Karen’s Print Rite brings you regular updates on former Waterloo Black Hawks players. This week’s top performers include:
#3 – Alec McCrea
Toledo Walleye/Grand Rapids Griffins (ECHL/AHL) • Defenseman
Playing in his fifth professional hockey game, McCrea notched his first goal. The even-strength score came during the second period of a game against the Florida Everblades, and was set up by another former Waterloo Black Hawk, Blake Hillman. At the time, the goal made it 1-1, although the Everblades would go on to win the game in overtime, 4-3. Nonetheless, McCrea was recalled by the Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday and could make his first AHL appearance Friday versus the Toronto Marlies.
#2 – Bailey Conger
Colorado College Tigers (NCAA) • Forward
Power play scoring helped Bailey Conger record his second multigoal game of the season Saturday during a 4-4 tie against Western Michigan. During advantages in the first and second period, Conger found the net. He also had an assist during the game, as well as an assist the night before in a 6-3 loss to the Broncos. After sitting out last season while transferring from Providence, Conger now has four goals and two assists in six appearances for Colorado College.
#1 – Collin Saccoman
Lake Superior State Lakers (NCAA) • Defenseman
After a breakout offensive year as a junior, Collin Saccoman has had a strong start to his senior campaign. Over the weekend during a pair of wins against Ferris State, Saccoman had three goals and an assist. Friday, he helped propel the Lakers to a 5-4 overtime win by contributing two points in the third period. Saturday, he had the first and third Lake Superior State goals – both on the power play – during a 4-3 victory. Saccoman now has six goals this season after recording 10 last year.
Phil Beaulieu, Northern Michigan Wildcats (NCAA): 2 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 Pts, +1
Alex Guptill, Allen Americans (ECHL): 3 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 Pts, +4
Liam Pecararo, Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL): 3 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 Pts, +4
Blake Winiecki, Florida Everblades (ECHL): 3 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 Pts, +3
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