Robbie Beydoun made 28 saves, and the Waterloo Black Hawks opened up the final week of the United States Hockey League regular season Tuesday with a 1-0 shutout win against the Chicago Steel at Young Arena.
The Steel thought they had taken the lead 14:04 into the second period, but Jake Jaremko’s shot was ruled to have hit the post at the left of Beydoun and come out. The puck landed under the Waterloo netminder, and after a whistle, the officials reviewed the play and let the “no goal” call stand.
That bounce and strong play in the crease by the 20-year-old allowed one goal to be enough for the Hawks. The lone score came at 4:36 of the third.
Emil Ohrvall came up the ice on a two-on-one rush and saucered a pass to Nick Swaney on right wing. The Waterloo sniper stepped into the circle and fired a shot over Dayton Rasmussen’s shoulder to put the Hawks in front.
Waterloo outshot the Steel 32-28.
The Black Hawks stay home for the final weekend of the USHL regular season, hosting the Fargo Force on Friday and Saturday night. It will be UAW Weekend; all UAW Local 838 members with ID will receive $8 tickets. To order or for more information, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
Chicago 0 0 0 – 0
Waterloo 0 0 1 – 1
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Badini Chi (slashing), 13:07; Wait Wat (holding), 18:00.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Lillibridge Chi (hooking), 2:04; Gratton Chi (hooking), 19:53.
3rd Period-1, Waterloo, Swaney 24 (Ohrvall), 4:44. Penalties-Copeland Wat (slashing), 6:56.
Shots on Goal-Chicago 9-8-11-28. Waterloo 11-11-10-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Chicago 0 / 2; Waterloo 0 / 3.
Goalies-Chicago, Rasmussen 17-16-2-1 (32 shots-31 saves). Waterloo, Beydoun 23-9-2-2 (28 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Jeffrey Parker, Erik Krasnichuk (7).
Linesmen-Rhodes Dolan (81), Dan Barreca (47).