Offensive Explosion Leads to 3 M&M Thunder WinsIssue Date: November 15, 2018
The M&M Thunder had no trouble scoring goals Saturday against the Southwest Eagles, Oregon Panthers and Waunakee Wildcats over the weekend, winning the three games by a combined 29-2.
Against Waunakee on Saturday, the Thunder scored one goal with 8:20 to go in the first period off the stick of Wesley Knutson. He scored again less than a minute into the second.
Zack Wailin and Jason Bowers each scored in the second, but it wasn't until the third period that the floodgates really opened.
The Thunder scored seven goals in the period to put the game to bed, 11-0. Cade Fernstrum had two goals, Bowers scored again, while Ethan Koch, Adam Lemery and Brandon Bruning each scored one apiece.
Justin Netemeyer had three assists. Jordan Carvenough and Knutson had two each. Aidan Bohaczek, Fernstrum, Adam Majdoub, Lemery and Bruning each assisted goals as well.
Braeden Park was relatively untested in the game. He was forced to make just two saves as the Thunder defense kept the Wildcats off the puck and allowed the team to coast to a win.
After the win over Waunakee, the Thunder defeated the Southwest Eagles 10-0.
Knutson put his name on the scoresheet early and often. He scored twice in the first period and twice more in the second period. He got his fifth in the third period to cap off a 10-0 M&M win, also adding an assist.
Fernstrum, Nick Kehoe, Netemeyer, Bohaczek and Lemery each scored. Fernstrum had two assists. Matthew Swenson, Kehoe, Carvenough, Lemery and Jason Bowers had one assist each.
Niya Patneaude manned the net for the Thunder in the win. He was forced into a bit more action than Park, the Thunder's regular 2017-18 goaltender, was in the first game. Patneaude played all 45 minutes and made 14 saves.
Before making the trip back, the Thunder headed to Oregon to face the Panthers on Sunday. Again they took care of business, winning 8-2.
Kehoe scored first on a Majdoub assist and Knutson scored unassisted to give the Thunder a 2-0 lead at the end of one period.
Oregon got one a minute into the second, but the Thunder rattled off five straight to secure the win. Knutson had a total of four goals, while Bruning, Bowers and Lemery each scored once. Lemery added four assists.
Park was back in the net, making 11 saves in the game.
It was a busy night in the penalty box, as the two teams combined for 28 minutes spent in the bin.
Recent stories, opinions and photos