The Sioux City Musketeers took the lead in the early minutes, then overcame the Waterloo effort to tie the score in the mid-stages of Tuesday night’s matchup, pulling away again for a 6-3 win at Young Arena.

In Tuesday’s first period, the Black Hawks out-shot the Musketeers 14-7, but went to intermission trailing 2-0. When a puck was batted down in front of the Waterloo net as Sioux City came up the ice in transition, Parker Ford pounced on it, steering his chance past Logan Stein’s right skate at 3:22. The Musketeers also converted a first period power play. Off the initial faceoff, the puck was caught on the right boards, but came free to Luke Johnson. The defenseman stepped up the slot and fired a glove-side shot to the top corner at 13:17.

Waterloo tied the game briefly in the second, but still found themselves behind going to the third. Matt Cameron got the Black Hawks’ offense going at 8:49 during a power play. Cameron stopped a sizzling pass from Vladislav Firstov near the goal post left of Ben Kraws, collecting himself to flip a shot over the Musketeer netminder. The equalizer came at 12:57 as Emil Ohrvall followed his initial shot, to shovel in the rebound.

However, a Sioux City goal two minutes later nudged the Musketeers back to the lead. Ford fired in his second of the game, a one-timer from the right circle, setup by Martin Pospisil during a power play. Two quick third period goals diminished the Hawks’ hopes for a comeback. Sioux City controlled the puck on an icing faceoff at 2:36 and Marcus Kallionkieli sent a pass across the face of the net for Bobby Brink to bang in. Kallionkieli scored himself just over a minute later after his first shot was blocked, but the puck came back to him in the slot.

Griffin Ness recorded the Black Hawks’ third power play goal of the evening at 8:06 on a play created from behind the net by Ohrvall. Yet a final Black Hawks’ power play in the closing moments of regulation only led to a shorthanded tally. Pospisil was tripped on his way to scoring an imminent empty-netter, so even though the puck did not slide between the pipes, the goal was awarded with 12.6 seconds to play.

HUGE WEEKEND HOME GAMES COMING UP FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT
Waterloo continues their important late-season home-stand on Friday against the Chicago Steel at 7:05 p.m. The game features $2 concession specials, including pizza, hot dogs, and soda. It’s also the final College Night, tickets are $9 for college students with ID on game night or $8 if purchased in advance.

On Saturday night, it's "Guns & Hoses Night", when the Black Hawks host Omaha at 7:05! The team will be saluting police, firefighters and first responders during the game. Plus, take advantage of the Hy-Vee Family-4-Pack featuring 4 tickets, 4 Hy-Vee Brats or Mac & Cheese, and 4 soft drinks for just $48. It's also the final Healthcare Appreciation Night of the season and tickets for healthcare professionals are just $8.00 with ID...along with much more.

To order tickets, call the Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 232-3444 or or purchase tickets here