Drew Hotte made 26 stops on an almost perfect night during a 3-1 Waterloo Black Hawks road win against the Fargo Force at Scheels Arena Saturday.
Just 20 seconds into the game, Ronnie Hein stepped into the offensive zone, curled, and dropped a pass to the late-coming Niko Hildenbrand. The veteran forward snapped a shot over the glove of Ryan Wischow. A dozen minutes later, Garrett Wait wasn’t looking for Marshall Moise, but that’s who his pass found, and Moise lifted the puck into the net with a transition chance from the right circle.
Shane McMahan tightened the screws early in the third after a scoreless second period. McMahan buried the rebound of a Cole Gallant initial shot at 1:29. However, Moise scored his second of the night at 13:23, sending a low shot past Wischow from the left circle.
With the win, Waterloo clinched the 2015/16 season series against Fargo.
Next on the Waterloo agenda is a tilt with the Tri-City Storm on Friday, January 8th. Tickets for the 7:05 matchup are on sale now from waterlooblackhawks.com or by calling the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
Waterloo 2 0 1 – 3
Fargo 0 0 1 – 1
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Hildenbrand 4 (Hein), 0:20. 2, Waterloo, Moise 5 (Wait, Anderson), 12:17. Penalties-Bell Fgo (tripping), 5:20.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Anderson Wat (interference), 9:13.
3rd Period-3, Fargo, McMahan 2 (Gallant), 1:29. 4, Waterloo, Moise 6 (Bowers, Anderson), 13:23. Penalties-Anderson Wat (tripping), 8:40; Gerard Fgo (cross checking), 16:10.
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 11-7-9-27. Fargo 10-5-14-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 0 / 2; Fargo 0 / 2.
Goalies-Waterloo, Hotte 7-6-0-0 (29 shots-28 saves). Fargo, Wischow 9-11-1-0 (26 shots-23 saves); Beydoun 3-3-1-0 (1 shots-1 saves).
Referees-Stan Szczurek (23).
Linesmen-Jacob Fraser (71), Elliot Bucholz (43).