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Postgame Recap: Three “Twos” Lift Lancers

By WBH, 02/26/21, 10:45PM CST


Last Two Were Empty-Netters

The Omaha Lancers produced three goals in each period, upending the Waterloo Black Hawks by a 6-2 final on Friday at Ralston Arena.

The home team jumped to the lead with their first two goals in the final seven minutes of the opening frame.  During a four-on-three power play at 13:01, Nolan Renwick scored from the left circle on a pass across the slot.  Owen Fowler followed up just over three minutes later on the rebound of a shot by Liam Devlin.

Omaha stretched their lead to 4-0 in the second before the Hawks drew back within two by intermission.  Ayrton Martino was set up one-on-one against Emmett Croteau and scored from the left circle at 4:24.  Then at 9:10, the Lancers struck in transition again as Kienan Draper lumbered up the slot to lift in wrist shot.

Waterloo pushed the period level starting with a power play conversion at 13:02.  Luke Bast’s shot from the left point was partially blocked, but Max Sasson came across the slot to chop the puck up into the air and ultimately into the net.

Matt Argentina connected for the next Hawks score at 18:52.  Another Bast shot created Argentina’s chance from just outside the crease.

Omaha’s two third period goals were into an empty net goals to complete the scoring: T.J. Schweighardt from his own zone at 17:44, then Liam Devlin tucking in another opportunity at 18:32.

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Waterloo 0 2 0 - 2
Omaha 2 2 2 - 6

1st Period-1, Omaha, Renwick 13 (Martino, Dubinsky), 13:01 (PP). 2, Omaha, Fowler 7 (Devlin, Dubinsky), 16:05. Penalties-O’Hara Wat (slashing), 11:02; McDonald Oma (roughing), 11:02; Ozar Wat (checking from behind, 10-minute misconduct), 12:30.

2nd Period-3, Omaha, Martino 10 (Smith), 4:25. 4, Omaha, Draper 1 (Wright, Carlin), 9:10. 5, Waterloo, Sasson 7 (Bast), 13:02 (PP). 6, Waterloo, Argentina 3 (Bast, Sasson), 18:52. Penalties-Fowler Oma (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 5:54; Ozar Wat (slashing), 11:06; Devlin Oma (roughing), 11:06; Fowler Oma (roughing), 11:06; Bast Wat (cross checking), 14:50.

3rd Period-7, Omaha, Schweighardt 2 (Dubinsky), 17:44 (EN). 8, Omaha, Devlin 8 (Conroy), 18:32 (EN). Penalties-Gucciardi Wat (tripping), 1:42; Renwick Oma (interference), 5:43; Bast Wat (slashing), 8:43; Gucciardi Wat (major-butt ending, misconduct-butt ending), 18:32; Devlin Oma (slashing), 18:32.

Shots on Goal-Waterloo 10-10-5-25. Omaha 13-8-8-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 1 / 3; Omaha 1 / 4.
Goalies-Waterloo, Croteau 2-3-0-0 (16 shots-12 saves); Williams 1-5-0-0 (11 shots-11 saves). Omaha, Herbst 5-1-0-0 (25 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Brian Hankes.
Linesmen-Default Linesman, Cameron McCambridge.