Three goals in the first and three goals in the third gave the Waterloo Black Hawks all the offense they needed for a 6-2 win against the Fargo Force at Young Arena on Friday.
Waterloo achieved a period’s worth of offense in a 1:11-span during the opening frame. Nick Swaney scored from pointblank range just outside the crease at 4:14. On the ensuing shift, Kevin Charyszyn batted in his own rebound just 19 seconds later. The visitors lifted starting netminder Matt Murray at 5:25 when Swaney scored again on a pass which came to him across the top of the crease from Shane Bowers.
A Force power play yielded the only goal in the second period. Blake Lizotte sped up the left wing and through the circle, cutting from there across the net-mouth to flip in his chance at 14:24.
In the third, Waterloo began to widen the margin at 5:24 during a power play. Garrett Wait came from behind the Force net to lift a backhander over the shoulder of Ryan Bischel. Bowers added on after just 1:26 had passed, finding the net from the left circle after navigating across the slot. Then with a two-man advantage at 9:44, Bailey Conger went to the net to stuff the puck across the goal line for the Hawks’ finally tally of the night.
A miscue in the defensive zone with 5:02 remaining allowed Lizotte to snap a shot between the pipes for the final goal of the game. The increasingly scrappy affair ended with 81 penalty minutes distributed between the two teams.
The Hawks and Force get together again on Saturday to conclude the regular season. Good seats remain for the 7:05 game with 500 lucky fans taking home free Black Hawks t-shirts, courtesy of Next Generation Wireless. UAW Local 838 members and their families can enjoy $8 tickets for the matchup. To order, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
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Fargo 0 1 1 – 2
Waterloo 3 0 3 – 6
1st Period-1, Waterloo, Swaney 25 (Limoges, Gabriele), 4:14. 2, Waterloo, Charyszyn 30 (Wait, Sorensen), 4:33. 3, Waterloo, Swaney 26 (Bowers, Limoges), 5:25. Penalties-Washe Fgo (roughing), 11:51; Wait Wat (checking from behind), 11:51; Wait Wat (10-minute misconduct), 13:51.
2nd Period-4, Fargo, Lizotte 18 (Haiskanen, Crone), 14:24 (PP). Penalties-O’Neil Fgo (high sticking), 3:25; Washe Fgo (delay of game), 7:18; Anderson Wat (cross checking), 7:18; Dougherty Fgo (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 10:44; Drury Wat (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 10:44; Ryczek Wat (tripping), 12:32.
3rd Period-5, Waterloo, Wait 10 (Conger, Charyszyn), 5:24 (PP). 6, Waterloo, Bowers 22 (Limoges, Sorensen), 6:50. 7, Waterloo, Conger 16 (Wait, Anderson), 9:44 (PP). 8, Fargo, Lizotte 19 (Adams), 14:58. Penalties-O’Neil Fgo (high sticking), 4:30; Washe Fgo (interference), 8:33; Paganelli Fgo (roughing), 8:51; Crone Fgo (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 12:31; Palmer Wat (major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 12:31; Dougherty Fgo (major-charging, game misconduct-charging), 16:58; Johnson Fgo (roughing), 17:08; Bowers Wat (roughing), 17:08.
Shots on Goal-Fargo 3-8-7-18. Waterloo 12-6-8-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Fargo 1 / 1; Waterloo 2 / 5.
Goalies-Fargo, Murray 29-15-2-1 (4 shots-1 saves); Bischel 6-4-2-0 (22 shots-19 saves). Waterloo, Beydoun 24-9-2-2 (18 shots-16 saves).
Referees-Jim White (22).
Linesmen-Randy Dengler (48), Rhodes Dolan (81).