Robbie Beydoun stopped everything which came his way on Saturday during a 1-0 Waterloo Black Hawks shootout win at Young Arena against the Youngstown Phantoms.
The Hawks netminder stopped 25 shots in regulation and overtime. It was his third shutout of the season, and he was matched almost save-for-save by the Phantoms’ Ivan Kulbakov, who turned in 21 stops.
Beydoun’s best save came in the final minute of regulation, snuffing out a breakaway opportunity by Alex Esposito. He was also the final line of defense against two Phantom power plays in the third period. For the night, Youngstown was 0-for-4 on the advantage, while the Hawks were turned away twice.
After the overtime, nine combined shootout attempts were denied by Beydoun and Kulbakov. Kevin Charyszyn was theonly player to put the puck past either goalie, converting a fifth round chance. Cutting from the right circle across the slot, Charyszyn beat Kulbakov with a quick, low shot to the stick side.
Waterloo’s fourth consecutive win keeps the team first in the USHL Western Conference through the end of the weekend.
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After six consecutive games against opponents from the USHL’s Eastern Conference, the Black Hawks see a conference rival Friday. The Sioux City Musketeers come to Young Arena for a 7:05 p.m. Veteran’s Day matchup. Tickets are on sale now from the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or by visiting waterlooblackhawks.com.
Youngstown 0 0 0 0 – 0
Waterloo 0 0 0 0 – 1
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Karow Yng (tripping), 6:34; Esposito Yng (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00; Palmer Wat (high sticking), 20:00.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Jenuwine Wat (slashing), 3:20; Beydoun Wat (delay of game), 15:44; Gingell Yng (high sticking), 19:51.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Ryczek Wat (interference), 7:54; Wait Wat (cross checking), 10:59.
1st OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Shootout – Youngstown 0 (Esposito NG, Werbik NG, Wisocky NG, Cocca NG, Murray NG), Waterloo 1 (Swaney NG, Cowans NG, Wait NG, Bowers NG, Charyszyn G).
Shots on Goal-Youngstown 5-11-8-1-0-25. Waterloo 6-7-6-2-1-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Youngstown 0 / 4; Waterloo 0 / 2.
Goalies-Youngstown, Kulbakov 6-3-0-1 (21 shots-21 saves). Waterloo, Beydoun 5-1-0-1 (25 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Brodie Cundy (29).