A penalty-filled matchup went to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Saturday, 5-1 against the Waterloo Black Hawks at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
Cedar Rapids forechecking pressure created the only goal of the first period. Although they were shorthanded, Cal Burke took the puck away along the left boards, starting a two-on-one rush capped by Matt Filipe’s redirection.
Cedar Rapids broke through on the power play – their fourth of eight advantages – at 6:37. Hugh McGing’s blast from the right point made it through traffic and past Drew Hotte to build the lead to 2-0.
Sam Sternschein and Ross Colton both added third period rebound goals, but a RoughRiders miscue in the final minute of regulation provided the opportunity for Garrett Wait to end Ben Blacker’s shutout with a breakaway goal. Filipe added one more Cedar Rapids score in the final minute into an empty net.
The Hawks’ next matchup is against the other member of the Dupaco Cowbell Cup Series, the Dubuque Fighting Saints, next Saturday at Mystique Ice Center.
Waterloo 0 0 1 – 1
Cedar Rapids 1 1 3 – 5
1st Period-1, Cedar Rapids, Filipe 8 (Burke), 19:34 (SH). Penalties-Robert Wat (cross checking), 3:46; Rossini Wat (checking from behind, 10-minute misconduct), 8:15; Filipe Cr (slashing), 12:34; Hildenbrand Wat (boarding), 14:52; Brierley Cr (tripping), 18:32.
2nd Period-2, Cedar Rapids, McGing 8 (Burke, Ahcan), 6:33 (PP). Penalties-Pecararo Wat (cross checking), 5:58; Nemecek Cr (tripping), 8:47; Hein Wat (boarding), 9:03; Colton Cr (checking from behind), 9:51; Cotton Wat (slashing), 10:58; Foley Cr (hooking), 16:05.
3rd Period-3, Cedar Rapids, Sternschein 4 (Gosiewski, Walsh), 8:52. 4, Cedar Rapids, Colton 10 (McGing), 16:30. 5, Waterloo, Wait 3 (Schultz), 19:11. 6, Cedar Rapids, Filipe 9 (Gosiewski), 19:46 (PP EN). Penalties-Anderson Wat (tripping), 3:31; Rossini Wat (roughing dbl minor), 9:43; Filipe Cr (roughing dbl minor), 9:43; Nemecek Cr (tripping), 12:45; Luhmann Wat (roughing), 16:48; Nemecek Cr (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 16:48; Zmolek Cr (cross checking), 17:17; Orchard Wat (tripping), 18:57; Schultz Wat (tripping), 19:46.
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 6-10-24-40. Cedar Rapids 12-7-8-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 0 / 7; Cedar Rapids 2 / 8.
Goalies-Waterloo, Hotte 2-3-0-0 (26 shots-22 saves). Cedar Rapids, Blacker 9-6-0-0 (40 shots-39 saves).
Referees-Sean MacFarlane (17), Matt Larson (13).
Linesmen-Johnathan Sladek (46), Michael Verdonck (85).