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Exhibition Recap: Force Down Hawks in SC

By WBH, 09/12/21, 6:00PM CDT

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Penalty-Killers Heavily Tested

Two third period goals could not rally the Waterloo Black Hawks back to even terms versus the Fargo Force during a 5-2 preseason loss on neutral ice at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City Sunday.

A pair of scores by the Force’s Charlie Lurie in the opening period and another by Fargo late in the second created a gap too big to fill.  However, the deficit could have been larger; Waterloo was shorthanded six times before the second intermission, adding up to more than 12 minutes of Force power play time.  For the game, Hawks penalty killers finished 7-for-8.

Waterloo’s first goal came on special teams when Gavin O’Connell converted a power play chance just over two minutes into the third.  However, Fargo stretched their lead to 5-1 before Adam Cardona tallied the final goal of the contest with 2:17 remaining.

Netminder Hunter Garvey was credited with 24 saves.

Waterloo’s third preseason game in an eight-day span is scheduled for Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders at Young Arena.