Wisconsin pulls away in second, rolls over Battle Creek, 9-2

The Wisconsin Whalers used a four-goal second period to put away the Battle Creek Revolution, 9-2.

Wisconsin got the win with help from a great game by Tim Tarvis, who had two goals and two assists. Tarvis scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 4:49 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Wisconsin. The Whalers earned a power play opportunity when Blake Thompson was put in the box for cross checking. Ryan Martin provided the assist. Tarvis\’ next tally on the power play made the score 9-2 Wisconsin with zero seconds left in the third period. A checking from behind penalty on Derek Dodge had put Wisconsin on the power play. Jason Hoehn picked up the assist.

Battle Creek fell victim to a deadly the Whalers power play, which ripped the Revolution for six goals.

Wisconsin\’s offense rang up 86 shots on Battle Creek\’s net. The Whalers found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Wisconsin has scored at the pace of 4.4 goals per game during the current campaign. The defensemen of the Whalers were also effective in the Revolution\’s zone, and came away with two goals. Wisconsin was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 30 penalty minutes.

Wisconsin additionally got points from Martin, who also racked up one goal and two assists, Alex Anderson, who also registered two goals and two assists, and Hoehn, who also had one goal and one assist. Wisconsin also got a goal from Dan Addie as well. More assists for Wisconsin came via Jon Skarlis, Easton Halbert, and David Volkmann, who contributed one a piece and D.J. Mussey and Zack Johnson, who each chipped in three.

The Battle Creek penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 11 minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. The Revolution surpassed its season average of 25.0 penalty minutes per game.

Battle Creek was helped by Michael Schmitt, who registered one goal. Schmitt scored 19:27 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Wisconsin. Dodge provided the assist. Trevor Carey also scored for Battle Creek. Other players who recorded assists for Battle Creek were Dan Olson and Ian Rolfsen, who contributed one a piece.

David Volkmann made 25 saves for the Whalers on 27 shots. Zach Kooi recorded 77 saves for the Revolution. Battle Creek registered one goal on eight power play opportunities.