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A Night's Worth of Hockey in Twenty Minutes

February 10, 2008 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Waterloo Black Hawks News Release

The first period between the Waterloo Black Hawks and Omaha Lancers Saturday had more goals than were scored during 60 minutes in half the Hawks games this season, but two goals in 14 seconds of the third period gave Omaha a 6-5 win.

Blake Kessel opened the scoring 22 seconds into the game, catching Omaha s Shane Madolora out of the net. Madolora was chased from the game when Chad Billins converted a power play chance at 5:13.

Omaha stormed back with a Travis Novak goal during a delayed penalty situation at 6:47. Then Ben Arnt jammed a puck in to tie the score at 7:16.

Billy Maday benefited from Kessel s broken stick, which sent him the puck at the side of the Lancer net for a goal during a Black Hawk power play at 10:48. Omaha picked up the final goal of the period, re-tying the score on Joe Diamond s power play goal at 11:46.

For the second consecutive night, Nick Larson scored the first goal of the second period and the fourth Black Hawk goal of a game, burying the puck during a power play at 5:42. Maday reestablished a two-goal Waterloo lead at 11:44 with his second score of the night.

Joe Hauswirth scored a key goal for the Lancers, sending the water bottle atop the Black Hawk goal flying with 2.6 seconds remaining in the second.

The game turned on a five minute major power play awarded to Omaha with 9:37 remaining. Pat Wiercioch scored at 11:29, followed promptly by Arnt s second goal at 11:43, delivering the game for the Lancers.

The Black Hawks have another opportunity to play in front of the home crowd Friday when the Des Moines Buccaneers visit Young Arena. The first 1,000 fans at the game will receive Dan Deery Toyota Thunder Sticks and Iwireless Black Hawk player cards.

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