A comeback for the Waterloo Black Hawks forces overtime, but ran out of gas in Omaha. Tonight, come celebrate Tommy Hawk's when Waterloo returns to Young Arena.

Jack Drury helped the Waterloo Black Hawks claim an unlikely standings point Friday versus the Omaha Lancers at Ralston Arena, but the home team still prevailed, 3-2 in overtime.

With 27.8 seconds remaining in regulation, the Hawks were shorthanded, trailing, and had lifted Matej Tomek for an extra skater. Jackson Cates carried the puck to the slot, dropping to a knee in traffic. He found a way to slip a pass to Drury on left wing, and the forward lifted a backhander into the net for his second goal of the night.

After the end of regulation, the Lancers pulled out the win 34 seconds into overtime during the same power play. Filip Suchy completed a hat trick, scoring on a low shot from the right circle. It was Omaha’s only power play goal during six attempts.

Help us celebrate Tommy Hawk’s birthday on Saturday when the Black Hawks host the Central Illinois Flying Aces.

All of Tommy’s mascot friends will be at the game. Meet characters from around the Cedar Valley and watch as they take the ice at intermission for a spirited game of broomball.

It’s a Family 4 Pack game; order tickets and concessions in one handy package by calling the Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.

(Partial Contributor: Tim Harwood (Waterloo Black Hawks Media Relations)

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