Thunder Continue Winning Ways on Weekend HomestandIssue Date: December 13, 2018
With four more home wins over the weekend, the M&M Thunder have stretched its winning streak to double digits in commanding fashion.
On Saturday, the Thunder took care of the Oregon Midgets, winning 8-0 and 7-1.
In the first win, the Thunder scored three in the first period and five in the second period. Brandon Bruning had a trio of goals and an assist to lead the way, while Wesley Knutson got two goals, and Aidan Bohaczek, Justin Netemeyer and Jason Bowers had one apiece.
Cade Fernstrum, Ryan Moreau, Adam Lemery, Knutson, Ethan Koch and Zack Wallin had an assist apiece and Jordan Carvenough had two helpers.
Niya Patneaude was relatively untested in the net, but she saved all 12 shots she saw.
Braeden Park started the second game of the day as the goaltenders continued to split time. He allowed a first-period goal, but that was all, as he shut the door on 17 of 18 shots and the Thunder cruised to the 7-1 win behind four in the first period.
Knutson scored twice, while Fernstrum, Wallin, Bruning, Bohaczek and Adam Mejdoub each scored one.
Jacob Pantti had two assists, with one to Netemeyer, Knutson, Koch, Wallin, Evan Casey, Carvenough and Matt Swenson.
On Sunday, the Milwaukee Blaze Midgets came to town and suffered the same fate as Oregon, falling 7-0 and 9-3.
In his game, Park was perfect. He was 17-for-17 on saves. The offense wasn't bad either, with Wallin leading the way.
Wallin scored twice, while Paul Nash, Fernstrum, Knutson, Bohaczek and Carvenough each scored once. Lemery had two assists, while Netemeyer, Nash, Knutson, Swenson and Carvenough had one.
The Thunder faced as much adversity in Sunday's second game as it did all weekend. The Thunder trailed 2-1 after the first period, but four goals each in the second and third put the game to bed in the Thunder's favor.
Bohaczek scored two goals and had three assists in the game. Netemeyer, Nash, Pantti, Lemery, Knutson, Wallin and Carvenough scored one apiece. Carvenough, Koch, Knutson, Lemery and Ryan Moreau each had assists.
Patneaude faced 12 shots, saving nine. The Thunder spent a total of 52 minutes in the box on 10 infractions.
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