Robbie Beydoun delivered his second shutout in three appearances, and the Waterloo Black Hawk skated past the Lincoln Stars, 2-0, Saturday during the home opener at Young Arena.
Fans got behind the Waterloo goalie during the closing minutes of the second period. With Lincoln on a power play, Beydoun made a series of stops near the top of the crease to preserve a 1-0 Hawks lead. The second period proved to be Beydoun’s busiest, with nine saves.
At 7:29 of the first period, Kevin Charyszyn had won a shorthanded faceoff in his own zone, then got the puck back; skating up the rink, he was able to loose a wrist shot which flew over the left shoulder of Stars’ goalie Josef Korenar and into the net. Dating back to Thursday, it was the third consecutive Waterloo goal recorded in a shorthanded situation.
The score remained static until just 2:21 remained in the game. Garrett Wait had two shots blocked but stuck with the play and set up a Garrett Klee shot from the right circle. Korenar made the save, but Ace Cowans flipped in the rebound for a valuable insurance goal.
The Hawks are on the road for their next three games beginning Friday in Sioux City against the Musketeers.
Lincoln 0 0 0 – 0
Waterloo 1 0 1 – 2
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Charyszyn 4 (Anderson), 7:30 (SH). Penalties-Palmer Wat (tripping), 6:53.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Anderson Wat (interference), 5:22; Schultz Lin (slashing), 9:45; Miura Wat (slashing), 10:09; Frank Lin (roughing dbl minor), 13:24; Mersch Lin (roughing dbl minor), 13:24; Bowers Wat (roughing dbl minor), 13:24; Tabor Wat (roughing, match-removing opp. helmet), 13:24.
3rd Period-2, Waterloo, Cowans 1 (Klee, Wait), 17:39. Penalties-Frank Lin (high sticking dbl minor), 9:15; Charyszyn Wat (roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 11:31; Jaycox Lin (slashing), 14:14.
Shots on Goal-Lincoln 8-9-4-21. Waterloo 9-11-10-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Lincoln 0 / 5; Waterloo 0 / 3.
Goalies-Lincoln, Korenar 2-1-0-0 (30 shots-28 saves). Waterloo, Beydoun 3-0-0-0 (21 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Brodie Cundy (29).
Linesmen-Tony Aronson (67), Elliot Bucholz (43).