Six unanswered goals on Friday night gave the Waterloo Black Hawks a 6-2 home ice victory at Young Arena versus the Madison Capitols.
The win was the 30th in regular season competition for goalie Jared Moe. He becomes just the ninth junior era Waterloo goaltender to reach that milestone. Moe made 23 saves and overcame a pair of first period Madison scores to get the victory.
The Capitols tallies were both by defenseman. Anthony Stark’s shot from above the right circle found its way between the pipes at 8:05. Six minutes later Dan Petrick pounced on the rebound of a Branden Suter shot, just moments after a faceoff win.
The Hawks drew back within one as 56.4 seconds remained in the opening frame. Hank Sorensen was able to wind up for a full slap shot from the right point, and Xander Lamppa tipped the puck past Joey Lamoreaux’s left pad.
The Hawks used the second period to swing in front. Emil Ohrvall’s goal at 8:56 tied the game. Matt Koopman’s shot missed the net but caromed off the end boards to Ohrvall, who scored from a sharp angle below the right faceoff dot.
Koopman also created the go-ahead goal later in the frame. After Koopman wrenched the puck out of the right corner, Wyatt Schingoethe was then able to keep it away from Lamoreaux and score on a lunging opportunity to the netminder’s right.
The count remained 3-2 until the Hawks pulled away in the final six minutes of regulation. The flurry started when Mason Palmer dashed from the blue line to behind the Madison net and set up Vladislav Firstov from just above the crease.
Firstov would create the next goal, moving from right to left across the slot and setting up Lamppa one-on-one against Lamoreaux. The Capitols goalie got a piece of Lamppa’s wrist shot, but couldn’t keep it out.
The final tally came with 43.9 seconds remaining, and it was almost all Firstov. Circling from his own blue line, he came up the ice and weaved through traffic in the left circle. Cutting behind the Madison net, his wraparound beat Lamoreaux inside the post to the goalie’s left.
The win maintains Waterloo in a tie with the Des Moines Buccaneers for second place in the USHL Western Conference.
The Hawks host the the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Saturday, beginning at 7:05 p.m., with gates opening at 6:05 p.m. Waterloo will wear Pearl Harbor remembrance jerseys, presented by American Pattern & CNC Works which will be auctioned after Saturday’s game to benefit local veterans’ causes. For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
Madison 2 0 0 - 2
Waterloo 1 2 3 - 6
1st Period-1, Madison, Stark 4 (Brand, Smedsrud), 8:05. 2, Madison, Petrick 2 (Pabich, Suter), 14:07. 3, Waterloo, Lamppa 3 (Koopman, Sorensen), 19:03. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-4, Waterloo, Öhrvall 13 (Koopman, Marooney), 8:56 (PP). 5, Waterloo, Schingoethe 3 (Koopman, Cameron), 11:21. Penalties-Suter Mad (roughing dbl minor), 1:08; Lamppa Wat (roughing dbl minor), 1:08; Bantle Mad (boarding), 8:07; Drkulec Wat (tripping), 14:18.
3rd Period-6, Waterloo, Firstov 12 (Bengtsson, Palmer), 14:08. 7, Waterloo, Lamppa 4 (Firstov, Paul), 17:27. 8, Waterloo, Firstov 13 (Palmer), 19:15. Penalties-Palmer Wat (tripping), 7:50; Blueger Mad (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 8:46; Sorensen Wat (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 8:46.
Shots on Goal-Madison 8-11-6-25. Waterloo 16-12-14-42.
Power Play Opportunities-Madison 0 / 2; Waterloo 1 / 1.
Goalies-Madison, Lamoreaux 5-10-0-1 (42 shots-36 saves). Waterloo, Moe 7-5-2-1 (25 shots-23 saves).
Linesmen-Patrick Giles, Chad Fuller.