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Thunder Split Last Two Games on Civic Center Ice
Issue Date: January 23, 2019
The M&M Thunder said goodbye to the Civic Center over the weekend with two games against Manistique.
The Thunder will move into the new Marinette Recreation Center. In the final games at the Center, which has housed the Thunder since 1989, the Thunder split with Manistique.
The Thunder took a 4-3 win in the first game. Jordan Carvenough had three goals to start off a good day from his perspective. Adam Lemery also scored and had an assist. Nick Kehoe and Aidan Bohaczek each provided assists.
Leading Thunder goal scorer Wes Knutson didn't play due to illness.
Braeden Park made 27 saves and the Thunder had 39 shots on goal. The win was part of the Central Upper Peninsula Cup (CUP) and helped the Thunder increase its tally to 10-0 in the competition on the season.
In the second game, the Thunder lost 3-2. Carvenough scored again to finish the day with four, but the Thunder couldn't finish things off with a win in its now former home. Bohaczek had a goal, also providing an assist, as did Cade Fernstrum.
Niya Patneaude started in the net and made 26 saves. The Thunder had 33 shots.
The Thunder had a 27-8-1 record on the season after the weekend's split. They host a home tournament at their new arena starting Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.
M&M Thunder 4 Manistique 3
In a CUP League matchup between the top two teams, the M&M Thunder revenged last weekends loss to the Manistique Midgets to solidify their status as the first place team in the league standings. Playing without their top goal scorer Wes Knutson because of illness, the M&M Thunder fell behind early 3-1 only to rally to a 4-3 victory. Jordan Carvenough scored a hat trick and an assist while Adam Lemery scored a goal and assist. Aidan Bohaczek and Nick Kehoe also earned assists for the Thunder. Braeden Park made 27 saves in the victory while the Thunder were able to get 39 shots on goal. The M&M Thunder increased their league leading record to 10-0 in the Central Upper Peninsula (CUP) League.
M&M Thunder 2 Manistique 3
In the second game of the day, Manistique again took an early 3-1 lead and held on for the split 3-2. Jordan Carvenough and Aidan Bohaczek each scored a goal with Bohaczek and Cade Fernstrum each earning an assist. Niya Patneaude had 26 saves in net and the M&M Thunder put 33 shots on goal. The Thunder record for the year is 27-8-1 after the weekend games.
The M&M Thunder played their final home game in the Marinette Civic Center Domes which have been in use since 1989. The Thunder host their home tournament starting January 25th, Friday night at the new Marinette Community REC Center starting with a ceremonial puck drop at 6:00PM. Admission is free all weekend as the Thunder will host teams from Rockford, IL, St. Ignace, MI, Verona, WI and Waunakee/Middleton, WI. A Men's League exhibition game between the Sports Corner and Fully Charged will take place on Saturday at 5PM.