WATERLOO — When you are hot, you are hot and Sunday, the Waterloo Black Hawks’ line of Garrett Wait, Jack Drury and Bobby Trivigno was hot.

That trio combined for four goals as the Black Hawks topped the Omaha Lancers, 5-2, in United States Hockey League action at Young Arena.

Despite Waterloo outshooting Omaha, 16-5, in the first period, the game was tied 1-1, with Wait scoring his ninth of the season with 7:06 left.

Trivigno and Drury assisted on the goal, with the assist giving Drury a point for the 13th-consecutive game.

Waterloo took control in the second as Trivigno scored unassisted 48 seconds in, and Evan Dougherty made it 3-1 with 15:18 left in the period. After the Lancers cut their deficit to 3-2 with an early third-period power-play goal, Drury scored his 10th of the season with 8:06 to go.

Wait added his second of the night into an empty net with 1:13 left as Waterloo improved to 18-10-3

The Black Hawks return to action Friday at Lincoln.

Waterloo 5, Omaha 2

SCORE BY PERIODS

Omaha 1 0 1 — 2

Waterloo 1 2 2 — 5

FIRST PERIOD — 1. Omaha, Noah Cates (Cole Gallant, Filip Suchy), 7:47, 2. Waterloo, Garrett Wait (Bobby Trivigno, Jack Drury), 12:54. Penalties — Travis Mitchell, Oma (interference), 14:15.

SECOND PERIOD — 3. Waterloo, Trivigno (unassisted), :42, 4. Waterloo, Evan Dougherty (Joey Cassetti), 4:52. Penalties — Dougherty, Wat (high sticking), 2:26, Michael Mannara, Oma (roughing), 9:16, Brendan Furry, Oma (roughing), 16:42, Hank Sorensen, Wat (unsportsmanlike conduct, major boarding), 16:42.

THIRD PERIOD — 5. Omaha, Nick Perbix (Suchy, Gallant), 1:15, pp, 6. Waterloo, Drury (Peter Tabor, Hank Sorensen), 11:54, 7. Waterloo, Wait (Drury), 18:47, en. Penalties — Suchy, Oma (checking from behind), 13:20.

SHOTS ON GOAL

Omaha 5 10 14 — 29

Waterloo 16 9 6 — 31

Goalies — Omaha, Zach Driscoll (27 saves). Waterloo, Matej Tomek (27 saves).

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