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Veteran Forward to Join Hawks

By WBH, 01/19/21, 1:45PM CST

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Third-Year Skater Gaffney Comes from Omaha

Forward Alex Gaffney is a veteran of more than 120 United States Hockey League games over three seasons and will join the Waterloo Black Hawks following a trade announced today.

The Hawks made the deal with the Omaha Lancers.  Gaffney is the only current player who will be relocated in the swap, which also includes several USHL draft picks.  Waterloo hosts the Lancers Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Gaffney was in the lineup for 17 of Omaha’s 19 games so far this season.  He had three goals and two assists.  Four of his five points were recorded in power play situations.

During the prior two seasons, the West Orange, New Jersey, native was a member of the Muskegon Lumberjacks.  In that time, Gaffney produced 27 goals and 28 assists.  He also had a +11 plus/minus differential.  Gaffney’s 60 career USHL points will rank second only to Wyatt Schingoethe (79) among players currently active on Waterloo’s roster.

Gaffney is committed to Harvard University.  He joins fellow forward Casey Severo as the second Crimson recruit in the Hawks’ dressing room.

Limited seats are available for tonight’s Black Hawks game against Omaha at Young Arena.