Collin Adams scored in regulation, then recorded the only shootout goal to lift the visiting Muskegon Lumberjacks to a 4-3 decision at Young Arena on Saturday.
Adams converted in the third round of the shootout with a low shot to the glove side of Robbie Beydoun. He had also given the Lumberjacks their only lead of regulation, knocking in a power play rebound at 7:59 of the second period.
Waterloo bounced back from that 3-2 deficit when Shane Bowers scored at 13:39, roofing a shot over the left shoulder of Keith Petruzzelli from the right wing circle.
The Hawks had led at two different points earlier in the action. Ethan Johnson opened the scoring at 2:41 of the first period on a sharp-angled chance in transition which redirected into the net. Muskegon tied at game at 10:08 when Keeghan Howdeshell slipped a low shot across the goal line during a power play.
Waterloo reassumed the lead on a redirection by Bailey Conger at 13:51. However, Garrett Van Wyhe equalized with a one-touch shot on a rush into the offensive zone at 5:11 of the second.
The Hawks are at home for their next game, opening the DUPACO Cowbell Cup Series against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday at 7:05. For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visit waterlooblackhawks.com.
Muskegon 1 2 0 0 – 4
Waterloo 2 1 0 0 – 3
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Johnson 1 (Miura, Ryczek), 2:41. 2, Muskegon, Howdeshell 2 (Drevitch, Hanson), 10:08 (PP). 3, Waterloo, Conger 1 (Wait, Charyszyn), 13:51. Penalties-Ryczek Wat (tripping), 9:26; Drevitch Mus (checking from behind dbl minor, game ejection-checking from behind), 11:41; Swaney Wat (roughing), 11:41; Johnson Wat (hooking), 15:06.
2nd Period-4, Muskegon, VanWyhe 2 (Svechnikov, Hanson), 5:11. 5, Muskegon, Adams 6 (Brickey, Smith), 7:59 (PP). 6, Waterloo, Bowers 5 (Jenuwine, Tabor), 13:39. Penalties-DeStefani Wat (cross checking), 6:56; Adams Mus (slashing), 12:44; Anderson Wat (roughing), 12:44; Tabor Wat (holding), 17:14.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-DeStefani Wat (bench minor-abuse of official), 1:58.
1st OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Shootout – Muskegon 1 (Timmons NG, Svechnikov NG, Adams G), Waterloo 0 (Bowers NG, Swaney NG, Charyszyn NG).
Shots on Goal-Muskegon 7-7-11-4-1-30. Waterloo 8-11-10-3-0-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Muskegon 2 / 5; Waterloo 0 / 1.
Goalies-Muskegon, Petruzzelli 5-1-0-0 (32 shots-29 saves). Waterloo, Beydoun 4-1-0-1 (29 shots-26 saves).