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Rewind: Taking a Look Back at Saturday's Action in the USHL

March 2, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL) News Release

Waterloo 7, USA Hockey NTDP U18s 4

The Waterloo Black Hawks got goals from seven different players in a 7-4 win over the USA Hockey NTDP U18s Friday.

Cole Eiserman gave the U18s an early lead when he scored at 4:40 of the first, but goals from Grady Deering and Teddy Townsend at 7:45 and 18:13 put Waterloo up by a goal at the end of 20 minutes of play.

Both teams scored three times each in the second with Charlie Pardu, Kamil Bednarik and Logan Hensler finding the mark for the U18s and Jakub Altrichter, Griffin Erdman and Eero Butella replying for the Black Hawks.

Waterloo closed out the win with Gavyn Thoreson and Will Felicio third-period goals. Altrichter finished with a three-point night on a goal and two assists for the Black Hawks, who upped their record to 29-17-0-1 with the win.

Dubuque 6, Youngstown 4

A three-goal third period secured a 6-4 road win at Youngstown for Eastern-Conference leading Dubuque Friday.

The host Phantoms took a first-period lead on goals from Mikey Burchill and Grant Young. Jake Sondreal's 24th goal of the season (and 60th point) pulled the Fighting Saints within one and at the end of the first, the score stood 2-1.

Youngstown took a 3-1 lead when Luke Osburn tallied at 1:52 of the second, but power play goals from Noah Powell and Gavin Cornforth made it 3-3 after 40 minutes of action.

Dubuque, which is now 8-1-1-0 in its last 10, pulled away on third-period goals from Nick Romeo, Luke Malboeuf and Michael Barron. Charlie Cerrato responded for Youngstown.

Madison 4, Muskegon 3

Madison built a two-goal lead after two periods of play and held on through the final 20 minutes in claiming a 4-3 road win at Muskegon Friday.

Max Nagel and Diego Johnson goals gave the Capitols a 2-0 lead after the first 20 minutes and Austin Burnevik's 30th goal of the season, scored at 7:19 of the second, made it 3-0. Cody Croal got the Lumberjacks on the board at 11:57 and at the end of the second, it was Madison 3, Muskegon 1.

Burnevik's second goal of the game, which came on the power play at 3:43 of the third, put Madison up by three. Muskegon rallied on a pair of goals from Matvei Gridin, one at 9:03 and another at 19:06, but the Capitols were able to hold on to claim the win.

Des Moines 6, Sioux City 1

A hat trick from Liam Watkins helped boost Des Moines to a 6-1 home win over Sioux City.

The Buccaneers owned a 4-0 lead at the end of the opening 20 minutes on goals from Jack Kernan, two from Watkins and another from Brady Zugec.

Tate Pritchard got the Musketeers on the board at 14:21, but Sioux City continued the onslaught when Ashton Dahms scored at 19:16.

Watkins, who now has 16 goals on the season and 10 in the last nine games, scored at 7:50 of the third to close out the win.

Ethan Dahlmeir turned aside 25 of 26 shots to pick up his 15th win of the year.

Sioux Falls 5, Fargo 2

Christian Manz had 47 saves as Sioux Falls downed league-leading Fargo 5-2 in Fargo Friday.

The win ended an eight-game losing streak for the Stampede, who won for the first time in seven tries vs. the Force this year.

Fargo, which entered the game riding a 10-game winning streak, opened the scoring on a Mac Swanson tally at 3:32 of the first. Hunter Anderson's 13th goal of the year, which came at 16:35, sent the two teams into the locker room tied 1-1 at the end of the opening period.

J.J. Wiebusch and Zach Nehring potted second-period markers as the Stampede took a 3-1 lead by the end of the first 40 minutes of play.

Brandon Svoboda's ninth goal of the year, which came at 4:55 of the third, pulled the Force within one, but a pair of empty-net goals, one from newly-acquired Chase LaPinta at 19:29 and another from Artur Cholach at 19:59 closed out the win for Sioux Falls.

Manz, who was making his first appearance with the Stampede after a trade with Chicago, had 21 saves on 22 shots in the third period to secure the win.

Chicago 5, Green Bay 4 overtime

Chicago trailed by three goals early in the game, but battled back to claim a 5-4 road win in overtime at Green Bay Friday.

Blake Bechen, Julian Lutz and Charlie Russell staked the Gamblers to a 3-0 lead before the game was 13 minutes old, but the Steel showed some spark on a goal from Joey DelGreco before the end of the first.

Delgreco's second goal of the game and one from Mick Thompson made it 3-3 midway through the second. Jayson Shaugabay scored at 13:09 to put Green Bay up by one, but Charlie Major got one back two minutes later and after two periods of play it was 4-4.

The two teams battled through a scoreless third period to set up the overtime session.

Thompson ended it at 2:52 of overtime when he redirected Micheal Hage's shot-pass into the net. The goal is the first game-winning goal of the season for Thompson who now has 18 goals in 2023-34.

Tri-City 4, Lincoln 3 overtime

Trevor Connelly scored in overtime as Tri-City skated to a 4-3 road win at Lincoln Friday night.

Artemi Nizameyev gave the Storm an early lead and when Owen Beckner scored on the power play 10 minutes later, it became a 2-0 advantage. Jared Mangan's goal at 18:21 cut the deficit to one and at the end of the opening period, it was Tri-City 2, Lincoln 1.

Max Ferkodic tied the game midway through the second period, but the Storm retook the lead at 17:02 on a Ryan Smith goal.

Lincoln forced overtime on a Martin Masa tally at 17:47 of the third.

Connelly's overtime goal, which came on a power play at 0:21 of the extra session, is the fourth game-winning goal of the season for the Providence commit.

Cedar Rapids 6, USA Hockey NTDP U17s 3

Defenseman Joel Kjellberg had a goal and three assists in helping lead Cedar Rapids to a 6-3 win over the USA Hockey NTDP U17s Friday.

The host RoughRiders jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals from Amine Hajibi, Ben Muthersbaugh and Kjellberg.

Cullen Potter got one back for the U17s at 8:03 of the second, but Ryan O'Connell's goal at 12:43 made it a 4-1 Cedar Rapids lead.

Donny Bracco and Will Belle goals, scored before the third period was six-minutes old, brought the U17s within one, when Riley Bassen scored at 9:22 and Elliott Groenewald at 17:22, Cedar Rapids had its 6-3 victory.

Upcoming Games


Madison at USA Hockey NTDP - 7:00 p.m. EST

Sioux Falls at Fargo - 6:05 p.m. CST

Des Moines at Sioux City - 6:05 p.m. CST

Lincoln at Tri-City - 6:05 p.m. CST

Dubuque at Youngstown - 7:05 p.m. EST

Waterloo at Muskegon - 7:10 p.m. EST

USA Hockey NTDP at Cedar Rapids - 7:05 p.m. CST

Omaha at Chicago - 7:05 p.m. CST


USA Hockey at Des Moines - 3:00 p.m. CST

Green Bay at USA Hockey - 4:00 p.m. EST

Omaha at Chicago - 3:05 p.m. CST

Lincoln at Tri-City - 4:05 p.m. CST

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