The Waterloo Black Hawks powered past the Dubuque Fighting Saints and to a 5-0 win Saturday night at Young Arena.
The result was Waterloo’s third victory in a five-day span. The Hawks had blanked the Sioux City Musketeers 4-0 on Tuesday, ahead of a 4-2 Friday road win in Dubuque.
Jared Moe was in net for all three games. Saturday, he made 25 saves. For the week, he turned aside 69 of 71 shots. The three victories push his career USHL regular season total to 36, tying him with C.J. Motte for the fourth-most during Waterloo’s junior era.
The Black Hawks put seven shots on goal out of the first eight taken by the two teams, but at the end of the frame, the two teams both had a dozen tries. The only one that went in was ripped to the top corner by Vladislav Firstov at 12:39. An odd-man rush stalled, but when Firstov found Joe Cassetti’s deflected pass in the right circle, he was able to turn toward the slot and lift his shot over Aaron Randazzo’s left shoulder.
Waterloo added to their margin late in the second during a power play. At 16:33, Hank Sorensen blasted a one-timer into the net from the high slot. Solag Bakich went to the crease to tip the shot.
A three-goal third period started with another power play score at 4:17. Wyatt Schingoethe squeezed a shot between Randazzo and the short side post from the left circle.
Ryan Drkulec added another marker when he redirected Jacob Bengtsson’s shot from the high slot in the latter half of the period. Matt Cameron provided the final goal with 1:07 to go, scoring from the left circle after Xander Lamppa had forced a turnover in the neutral zone.
The Hawks return to the ice on Thursday night versus the Omaha Lancers at 7:05 P.M. It’s an OP College Night with $9 seats for college students ($8 in advance) presented by The Other Place Restaurants. It’s also a time to think warm thoughts with special pricing on Corona and Jamaican Me Happy beverages for those age 21 and over. For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
Dubuque 0 0 0 - 0
Waterloo 1 1 3 - 5
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Firstov 18 (Cassetti), 12:39. Penalties-Sanchez Dbq (hooking), 15:04.
2nd Period-2, Waterloo, Bakich 4 (Öhrvall, Sorensen), 16:33 (PP). Penalties-Palmer Wat (hooking), 11:02; Sanchez Dbq (roughing), 14:42; Ness Wat (hooking), 18:08.
3rd Period-3, Waterloo, Schingoethe 7 (Firstov, Marooney), 4:17 (PP). 4, Waterloo, Drkulec 9 (Bengtsson, Lamppa), 13:16. 5, Waterloo, Cameron 3 (Lamppa), 18:53. Penalties-Tulik Dbq (hooking), 3:19; Taylor Dbq (interference), 13:48; Sanchez Dbq (cross checking), 15:57; Bakich Wat (roughing), 15:57; Feenstra Dbq (holding), 19:45; Cameron Wat (high sticking), 19:45.
Shots on Goal-Dubuque 12-7-6-25. Waterloo 14-13-13-40.
Power Play Opportunities-Dubuque 0 / 2; Waterloo 2 / 4.
Goalies-Dubuque, Randazzo 7-3-0-0 (40 shots-35 saves). Waterloo, Moe 13-7-2-1 (25 shots-25 saves).
Linesmen-Josh Smith, Alexios Karabetsos.