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Postgame Recap: Saints Take Seesaw Game, 5-4

By WBH, 01/26/21, 10:00PM CST


Friday Rematch Will Bring Teams Back Together

Wyatt Schingoethe’s spectacular second period was not enough to push the Waterloo Black Hawks past the Dubuque Fighting Saints during a 5-4 Tuesday night loss at Young Arena.

Schingoethe scored three times during the middle 20 minutes to lift Waterloo from a one-goal deficit to a second intermission lead.  However, Matt Savoie scored twice in the first three minutes of the third to twist the game back in Dubuque’s favor.  Andrei Buyalsky set up both goals and finished the night with four assists.

The Hawks had created the game’s first successful offensive chance, converting a power play with two seconds remaining on Robert Cronin’s first period penalty.  Alex Gaffney moved across the slot and shot back the direction he was coming from; his attempt clanked in off the post at 4:59.

Dubuque swung to their first lead in the last five minutes before intermission.  Connor Kurth tied it, squeezing in a shot at 15:54 after shielding the puck from a Waterloo defender.  Then with 31.1 seconds left in the period, Braden Doyle was left unmarked at the left point; he took a couple of strides toward the net before snapping the puck under the crossbar.

Schingoethe took over in the second period.  His first goal was set up by Nic Belpedio from the end boards, with Schingoethe sizzling in a quick shot from the edge of the left circle past Reilly Herbst at 2:26.

Less than two minutes later Dubuque went back in front when Tristan Lemyre converted a rebound chance from the slot.  However, the Saints failed to build on that margin during 1:11 of five-on-three power play time.  That special teams situation was among four power plays Dubuque had in the period.

Schingoethe tied it at 11:43.  Ryan O’Hara set up Schingoethe off the rebound of Nick Wallace’s shot.  Waterloo’s third year forward squeezed in his second goal of the night between Herbst’s body and right arm.  

Then Schingoethe completed the hat trick at 15:06 while the Hawks were shorthanded.  He shot a faceoff into the offensive zone, then chased down the puck, ducking behind the net to finish a backhanded wraparound.

Herbst stopped all 16 Waterloo shots in the third period, ending the night with 30 saves.  For Herbst, it was his third win in three starts since being acquired by Dubuque.

The Hawks and Saints meet at Young Arena again on Friday at 7:05 p.m. in the next game for both teams.

Dubuque 2 1 2 - 5
Waterloo 1 3 0 - 4

1st Period-1, Waterloo, Gaffney 5 (Montgomery, Gucciardi), 4:59 (PP). 2, Dubuque, Kurth 10 (Halliday, Feenstra), 15:54. 3, Dubuque, Doyle 2 (Buyalsky, Cronin), 19:29. Penalties-Cronin Dbq (tripping), 3:01; Lagerback Wat (high sticking), 7:05.

2nd Period-4, Waterloo, Schingoethe 5 (Belpedio), 2:26. 5, Dubuque, Lemyre 5 (Buyalsky, Connors), 4:14. 6, Waterloo, Schingoethe 6 (O’Hara, Wallace), 11:43. 7, Waterloo, Schingoethe 7 (Montgomery), 15:06 (SH). Penalties-Jeannette Wat (tripping), 6:37; Reiners Wat (tripping), 7:26; Sasson Wat (hooking), 14:50; Ness Wat (cross checking), 16:57.

3rd Period-8, Dubuque, Savoie 4 (Buyalsky), 0:44. 9, Dubuque, Savoie 5 (Buyalsky, Doyle), 2:51. Penalties-Kurth Dbq (bench minor-too many men), 17:28.

Shots on Goal-Dubuque 11-10-4-25. Waterloo 5-13-16-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Dubuque 0 / 5; Waterloo 1 / 2.
Goalies-Dubuque, Herbst 3-0-0-0 (34 shots-30 saves). Waterloo, Glockner 6-8-1-0 (25 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Steve Reneau, John Linder (78).
Linesmen-Bryan Gorcoff, Zach Carson.