Robbie Beydoun made his first start as a Waterloo Black Hawk Friday and shutout his former team, the Fargo Force, 2-0 at Scheels Arena.
Back in his former home rink, Beydoun turned aside 27 shots. His busiest sequence came almost immediately as the Force put four shots on net in less than two-and-a-half minutes. All totaled, Beydoun made 12 stops during the opening frame.
Nick Swaney scored the only goal prior to the final minute of regulation, snapping a low, glove-side wrist shot into the net at 3:23 of the second on a drop pass from Shane Bowers in transition. Beydoun assisted on the goal, then made the save of the game eight minutes later. Facing his former teammate Cole Gallant on a breakaway, Beydoun snuffed out the chance and gave no rebound.
Jake Ryczek sealed the win with 16 seconds to play, scoring into an empty net after Kevin Charyszyn had found him from behind the Force goal.
Waterloo’s early season travels continue Saturday when the Hawks visit the Sioux Falls Stampede. The home opener in Party Town is scheduled for October 8th against the Lincoln Stars.
Waterloo 0 1 1 – 2
Fargo 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Wait Wat (slashing), 7:39; Versich Fgo (hooking), 11:48; Phillips Fgo (interference), 15:30; Ferrandino Wat (tripping), 16:02; Klee Wat (tripping), 18:13; Sundberg Fgo (interference), 19:05.
2nd Period-1, Waterloo, Swaney 1 (Bowers, Beydoun), 3:23. Penalties-Wait Wat (roughing), 4:35.
3rd Period-2, Waterloo, Ryczek 1 (Tabor), 19:44 (EN). Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 11-9-9-29. Fargo 12-9-6-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 0 / 3; Fargo 0 / 4.
Goalies-Waterloo, Beydoun 1-0-0-0 (27 shots-27 saves). Fargo, Murray 1-1-0-0 (28 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Bobby Lukkason (28).
Linesmen-Tony Aronson (67), Elliot Bucholz (43).