In a rare occurrence, the Black Hawks game was snowed-out on Friday night, then Waterloo's sticks went cold and they lost to the Fighting Saints on Saturday night. Waterloo is still in 1st place in the USHL's Western Conference at 24-8-1 and 49 points, with 2nd place Fargo trailing behind at 40 points.

Saturday night at Dubuque
With goals in every period Saturday, Dubuque steadily built an insurmountable lead at Mystique Ice Center, topping the Black Hawks 4-1. Dane Montgomery spoiled the Saints' Erik Portillo’s shut-out bid with just under 10 minutes remaining. Ryan Drkulec swiped the puck in the defensive zone and sprung Montgomery up the rink one-on-one. Montgomery kept his balance while stepping around an attempted hip check by Braden Doyle to beat Portillo under the crossbar. Waterloo out-shot Dubuque in every period, including 15-8 in the third, but Portillo made 38 saves for the win.

Hawks/Saints Friday Game Postponed
The Black Hawks’ Friday, January 17th road game at Mystique Ice Center against the Fighting Saints was postponed due to poor weather and travel conditions across Iowa. The contest will be played at a later date, with details to be announced as soon as possible.

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Back at home this weekend
The Hawks are back on home ice Friday against the Muskegon Lumberjacks. It's Tommy Hawk's Birthday Bash, he'll be celebrating my playing mascot broomball with all of his mascot friends.
For tickets, call the box office at (319) 291-7680 or go to; waterlooblackhawks.com/tickets.

Hockey…And Your Little Dog, Too
Whether your small dog is cuddly and cute or feisty and faux-fierce, he or she can help animals currently at the Cedar Bend Humane Society while taking the ice at Young Arena on Saturday, January 25th during the Black Hawks’ annual "Dainty Doggy Dash". Fully-grown dogs weighing 25 pounds or less are eligible to join us for an intermission race, which is fun for all. The event is scheduled during Waterloo’s game against USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.

Registrations are requested by Thursday, January 23rd. All prancing pups taking the ice will be monitored by Black Hawks staff at a check-in/check-out area throughout the entire evening. A kennel should be brought from home for each participating dog. The registration fee is $10 per dog. Every entered canine must be accompanied by two human representatives who will be on ice during the Dainty Doggy Dash at the first intermission. Game tickets will be available for $10 each for these assistants. For more information, call the Black Hawks at (319) 232-3444.