After a Friday loss, the Bulldogs won in a shootout Saturday to grab two points on the road trip.
Chicago 3 @ Wisconsin 5 – Adam Schoenfeld lifted the Wisconsin Whalers to a 5-3 victory with a hat trick against the Chicago Junior Bulldogs. Schoenfeld got on the scoresheet 14:06 into the first period. He then added goals at 15:53 into the first and at 17:51 into the second. Wisconsin stifled Chicago's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Whalers forced the Junior Bulldogs goalie Troy Pierce to work between the pipes, taking 52 shots.
Wisconsin also had goals scored by Michael Tish and Connor Morgan, who scored one goal each. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Will Holtan, Joe Perrelle, Niko Keranen, and Isaac Hale, who each chipped in one and Dan Addie, Peter Henderson, and Kaleb Morley, who contributed two each. Chicago kept Wisconsin's goalie busy throughout the game, and David Volkmann made 39 saves on 42 shots. Chicago was helped by Ryan Glennon, who grabbed one goal. Glennon scored 19:19 into the second period to make the score 5-3 Wisconsin. Scott Schroeder assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Chicago included Matt Blaszkiewicz and Scott Coash Jr, who each put in one. More assists for Chicago came via Scott Herbster, Noah Carter, and Michael Ellis, who each chipped in one. Troy Pierce made 47 saves for the Junior Bulldogs on 52 shots. Chicago registered zero goals on five power play opportunities.
Chicago 2 @ Wisconsin 1 – Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Chicago Junior Bulldogs defeated the Wisconsin Whalers in a shootout 2-1 (2-0 SO). The shootout lasted for eight attempts between the teams. Chicago's other shootout goal was scored by Toms Taurins. The Junior Bulldogs overcame a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Chicago trailed 1-0 after a goal by Wisconsin's Will Holtan at 1:33 in the third period. The Junior Bulldogs tied things up at 1-1 on a goal by Michael Howard at 12:26 in the third period. Chicago's Sam Harden was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 48 saves and let only one puck past him. Harden managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 3.16 prior to the game. The Junior Bulldogs' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Wisconsin power plays. More assists for Chicago came via Tyler Seltenriech and Michael Ellis, who contributed one each. The Whalers stifled Chicago's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Wisconsin was held below its usual level of production. The Whalers put an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game. Wisconsin forced the Junior Bulldogs goalie Harden to work between the pipes, taking 49 shots. In addition, Wisconsin received assists from Dan Addie and Adam Alcott, who each chipped in one. Chris Johansen made 26 saves for the Whalers on 27 shots.
The Bulldogs will get this weekend off before taking on West Michigan at home on November 21.