Three second period goals scooted the Waterloo Black Hawks past the Des Moines Buccaneers 3-0 Friday during the preseason opener for both teams at Young Arena.
The Hawks broke a scoreless deadlock at 8:31 of the second period, thanks to a Sam Huff steal just inside the blue line. Huff moved the puck to Bobby Trivigno beside the net, and a last pass to Garrett Wait put the veteran in position to stuff in a chance from pointblank range.
On a power play 3:39 later, Jackson Cates received a pass from Ethan Johnson across the low slot and originating out of the left corner; Cates fired his shot under the crossbar to the short side. Waterloo added one more at 18:17. Jax Murray kept possession in the left circle, despite being surrounded by defenders, and slipped a feed to Matt Koopman, who scored on a low shot from a sharp angle.
Matej Tomek delivered the shutout with 18 saves.
The teams meet again in Des Moines on Saturday evening. Waterloo’s next home preseason game is September 22nd against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Des Moines 0 0 0 - 0
Waterloo 0 3 0 - 3
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Stanton Dm (tripping), 9:28; Copeland Wat (hooking), 15:44; Knuble Dm (tripping), 16:48; Ugbekile Dm (roughing), 18:47; Drury Wat (roughing), 18:47.
2nd Period-1, Waterloo, Wait 1 (Trivigno, Huff), 8:31. 2, Waterloo, Cates 1 (Wait, Johnson), 12:08 (PP). 3, Waterloo, Koopman 1 (Murray), 18:17. Penalties-Ugbekile Dm (hooking), 11:16.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Lugli Dm (roughing), 8:33.
Shots on Goal-Des Moines 5-8-5-18. Waterloo 7-12-9-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Des Moines 0 / 1; Waterloo 1 / 4.
Goalies-Des Moines, Stoever 0-0-0-0 (12 shots-11 saves); Snowden 0-0-0-0 (16 shots-14 saves). Waterloo, Tomek 0-0-0-0 (18 shots-18 saves).
Referees-Jeff Parker (9), Tony Aronson (67).