauer early in the second period. Austin Meers would increase the lead to two before the end of the period with less than 15 seconds to go. Bauer would add a second tally in the third to make it a three goal lead and the score would remain unchanged through the remainder of the contest as Wiese picked up the win and a shutout.
The Power looked to regroup against the Mustangs on Saturday afternoon. Austin Bartell manned to crease for Milwaukee and Joe Ambroffi for Peoria. Bartell held off the Mustang’s shooters until late in the first when Ryan Callahan and Massimo Polistina each recorded a goal. Peoria would add to their lead early in the second with a power play goal from Ethan Chesney. Milwaukee would send Northway in to relieve Bartell for the remainder of the game. Tristan Trudel would score late in the third to give the Mustangs a four goal lead. It looked like the Power would be shut out again before Michael Dalaly scored on the power play, assisted by Nate Stone and Max Erstad. Peoria would win with a 4-1 at the final buzzer.
Hoping to split the weekend Milwaukee started Northway in goal and Peoria started Nahuel Veyan. The first period was quiet until Easton Nick scored from close range to give the Power their first lead of the week, assists were credited to Dalaly and David Nappier. Milwaukee led to start the second but Hubert Guzy would even up the score less than three minutes in. A minute and a half later Nick would score just three seconds into a power play after Dalaly won the face-off right to Nick’s wing side. Trudel would tie the game quickly and the score would remain locked at two a side for more than half of regulation. With a scoreless third the contest would head to overtime. Both sides would get their chances but Peoria would come out on top to sweep the weekend.
In their three game stretch the Power offense averaged one goal per game. With the Tradesmen, averaging more than four goals a game, coming to town this Friday the Bolts will need to shut down Sam VanderHoeven and find a way to get more point production to pick up their first win against Oregon this season. If you can make it to Ozaukee this Friday you can catch all the action live on Hockey TV.