Cale Morris did not face more than ten shots in any period on Friday, and he stopped all 21 he saw during a 5-0 Waterloo Black Hawks victory over the Madison Capitols at Alliant Energy Center. It was Morris’ second shutout in six games as a Black Hawk. The Hawks outshot Madison 42-21. Tom Novak squeezed through traffic at the Madison blue line, to create the only goal of the opening period. When Novak couldn’t be knocked off the puck, it setup a two-on-one situation, and Max Coatta capitalized on Novak’s centering feed at 14:44. Waterloo doubled their lead 52 seconds into the middle period. Henrik Rommel’s pass from the top of the left wing circle was deflected to the edge of the crease by a Madison stick. There, Novak collided with goalie Garrett Metcalf, and the puck slipped across the goal line; Novak was credited with the marker. The Hawks broke the game open with a big third period which began with two goals separated by just 24 seconds. Ronnie Hein setup both, the first with a pass to Rem Pitlick originating behind the Madison net at 5:16. The Hawks caught Madison in transition with their next opportunity, as the puck moved from Hein to Pitlick to John Wiitala for the finish from the slot. Novak added a final tally from the right circle as the Hawks converted a power play with 7:38 remaining. A three-games-in-three-days schedule continues Saturday and Sunday when Waterloo is back at home to host the Tri-City Storm. Saturday is Ladies’ Night, sponsored by Capri College; Sunday, U.S. Bank presents characters from the hit animated film “Frozen.” The matchups begin at 7:05 and 3:05 respectively. For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visit waterlooblackhawks.com.
The Waterloo Black Hawks travel to Madison, Wisconsin for a game in the Capital.