Waterloo Black Hawks

Hail Hilman, Friday's OT Hero

February 23, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
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The Sioux Falls Stampede carried play for much of Friday's game, but Myles Hilman and the Waterloo Black Hawks still pulled out a 2-1 overtime victory at Young Arena.

Late in the initial - and only - shift of overtime, Hilman appeared to be headed for the bench as the Hawks controlled the puck deep in their own zone. Turning to the middle of the ice just outside the Stampede blue line, Waterloo's captain received a long stretch pass from Gavin Lindberg. On the resulting breakaway, Hilman came straight up the slot to fire the puck by Michael Chambre and inside the post at his left.

Hilman's goal 50 seconds into the extra period evened the shots on goal at 33 apiece. The Stampede had outshot the Hawks 13-4 in the first period and 14-12 in the second. By the third, Waterloo's offense had hit high gear, but Chambre repeatedly delivered big saves to keep the game tied.

Jack Spicer matched the Sioux Falls netminder throughout the game. Waterloo's veteran goalie made 32 stops for his 10th win of the season. Six of those victories have come in overtime or shootouts.

Teddy Townsend notched the only goal of the first period to cap a dynamic Waterloo rush at 10:48. Jakub Altrichter gained the offensive blue line on left wing, dropping the puck to Hilman. He moved it across the high slot with a feed to Townsend, who sniped a chance past Chambre to the glove side.

The visitors produced an equalizer at 6:14 of the second. The Hawks broke up a Stampede rush, but J.J. Wiebusch went behind the net to collect the loose puck. His pass found Chris Pelosi in the left circle, and the Boston Bruins draft pick hit the net from there.

Waterloo has now won six consecutive games at Young Arena for a 16-4-1 record in the building this winter.

The Hawks wrap up their February home schedule on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. It will be Country Night, featuring Catfish Murphy performing live in the Coors Light Cold Zone before the game. Tickets are still available; call the Domino's Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visit to order.

Sioux Falls 0 1 0 0 - 1

Waterloo 1 0 0 1 - 2

1st Period-1, Waterloo, Townsend 11 (Hilman, Altrichter), 10:48. Penalties-Sobieski Sf (hooking), 12:35.

2nd Period-2, Sioux Falls, Pelosi 17 (Wiebusch), 6:14. Penalties-Thoreson Wat (slashing), 0:31; Sobieski Sf (roughing dbl minor), 13:54; Erdman Wat (roughing dbl minor), 13:54; Delaney Sf (holding), 16:35; Thoreson Wat (high sticking), 19:35.

3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-McDonough Sf (holding), 6:25.

1st OT Period-3, Waterloo, Hilman 20 (Lindberg, Fascia), 0:50. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Sioux Falls 13-14-6-0-33. Waterloo 4-12-16-1-33.

Power Play Opportunities-Sioux Falls 0 / 2; Waterloo 0 / 3.

Goalies-Sioux Falls, Chambre 15-10-3-1 (33 shots-31 saves). Waterloo, Spicer 10-8-0-1 (33 shots-32 saves).


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