The Milwaukee Power took the road to Rochester this past weekend and ended up dropping both games to the first place Grizzlies.
Friday Power goaltender Brett Holmer got his first NA3HL start, stopping 28 of 30 shots, but it wasn’t enough as the Power couldn’t find its offense and was held scoreless on just 17 shots.
“As a team we need to find additional scoring punch. Guys need to bury their chances. We had 3 breakaways in game 1, 2 of them we did not get a shot off. We need to bear down on these opportunities, especially against the upper teams in our league,” said Power VP Hockey Operations, General Manager Kevin Marion.
Saturday the Power got on the board first at 2:47 of the second period when Patrick Toomey finished off a 2-on-0 for his 10th goal of the season. The Grizzlies tied it up on a power play at the 16:00 minute mark after the puck bounced off the back boards and out in front of Adam Prokop. The Grizzlies took a 2-1 lead just under two minutes later. The Grizzlies third goal of the night came at the 11:16 of the third. With the extra attacker, Max Mudge would score a late goal at the 19:25 mark for the Power to make it interesting, but Rochester was able to hold on for the win. Mudge was assisted by Patrick Toomey. Adam Prokop stopped 25 of 28 shots in the Power net. The Power had 30 shots on goal in the effort.
The Power falls to 7-7-1-1 into 4th place in the Central Division.
The Power returns home Saturday, November 5 to fact the Oregon Tradesmen at Kettle Moraine Ice Center at 7:30pm. for Salute to Veterans Night. All active military and veterans will be admitted free.