Jack Ahcan scored 1:42 into overtime and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders edged the Waterloo Black Hawks 3-2 at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena Saturday.
Ahcan cruised into the offensive zone on left wing and wired a shot under the crossbar from the circle. Luke Morgan created the rush with a diagonal pass through the neutral zone. Despite the final, Waterloo picked up a standings point for the fifth consecutive game.
Nick Swaney had scored the only first period goal during the shift after a Black Hawks power play ended. At 8:10, a deflected shot came to Swaney in the slot, and Waterloo’s leading scorer slid his chance past goalie Ben Blacker.
Shane Bowers added to the lead 1:15 into the second period, redirecting Michael Davies’ shot from the left point while standing at the top of the crease. Cedar Rapids drew back within one goal at 4:29 as Ross Colton snapped a puck into the net from the left circle during a power play. It was the only conversion during nine combined power plays occurring in whole or in part during the middle frame. The teams combined to finish the night 1-for-12 in special teams situations.
Cedar Rapids tied the contest 4:35 into the third on Will Garin’s transition wrist shot.
Waterloo wraps up a three-game weekend Sunday on home ice against the Des Moines Buccaneers. After the 3:05 contest concludes, skate with the Black Hawks at Young Arena, and during the game, meet the characters from the movie Minions, presented by U.S. Bank. For tickets, visit waterlooblackhawks.com or call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
Waterloo 1 1 0 0 – 2
Cedar Rapids 0 1 1 1 – 3
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Swaney 24 (Davies, Ryczek), 8:10. Penalties-Nemecek Cr (holding), 6:03; Swaney Wat (head contact), 8:26; Colton Cr (roughing), 8:26; Pecararo Wat (major-checking from behind, game misconduct, 10-minute misconduct), 15:27; Nemecek Cr (roughing), 15:27.
2nd Period-2, Waterloo, Bowers 12 (Davies, Ryczek), 1:15. 3, Cedar Rapids, Colton 26 (McGing, Reinke), 4:29 (PP). Penalties-Davies Wat (cross checking), 3:55; Zmolek Cr (interference), 5:17; Brierley Cr (too many men), 7:39; Newhouse Wat (tripping), 9:52; Saccoman Wat (slashing), 12:00; Morgan Cr (goalie interference), 12:40; Yon Wat (tripping), 16:06; Garin Cr (boarding), 18:40.
3rd Period-4, Cedar Rapids, Garin 2 (Tkachkov, Cole), 4:35. Penalties-Moise Wat (cross checking), 13:04; McGing Cr (holding), 14:00.
1st OT Period-5, Cedar Rapids, Ahcan 10 (Morgan), 1:42. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 5-11-9-0-25. Cedar Rapids 6-7-7-2-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 0 / 6; Cedar Rapids 1 / 6.
Goalies-Waterloo, Metcalf 11-14-2-2 (22 shots-19 saves). Cedar Rapids, Blacker 26-10-1-1 (25 shots-23 saves).
Referees-Matt Larson (13).
Linesmen-Addison Brush (64), Elliot Bucholz (43).