Hawks Blank CR at Young Arena
Emmett Croteau made 31 saves in his first action of the preseason, and the Waterloo Black Hawks produced a 2-0 home win versus the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Wednesday night.
Croteau was particularly sharp during the second period when the visitors produced 16 shots. He came up big throughout the night on numerous occasions when the RoughRiders mounted odd-man rushes and several breakaways.
The Hawks broke through for the game's first goal during a five-on-three power play at 1:44 of the final period. Late in the two-man advantage, Tyler Procious slipped a pass to the top of the right circle. His defensemate Cooper Wylie was fresh onto the ice following a change and fired in a low shot to the glove side of netminder Bruno Bruveris.
John Waldron also assisted on Wylie's goal before scoring his own at 5:23. The veteran forward sent the puck from the right faceoff dot inside the opposite post on Michael LaStarza's feed from the extended goal line.
The Hawks have now passed the mid-point of their exhibition schedule with a 2-1-0 record. The preseason concludes this weekend with a Friday-Saturday home-and-home series beginning in Des Moines versus the Buccaneers.
Cedar Rapids 0 0 0 - 0
Waterloo 0 0 2 - 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-McCormick Wat (cross checking), 1:30; Lesakowski Cr (cross checking), 16:11; Waldron Wat (holding), 16:11.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Waldron Wat (roughing), 4:15; Posma Cr (slashing), 4:38; Emerson Cr (roughing), 9:19; Ness Wat (roughing), 9:19; Shedd Wat (tripping), 9:19; Hanson Cr (roughing), 20:00; Posma Cr (slashing), 20:00.
3rd Period-1, Waterloo, Wylie 1 (Waldron, Procious), 1:13 (PP). 2, Waterloo, Waldron 2 (LaStarza, Ness), 5:23. Penalties-Wisdom Cr (tripping), 18:28.
Shots on Goal-Cedar Rapids 9-16-6-31. Waterloo 10-7-9-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Cedar Rapids 0 / 4; Waterloo 1 / 5.
Goalies-Cedar Rapids, Hasley 0-0-0-0 (14 shots-14 saves); Bruveris 0-1-1-0 (12 shots-10 saves). Waterloo, Croteau 1-0-0-0 (31 shots-31 saves).
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