Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei has scored four goals this season and all of them have been game-winners, including his third period tally Friday, which nudged the visitors past the Waterloo Black Hawks 2-1 at Young Arena.
During a four-on-three power play at 5:18 of the final frame, Lohrei backpedaled with the puck across the high slot into the right circle. Using a defender as a screen, he lifted his chance inside the opposite post to break a 1-1 tie.
Lohrei also assisted on the other Green Bay goal which was recorded with 29.4 seconds left in the first period. He helped force a turnover in the Waterloo zone, with the puck ending up in the slot. Jackson Hallum found it there and rifled his attempt under the crossbar.
Waterloo tied the game at 8:43 of the second. A pass to Tucker Ness at the right point was deflected, but the Hawks defenseman stuck with it, collecting the puck off the boards. Ness then squeezed a low shot past Aaron Randazzo to the short side.
The Hawks were credited with 22 shots in the second period, with Randazzo stopping the other 21. In the win, he made a total of 43 saves. The Hawks Charlie Glockner made 38 stops in the loss.
Waterloo stays at home Saturday to host the Sioux City Musketeers; the game begins at 6:05 p.m.
Green Bay 1 0 1 - 2
Waterloo 0 1 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Green Bay, Hallum 4 (Kirwan, Lohrei), 19:30. Penalties-Copre Wat (bench minor-too many men), 2:12; Lagerback Wat (slashing), 5:29; Tucker Gb (slashing), 5:58; Demsey Wat (kneeing), 10:30.
2nd Period-2, Waterloo, Ness 1 (Hansen, O’Hara), 8:43. Penalties-Staring Gb (bench minor-too many men), 13:33; Scholl Gb (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 16:00; Szmagaj Wat (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 16:00; Tucker Gb (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 17:38; Ness Wat (checking from behind, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 17:38.
3rd Period-3, Green Bay, Lohrei 4 (Thiesing, Schmaltz), 5:18 (PP). Penalties-Gurney Gb (diving/embellishment), 4:13; O’Hara Wat (roughing), 4:13; Waldron Wat (tripping), 4:50; Servagno Gb (hooking), 6:10; Ozar Wat (high sticking), 7:07; Lohrei Gb (slashing), 9:39.
Shots on Goal-Green Bay 15-17-8-40. Waterloo 8-22-14-44.
Power Play Opportunities-Green Bay 1 / 6; Waterloo 0 / 4.
Goalies-Green Bay, Randazzo 1-0-0-0 (44 shots-43 saves). Waterloo, Glockner 0-2-0-0 (40 shots-38 saves).
Referees-Kevin Corbett, John Linder (78).
Linesmen-Zach Carson, Bryan Gorcoff.