The Wildcats' power play units got plenty of chances to show their abilities, scoring all the of the Wildcats' goals in a 3-1 win over the Janesville Jets.
The opportunities started early on as the Jets' Nick Albergo was shown the door only 1:25 into the game after a hit from behind. He was given a five minute major and a game misconduct, and the Wildcats capitalized midway through their man advantage. Colin Staub got the 'Cats on the board, aided by Eliot Grauer and Erik Ouellette for an early 1-0 advantage. Janesville had trouble staying out of the box early, and with two players in the box, the Wildcats scored again on the man advantage, with Kyle Bauman scoring from Patrick Yudez and Ouellette, putting the 'Cats up 2-0.
The Jets struck back before the end of the period as Austin Vieth snuck in behind the defense and went glove-side high on a breakaway for a 2-1 game, but that's as close as the Jets managed to get. Bauman added a second goal in the second period, also on the power play, for a 3-1 lead. Ben Kucera picked up the lone assist.
Meanwhile at the other end of the ice, the Wildcats defense did an excellent job limiting the Jets' chances, while Cooper Cook stopped 16 of the 17 shots that got through. The Wildcats never let the Jets put more than 8 shots on Cook in a single period, including keeping them to only three shots in the second.
The Wildcats (1-0-1) will face the Springfield Junior Blues tomorrow afternoon.