Wausau Cyclones split with Milwaukee, Remains in Solid Position for Playoffs

Wausau, WI – The Wausau Cyclones took on the Milwaukee Power over the weekend as the Cyclones focused on taking care of business versus the team chasing them in the playoff race. Wausau picked up a 2-1 win on Friday and fell 5-1 on the home ice Saturday, which moved their season record to (17-19-1-1). After earning 2 of 4 points possible on the weekend Wausau now has a ten-point lead for the final playoff spot with just 9 games remaining.

Friday night Wausau got on the scoreboard quickly, as forward Luke Anderson netted his 9th goal of the season at 2:23. The contest stayed 1-0 good guys until 5:40 of the third when Milwaukee forward Mason Ausmus lit the lamp with his 13th of the season. Blake Neill provided the game winning goal at 8:35 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Luke Anderson and Chase Heckerson. Zach Dosan picked up the win after stopping 33 of 34 shots.

Saturday’s match up in front of a capacity crowd got off to a rough start for the home team. Milwaukee netted three goals in the first 13 minutes of action. The Cyclones lone goal came at 38 seconds of the second period by Dominick Bourdon. Milwaukee added two additional goals late in the game to provide them a 5-1 win. Mitch Miscevich took the loss in net for Wausau.

Catch the Cyclones back on the home ice Saturday, February 19th at 7:10pm and Sunday at 3:10pm. Stay connected this season by following the Cyclones @wausaucyclones on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and online at wausaucyclones.com. Subscribe to the Cyclones podcast “Inside Cyclones Hockey”, available on your favorite podcast network.

The Cyclones are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification.  The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association.  For more information, visit wausaucyclones.com.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]