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One Home Win Deserves Another

March 31, 2007 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Waterloo Black Hawks News Release

After the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders topped the Waterloo Black Hawks in Cedar Rapids Friday, the Hawks returned the favor at Young Arena 5-3 on Saturday.

The Black Hawks never trailed, scoring twice in 52 seconds beginning at 14:43 of the first period. Billy Maday had the first goal after picking up a puck, skating across the slot and firing it in when Richard Bachman went down. Matt Arhontas beat Bachman shortly thereafter.

Isak Tranvik scored the lone second period goal on the powerplay.

During a five-on-three advantage 50 seconds after the third period began, Blake Kessel blasted in a one-timer to make it 4-0. Cedar Rapids answered two minutes later, but Ryan Cramer put the Hawks back up by 4 at 5:33. With less than six minutes left the Rough Riders rallied with two goals. However, a five-minute charging penalty when Tommy Wingels crashed into Hawks goalie Matt DiGirolamo put Waterloo on a powerplay to end the game, and essentially snuffed the comeback.

The Hawks host the Indiana Ice on Tuesday night. Domino's Family Four Packs will be available for $44, or fans can pick up a six-pack of tickets for $30. It's also a season ticket holder rain check night, where season ticket holders can redeem unused tickets for extra seats.

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