The Waterloo Black Hawks made it two-for-two at the outset of their longest homestand of the season, topping the Sioux Falls Stampede 2-1 on Friday at Young Arena.
Kevin Charyszyn scored the winning goal one minute into the third. The count was tied 1-1 in the seconds after a Waterloo power play ended, and Jake Ryczek controlled the puck in the high slot. Ryczek’s waist-high shot was tipped past goaltender Jeremy Swayman by Charyszyn near the front of the net.
The lead stood up with eight third period saves by Robbie Beydoun. The Waterloo goalie made 23 for the game.
After spending 20 of the season’s first 32 games on the road, Waterloo had also prevailed Sunday, 4-2 against the Des Moines Buccaneers in the first of five-in-a-row on home ice.
The only goal of the opening period Friday was recorded by the Hawks at 16:17. Nick Swaney’s errant shot from the slot came right to Shane Bowers near the side of the net, and Bowers knocked it across the goal line past Swayman.
The Stampede answered at 5:09 of the second. A takeaway near the Black Hawks line set up the transition chance, with Austin Albrecht setting up Jack Becker to score from close range.
The Hawks and Stampede meet for a rematch Saturday. It’s Country Night sponsored by K98.5 and Deringer’s Public Parlor, with live music at the rink. College students can also claim tickets for $8 with their ID from the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office. To order seats, call the Hawks at (319) 291-7680.
Sioux Falls 0 1 0 – 1
Waterloo 1 0 1 – 2
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Bowers 11 (Swaney, Copeland), 16:17. Penalties-Sorensen Wat (checking from behind), 6:38; Dingmann Sf (checking from behind, 10-minute misconduct), 13:09.
2nd Period-2, Sioux Falls, Becker 8 (Albrecht, Passolt), 5:09. Penalties-Stevens Sf (kneeing), 13:31; Charyszyn Wat (roughing), 14:39; Kotkansalo Sf (roughing), 14:48; Dingmann Sf (bench minor-delay of game), 18:55.
3rd Period-3, Waterloo, Charyszyn 11 (Spaxman, Ryczek), 1:00. Penalties-Sorensen Wat (tripping), 4:42.
Shots on Goal-Sioux Falls 7-9-8-24. Waterloo 14-19-12-45.
Power Play Opportunities-Sioux Falls 0 / 2; Waterloo 0 / 3.
Goalies-Sioux Falls, Swayman 5-10-0-1 (45 shots-43 saves). Waterloo, Beydoun 15-9-0-2 (24 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Steven Rouillard (33).
Linesmen-Michael Verdonck (85), Anthony Vikhter (63).
Tag(s): Postgame Recaps