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Exhibition Recap: Hawks Sweep Preseason Set

By WBH, 09/16/17, 9:30PM CDT

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Big Finish Makes the Difference

Four unanswered goals lifted the Waterloo Black Hawks past the Des Moines Buccaneers, 4-1, Saturday in a preseason matchup at Buccaneer Arena.  It was a follow up to the Hawks’ 3-0 Friday victory.

Bobby Trivigno delivered the winner, and Jack Drury contributed a goal and an assist during the decisive third period, which began with a 1-1 score.  During a four-on-four sequence, Trivigno flipped in a chance with Jake Kucharski down at 5:30.

Drury set up Matej Blumel streaking up ice to cash in on a two-on-one less than four minutes later.  While matched up four-skaters-a-side again at 16:00, Drury sealed the win with his finish.

The Bucs had recorded the only goal in the first period during the closing seconds of a power play at 14:17.  Nico Appendino set up Scooter Brickey in the high slot, and the veteran defenseman’s one-timer flew between the pipes.

During the second period, Waterloo answered in similar fashion, with nine seconds remaining during a power play.  Kyle Koopman’s shot from the left point deflected up off the stick of a Buccaneer defender and over the shoulder of Kucharski at 7:02.  The equalizer came after the Hawks had killed more than a minute of five-on-three shorthanded time earlier in the period.

Jared Moe made 24 saves for the win.

Waterloo’s preseason schedule continues Friday at home against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now for $10.

Waterloo 0 1 3 - 4
Des Moines 1 0 0 - 1

1st Period-1, Des Moines, Brickey 1 (Appendino, Ellingson), 14:17 (PP). Penalties-DeStefani Wat (cross checking), 12:39; MacKinnon Dm (interference), 15:55.

2nd Period-2, Waterloo, Koopman 1 (Koopman), 7:02 (PP). Penalties-Palmer Wat (roughing), 1:33; Tabor Wat (tripping), 2:26; Otto Dm (tripping), 5:10; Kosobud Dm (slashing), 7:25; Kosobud Dm (tripping), 13:25; Mills Wat (roughing), 19:16; Brickey Dm (roughing), 19:16.

3rd Period-3, Waterloo, Trivigno 1 (Tabor, Huff), 5:30. 4, Waterloo, Blümel 1 (Drury), 9:16. 5, Waterloo, Drury 1 (Koopman), 16:00. Penalties-Blümel Wat (roughing), 4:44; MacKinnon Dm (roughing), 4:44; Koopman Wat (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 15:26; Lugli Dm (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 15:26.

Shots on Goal-Waterloo 10-9-7-26. Des Moines 10-8-7-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 1 / 4; Des Moines 1 / 3.
Goalies-Waterloo, Moe 1-0-0-0 (25 shots-24 saves). Des Moines, Kucharski 0-1-0-0 (26 shots-22 saves).
A-1,415
Referees-Default USHL.
Linesmen-Neil Fredrickson (66), Justin Esterly (86).