Waterloo's trip to Tri-City...resulted in getting beat by three goals each night, but they look to rebound with a home game Tuesday night...


A three-goal first period stirred the Tri-City Storm to a 5-2 win against the Black Hawks Saturday at Viaero Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

A promising start for the visitors belied the ultimate outcome. Just 2:45 into the game, the Black Hawks did what neither team could do in Friday’s matchup: score an even-strength goal. Waterloo capitalized on a three-on-one with Matej Blumel feeding Joe Cassetti across the slot for the tally. Tri-City tied it 21 seconds later.

After a scoreless second period, another odd-man rush brought the Black Hawks back within a goal at 1:01 of the third. This time, Cassetti capitalized from the right circle on Wyatt Schingoethe’s setup. It was the opposite way the passing had gone earlier in the game. Waterloo stayed within one score for more than eight minutes, but Brendan Budy’s power play goal from a sharp angle at 9:33 deepened the hole. Filip Forsmark capped the night by redirecting a centering feed at 16:23. Waterloo outshot the Storm in every period, but Isaiah Saville turned in 42 saves.


Isaiah Saville made 38 saves and the Tri-City Storm blanked the Black Hawks, 3-0 Friday night.

The Tri-City Storm recorded two first period goals; both were in power play situations. Ronnie Attard beat a screened Jared Moe from above the left dot at 5:04. Toward the end of the period at 16:54, Attard brought the puck to the slot; the rebound of his initial chance provided the opportunity for Brendan Furry to stuff in a second power play goal. The Storm added another goal while skating five-on-three. A laser from Zac Jones originating from the top of the right circle went under the crossbar as the first penalty to the Black Hawks was ending at 4:33.
The third period finished without any scoring, as Waterloo put 17 shots on goal to Tri-City’s four.


The Black Hawks return home on Tuesday to host the Sioux City Musketeers and complete a five-game string versus opponents from the league’s Western Conference. The matchup with the Muskies features $2 pizza, hot dogs, and soda, and fans can claim one free kids ticket (12 and under) with each regularly priced adult ticket purchase. To order, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 232-3444.

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