Preseason Recap: Hawks Rap RoughRiders

Three third period goals gave the Waterloo Black Hawks a come-from-behind 5-3 exhibition win against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on the road Tuesday.

Yuki Miura notched the game-winner with 4:18 to go, controlling a puck which bounded hit way into the slot in transition, then lifting a shot to the stick side of Zack Larocque.  Nick Swaney sealed the win with an empty-netter as 44.7 seconds showed on the clock.

Ace Cowans had scored the only goal of the first period at 17:22, with one second remaining on a major Cedar Rapids penalty.  Receiving an Emil Ohrvall pass which zipped from the right to left wing circle below the dots, Cowans squeaked a shot past Larocque and across the goal line.

A miscue in the neutral zone allowed the RoughRiders to tie the score at 1:51 of the second, with Marc McLaughlin cutting through the left circle to stuff in a chance from just outside the goalmouth.  The goal set off a sequence of early second period scoring, followed at 4:10 when the RoughRiders took their first lead on a power play redirection by Pavel Tkachkov.  Swaney tied it again for Waterloo 26 later, batting a chance in out of midair.

Following a lull, Cedar Rapids pulled back in front at 17:30 when Cal Johnson snapped a stick-side wrist shot into the net from above the left dot.

When the Hawks tied it early in the third, Ohrvall was the beneficiary of a similar pass to the one he had made earlier in the game.  During a power play at 1:14, he capitalized from the right circle when the puck came his direction across the width of the ice.

The Hawks wrap up the preseason with a home-and-home weekend set beginning Friday on the road against the Des Moines Buccaneers.

Waterloo 1 1 3 – 5
Cedar Rapids 0 3 0 – 3

1st Period-1, Waterloo, Cowans 1 (Ohrvall), 17:22 (PP). Penalties-Conger Wat (tripping), 9:52; Swaney Wat (roughing), 12:22; Perunovich Cr (major-head contact, game misconduct-head contact), 12:22; Wait Wat (slashing), 18:25.

2nd Period-2, Cedar Rapids, McLaughlin 2   1:51. 3, Cedar Rapids, Tkachkov 1 (Fuss, Polin), 4:10 (PP). 4, Waterloo, Swaney 2 (Wait), 4:36. 5, Cedar Rapids, Johnson 1 (Schlagenhauf), 17:30. Penalties-Klee Wat (high sticking), 3:26; Ryczek Wat (hooking), 5:43; Anderson Wat (tripping), 18:15.

3rd Period-6, Waterloo, Ohrvall 1 (Ryczek), 1:14 (PP). 7, Waterloo, Miura 1 (Wait), 15:42. 8, Waterloo, Ryczek 1 (Klee), 19:15 (EN). Penalties-Stipsicz Cr (hooking), 0:54; Johnson Cr (slashing), 8:09.

Shots on Goal-Waterloo 10-9-11-30. Cedar Rapids 8-10-7-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Waterloo 2 / 3; Cedar Rapids 1 / 6.
Goalies-Waterloo, Prosvetov 1-0-0-0 (25 shots-22 saves). Cedar Rapids, LaRocque 1-3-0-0 (29 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Erik Krasnichuk (7), Default Referee.
Linesmen-Tyler Loftus (76), Default Linesman.

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