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Postgame Recap: Storm Top Hawks 4-1

By WBH, 01/08/22, 8:45PM CST

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The Waterloo Black Hawks slowed the Western Conference-leading Tri-City Storm early on Saturday, but the visitors swung in front and eventually went on to a 4-1 result at Young Arena.

Hawks goaltender Jack Williams was peppered with 36 shots, while Waterloo was limited to 22, only one of which eluded Arsenii Sergeev.

Waterloo recorded that goal 7:12 into the game.  Moments after a successful penalty kill, Patrick Geary nudged the Hawks in front off a setup by Jake Schneider.

The lead stood for more than a full period before a Tri-City faceoff win in the Hawks' zone created the opportunity for Mitchell Miller to tie it at 9:54 of the second.  On the next shift, the Storm pulled into the lead when Lleyton Roed capitalized in transition at 10:25.

Tri-City took a two-goal lead for the first time at 10:39 of the third; Drew Montgomery stretched the margin by tipping in a shot from Gavin Brindley.  Brindley then capped the scoring with an empty net goal in the final minute after the Storm denied a late Waterloo power play.

The Hawks are on the road for games next weekend against the Des Moines Buccaneers and the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Tri-City 0 2 2 - 4
Waterloo 1 0 0 - 1

1st Period-1, Waterloo, Geary 2 (Schneider), 7:12. Penalties-Brown Wat (tripping), 5:06; Schneider Wat (head contact), 13:00; Montgomery Tc (roughing), 19:47; Wylie Wat (roughing), 19:47.

2nd Period-2, Tri-City, Miller 12 (Czerneckianair), 9:54. 3, Tri-City, Roed 13 (Dubinsky), 10:25. Penalties-Strathmann Tc (holding), 14:27; Schifsky Wat (cross checking), 18:22; Brindley Tc (roughing), 20:00; Wilmer Tc (roughing), 20:00; Procious Wat (roughing), 20:00; Schneider Wat (cross checking, roughing), 20:00.

3rd Period-4, Tri-City, Montgomery 4 (Brindley, Benoit), 10:39. 5, Tri-City, Brindley 11 (Dowiak), 19:09 (EN). Penalties-Hong Wat (high sticking), 14:15; Dowiak Tc (high sticking), 16:46.

Shots on Goal-Tri-City 11-18-7-36. Waterloo 9-5-8-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Tri-City 0 / 5; Waterloo 0 / 2.
Goalies-Tri-City, Sergeev 18-3-0-0 (22 shots-21 saves). Waterloo, Williams 9-8-0-1 (35 shots-32 saves).
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