Wyatt Schingoethe had a hat trick and Joe Cassetti was all over the stat sheet during an 8-2 Saturday road win against the Sioux City Musketeers at Tyson Events Center.
The victory gives the Hawks a five-game road winning streak and four straight overall.
The Hawks jumped on the Musketeers for three first period goals, starting just 64 seconds into the game. Eluding pressure, Aaron Bohlinger sent a shot wide of the net, and Cassetti’s follow-up opportunity created a rebound in the slot. Schingoethe was there to knock it in.
Schingoethe scored again at 6:49, capitalizing from the right circle on Cassetti’s pass during a two-on-one.
During a power play, Schingoethe and Bohlinger helped set up a Cassetti goal at 12:05. Schingoethe’s feed created a clear path to the net through the right circle for Bohlinger. The defenseman feathered the puck to Cassetti to score into an open side.
Waterloo continued the onslaught in the second. At 2:02, Ryder Rolston moved the disk across the slot to Patrick Guzzo; with a couple of strides toward the net, he flipped the puck over Ethan Haider’s left shoulder.
Schingoethe completed his hat trick not quite five minutes later. His initial shot missed the net but sprang back to the side of the goal; with players chopping away, Schingoethe got the last touch to make it a 5-0 score.
A fortunate bounce made it 6-0 at 1:31 of the third. Cassetti’s shot from the top of the left circle was redirected by a defender’s stick leaving Haider no chance as the puck fluttered over him and under the crossbar.
At 8:29, Luke Bast added an exclamation point while the Hawks were skating two men shorthanded. Off a defensive zone draw, Waterloo was able to gain control, and Mason Reiners sprung Cassetti to center on a two-on-one. Cassetti set up Bast for an almost identical goal to the one scored by Schingoethe on the rush in the first period.
Sioux City broke through near the end of the five-on-three when Gabe Blanchard scored from the left circle at 9:55. Thirty-five seconds later, Evan Bushy struck again on a shot from the left point.
Rolston scored the game’s last goal on an odd-man rush at 16:41.
Waterloo outshot Sioux City 41-23, with 21 saves by Gabriel Carriere for the win.
Waterloo’s final road game in a sequence of five straight away from home is Wednesday night against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Waterloo 3 2 3 - 8
Sioux City 0 0 2 - 2
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Schingoethe 15 (Cassetti, Bohlinger), 1:04. 2, Waterloo, Schingoethe 16 (Cassetti), 6:49. 3, Waterloo, Cassetti 10 (Bohlinger, Schingoethe), 12:05 (PP). Penalties-Caponi Wat (holding), 7:08; Carrabes Sc (hooking), 10:16; Caponi Wat (roughing), 16:58.
2nd Period-4, Waterloo, Guzzo 12 (Rolston), 2:02. 5, Waterloo, Schingoethe 17 6:47. Penalties-Strada Wat (roughing), 6:10; Antenucci Sc (roughing), 6:10.
3rd Period-6, Waterloo, Cassetti 11 1:31. 7, Waterloo, Bast 6 (Cassetti, Reiners), 8:29 (SH). 8, Sioux City, Blanchard 4 (Pasanen, Harrison), 9:55 (PP). 9, Sioux City, Bushy 1 (Newton), 10:30. 10, Waterloo, Rolston 16 16:41. Penalties-Bengtsson Wat (hooking), 7:58; Ness Wat (high sticking), 8:18.
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 12-15-14-41. Sioux City 6-9-8-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 1 / 1; Sioux City 1 / 4.
Goalies-Waterloo, Carriere 21-7-2-0 (23 shots-21 saves). Sioux City, Haider 11-15-6-0 (41 shots-33 saves).