Postgame Recap: Morris, Penalty Killers Win It

vs_tricityCale Morris did not allow a goal in regulation during three Waterloo Black Hawks weekend games, including a victorious 3-0 effort Sunday against the Tri-City Storm at Young Arena.

The performance included 34 saves, as Tri-City outshot Waterloo 34-25.  Morris was at his busiest during a 17-save second period.

On Friday, Morris had blanked the Madison Capitols with 21 stops during a 5-0 decision.  Saturday, he made 23 saves through 60 minutes, but the game went to overtime with no score and the Storm eventually prevailed, 1-0.

During Sunday’s rematch, Ronnie Hein recorded the lone first period goal, steering past the Tri-City defense and snapping a wrist shot outside the blocker arm of Alec Dillon.  Waterloo preserved the lead by killing off seven-and-a-half minutes of power play time prior to intermission, including a five minute major which was given to Alec McCrea.

Power play opportunities swung the Hawks way in the second period, and Waterloo converted the first of three.  At 9:44, Dillon knocked down Hayden Shaw’s shot, but the rebound was left in the crease where Henrik Rommel located the disc and knocked it between the iron.

With 2:12 remaining and the Tri-City net empty for an extra attacker, Rommel scored from center ice during what was technically power play time, sealing the win.  Meanwhile, Tri-City – the USHL’s best power play team – finished the night 0-for-6 in that special teams area.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day-Eve during the Black Hawks’ next home game on Friday, February 13th.  Pick up two tickets in white or blue zone sections for the matchup with the Muskegon Lumberjacks at 7:05.    The first 1,000 fans in attendance will also receive the next installment of 2014/15 Black Hawks player trading cards, presented by Village Inn.  For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visit