Hawks Acquire Playoff Star

Limoges Moves from Tri-City to the Cedar Valley

Alex Limoges had a point in all but two games during the Tri-City Storm’s 2016 playoff run to the Clark Cup Championship; Tuesday he joined the Waterloo Black Hawks with 20 games remaining ahead of the 2017 postseason.

Last spring, the Winchester, Virginia, native recorded five goals and nine assists in 11 playoff games.  His three game-winning goals included the decisive score in the midst of a three-point night as the Storm clinched the Cup with a 4-1 victory in Game Three of the championship series against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

“Alex is a gifted offensive player, and we look forward to seeing him take the ice in a Black Hawks jersey,” said Waterloo Head Coach and General Manager P.K. O’Handley.  “Besides his individual abilities, his experience winning the Clark Cup last season and his leadership are intangible assets which will benefit our young team.”

Waterloo veterans Nick Swaney, Mikey Anderson, and Jake Ryczek skated with Limoges in December during the World Junior A Challenge.  The group – playing together as members of the U.S. Junior Select Team – claimed the event’s gold medal.  Swaney, Anderson, and Shane Bowers shared the ice with Limoges as their teammate again last month during the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

In 2015/16 during his first season with the Storm, Limoges accumulated 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) in just 43 appearances.  This winter, his 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) rank Limoges among the USHL’s top 20 scorers.  The Cornell University recruit had been serving as the Tri-City captain prior to the trade.

The trade was completed with Tri-City receiving future considerations.  Waterloo forward Logan Jenuwine departs from the Hawks to clear a roster slot for Limoges.  Jenuwine will join the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League.

The Black Hawks are currently tied for first place in the USHL Western Conference.  Friday, the Hawks play their next game on the road against the Lincoln Stars.  Limoges is anticipated to make his home ice debut at Young Arena against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Saturday.

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