Postgame Recap: Hawks Roll Past Caps

Cale Morris did not face more than ten shots in any period on Friday, and he stopped all 21 he saw during a 5-0 Waterloo Black Hawks victory over the Madison Capitols at Alliant Energy Center.

It was Morris’ second shutout in six games as a Black Hawk.  The Hawks outshot Madison 42-21.

Tom Novak squeezed through traffic at the Madison blue line, to create the only goal of the opening period.  When Novak couldn’t be knocked off the puck, it setup a two-on-one situation, and Max Coatta capitalized on Novak’s centering feed at 14:44.

Waterloo doubled their lead 52 seconds into the middle period.  Henrik Rommel’s pass from the top of the left wing circle was deflected to the edge of the crease by a Madison stick.  There, Novak collided with goalie Garrett Metcalf, and the puck slipped across the goal line; Novak was credited with the marker.

The Hawks broke the game open with a big third period which began with two goals separated by just 24 seconds.  Ronnie Hein setup both, the first with a pass to Rem Pitlick originating behind the Madison net at 5:16.  The Hawks caught Madison in transition with their next opportunity, as the puck moved from Hein to Pitlick to John Wiitala for the finish from the slot.  Novak added a final tally from the right circle as the Hawks converted a power play with 7:38 remaining.

A three-games-in-three-days schedule continues Saturday and Sunday when Waterloo is back at home to host the Tri-City Storm.  Saturday is Ladies’ Night, sponsored by Capri College; Sunday, U.S. Bank presents characters from the hit animated film “Frozen.”  The matchups begin at 7:05 and 3:05 respectively.  For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visit


Waterloo Black Hawks | Ronnie Hein