The Waterloo Black Hawks weren’t behind for long Friday during a 4-1 victory over the Des Moines Buccaneers on the road at Buccaneer Arena.
Each team scored a first period goal, with all the offense in the first frame coming in a 16-second span. Harrison Roy nudged the Bucs to the lead at 12:40, knocking a pass into an open side as Des Moines came up the rink in transition.
On the next shift, Xander Lamppa responded. Nic Belpedio sent a shot from the left point wide of the net. It came off the end wall to Lamppa, who put it in at the opposite post.
Waterloo took the lead at 8:41 of the second period. All the action leading up to the goal was on right wing with Kyle Haskins and Connor Caponi making their way to the offensive end. That left Wyatt Schingoethe wide open as he came streaking up the left side of the ice to lift a shot under the crossbar. Waterloo built the margin to two goals at 10:25, when Lamppa slipped behind the Des Moines defense near the Bucs blue line. When a pass came his way, it took him a moment to settle a rolling puck, but Lamppa slipped a low shot past Cameron Rowe to boost the Hawks to a 3-1 edge.
Ryder Rolston added one more goal early in the third. With the Hawks on a power play, Griffin Ness and Ondrej Psenicka were each stopped in quick succession, but Rolston’s rebound try made it across the goal line at 1:05. It was his team-leading 10th goal of the season.
Gabriel Carriere made 26 saves for the win.
The Hawks wrap up their three-game holiday weekend at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. game against the RoughRiders.
Waterloo 1 2 1 - 4
Des Moines 1 0 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Des Moines, Roy 3 (Nevers, Paine), 12:40. 2, Waterloo, Lamppa 6 (Belpedio), 12:56. Penalties-Guzzo Wat (interference), 17:30; Bengtsson Wat (roughing), 19:26; Ness Wat (roughing), 19:26; Strada Dm (roughing), 19:26; Warnert Dm (roughing), 19:26.
2nd Period-3, Waterloo, Schingoethe 5 (Haskins, Caponi), 8:41. 4, Waterloo, Lamppa 7 (Rolston, Szmagaj), 10:25. Penalties-Argentina Wat (slashing), 2:43; Haskins Wat (hooking), 15:00; Drkulec Wat (roughing), 19:54; Andrews Dm (roughing), 19:54; Nevers Dm (checking from behind), 19:54.
3rd Period-5, Waterloo, Rolston 10 (Psenicka, Ness), 1:05 (PP). Penalties-Haskins Wat (roughing), 7:23; Senken Dm (roughing), 7:23; Drkulec Wat (high sticking), 8:48; Argentina Wat (delay of game), 17:36; Fensterstock Dm (delay of game), 17:36; Argentina Wat (major-fighting, game misconduct-fighting (under 5 mins)), 19:55; Anderson Dm (major-cross checking, game misconduct-cross checking), 19:55; Fensterstock Dm (major-fighting, game misconduct-fighting (under 5 mins)), 19:55.
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 14-7-10-31. Des Moines 14-6-7-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 1 / 2; Des Moines 0 / 4.
Goalies-Waterloo, Carriere 7-1-1-0 (27 shots-26 saves). Des Moines, Rowe 6-5-1-0 (31 shots-27 saves).