OREGON, Wis. — Another day, and another one-goal decision for the Wisconsin Woodsmen.
This time around, however, the Woodsmen were on the winning end of that nail-biting
outcome, as the Woodsmen’s Caden McDonald scored with less than two minutes remaining in
regulation, lifting Wisconsin to a 3-2 win over Peoria in the team’s NA3HL game at the Oregon
The Woodsmen — who dropped a 7-6 decision to the Tradesmen on Friday night — found
themselves staring at a 2-0 deficit before the game was even 13 minutes old, as Oregon’s Erick
Bachtle and Sam Knight each found the back of the net early in the opening frame.
Unfazed, Wisconsin answered with back-to-back goals of their own — both coming off the stick
of Hunter Nelson, who cut the deficit to 2-1 with his first goal at 14:48 of the first period and
added his second less than three minutes later to knot the game at 2-2.
After a scoreless second period, and with neither team able to light the lamp for the majority of
the third, McDonald took matters into his own hands, netting his fifth of the season at 18:02 to
give the Woodsmen the victory, and the split in the team’s two-game weekend series.
Dixon Ehlers did his part between the pipes for the Woodsmen, stopping 26 of the 28 shots he
faced, including all 15 over the game’s final two periods.
The Woodsmen are now off until Dec. 1-2, when they return home to the Tomah Ice Arena for a
pair of games against the Wausau Cyclones. Both games are slated for 7:30 p.m.