Black Hawks Settle RoughridersSeptember 15, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Waterloo Black Hawks
Although the Black Hawks gave several veterans the night off, Waterloo was flying early in the matchup, outshooting Cedar Rapids 8-1 over the first four-and-a-half minutes. The chances balanced out as the scoreless opening period continued, with the best stop by Hawks goalie Victor Adamo at 7:46 as he slid to snare a puck out of midair, robbing Riley Bourbonnais from the hash mark.
Cedar Rapids evened the scoring opportunities by putting the first six shots on goal of the second period toward Adamo, but the Hawk netminder stopped them all, in a 19-save performance. However he did not earn a decision, departing from the contest at 11:36 of the second while the game was still scoreless. Nick Taylor entered as a planned substitute and picked up the win with 10 stops.
Waterloo went ahead at 12:24. Pijus Rulevicius didn't get the shot he wanted, but he was persistent after his first attempt stuck to his stick and jabbed a second opportunity through the pads of Chad Catt. With the Hawks on a power play at 14:39, Justin Kloos built on the advantage. He lifted a pointblank shot under the crossbar after Taylor Cammarata slid the puck to him at the side of the net. Less than a minute later, Blake Winiecki sailed a chance from deep in the left wing corner off a defenseman in front of the net and in.
A RoughRider rally in the third cut the lead but did not change the outcome. Andrew Oglevie notched a power play marker at 2:49, with Clay Anderson cutting to the net for a goal at 13:34. In between, Cammarata slowed Cedar Rapids' momentum at 11:17, dashing to the net and stickhandling a puck through the pads of Chris Birdsall who had entered the game after intermission.
Waterloo and Cedar Rapids will not meet again until the perennial Thanksgiving matchup between the rivals at Young Arena. Meanwhile, both teams conclude their exhibition schedule next weekend at the USHL Fall Classic in Sioux City. The Hawks open the regular season in Green Bay on September 28th. Tickets for the home opener versus the Sioux Falls Stampede on Saturday, September 29th are available now online from waterlooblackhawks.com or by calling the Party Town box office at (319) 291-7680.
United States Hockey League Stories from September 15, 2012
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