Sioux Falls Stampede

Herd Breaks Six-Game Pointless Streak

February 23, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Sioux Falls Stampede News Release

WATERLOO, IOWA- The Sioux Falls Stampede broke its six-game pointless streak by pushing the Waterloo Black Hawks into overtime during the first game of a month-long road trip. The Herd fell to the Black Hawks, 2-1, during the matchup with Chris Pelosi earning the team's lone goal.

Waterloo's Teddy Townsend started off the scoring for the Black Hawks at the 10:48 mark in the first period. Around two minutes later, Kaz Sobieski was served with the game's first penalty, giving Waterloo a powerplay opportunity they were unable to capitalize on. The Herd outshot the Black Hawks, 13-4, during the first frame.

A little over a quarter of the way through the second period, the Stampede's Chris Pelosi tied the game up at one goal with help from linemate JJ Wiebusch. This marked Pelosi's 17th goal of the season and Wiebusch's 27th assist. The duo leads the Stampede in points scored with 49 and 44, respectively. A closer match in shots-on-goal during the period, the Stampede still outshot the Black Hawks 14-12.

Will McDonough's holding penalty was all that made its way onto the scoresheet in the third period. The Black Hawks were able to flip the script on the Stampede in shots on goal, marking 16 against the Herd's six. The lack of third-period goals pushed the game into overtime, giving the Stampede its first point since its overtime win against the Tri-City Storm on Jan. 30.

The Herd battled hard through all three periods and carried that energy into the overtime, three-on-three period. Unfortunately, the energy was not enough as Waterloo's Myles Hilman was able to take the game-winning goal 50 seconds into the period.

Michael Chambre went 31-for-33 between the pipes for the Stampede. Allowing just two goals in his 60 minutes and 50 seconds in net, Chambre marked his best goals-against average in 21 games with a 1.97. He also marked a save percentage of .939, also his best since the same game against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Dec. 2, 2023.

The Stampede now heads to Urbandale, Iowa tomorrow night to play the Des Moines Buccaneers. Over the next few weeks, the team will travel to Fargo, N.D., Middleton, Wisc., Sioux City, Iowa and Omaha, Neb. for the next three weeks of this road series. The next time they'll be at the PREMIER Center is on March 17 for Stomp's Birthday Bash. Tickets for the three remaining Stampede home games are available now through the KELOLAND box office, Stampede office, or any Ticketmaster outlets.

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