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.