SIOUX CITY — Waterloo rode a strong start and stellar goaltending from Matej Tomek to a 4-1 United States Hockey League win at Sioux City Friday night.

Dylan Mills got the Black Hawks (3-1-0-0) out in front 5 minutes, 48 seconds into the game with a power-play goal assisted by Jack Drury and Jackson Cates. Hunter Lellig made it 2-0 with an unassisted tally at the 13:25 mark.

Hank Sorensen cashed in another power-play opportunity for a 3-0 Waterloo lead 3:56 into the second period with assists from Garrett Wait and Ethan Johnson, who got his own goal late in the period to make it 4-0. James Marooney and Tomek assisted.

Sioux City (2-2-0-0) broke up the shutout with a 6-on-4 goal late in the third period. Tomek turned away the Musketeers’ other 20 shots on goal.

The Black Hawks play at Sioux Falls Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

Waterloo 4, Sioux City 1

SCORE BY PERIODS

Waterloo 2 2 0 — 4

Sioux City 0 0 1 — 1

FIRST PERIOD — 1. Waterloo, Mills (Drury, Cates), pp, 5:48. 2. Waterloo, Lellig (unassisted), 13:25. Penalties — Ehrnberg-SC (cross-checking) 4:02, Drury-Wat. (tripping) 8:16, Sorensen-Wat. (unsportsmanlike conduct) 11:44, Ehrnberg-SC (hooking) 12:14.

SECOND PERIOD — 3. Waterloo, Sorensen-Wat. (Wait, Johnson), pp, 3:56. 4. Waterloo, Johnson (Marooney, Tomek), 15:16. Penalties — Mantaro-SC (boarding) 2:58, DiGrande-Wat. (holding) 10:23, Pospisil-SC (holding, roughing) 10:23, Palmer-Wat. (holding) 16:01, Wait-Wat. (hooking) 19:54.

THIRD PERIOD — 5. Sioux City, Ranta (Pospisil, Fawcett), pp, 16:01. Penalties — Mantaro-SC (tripping) 2:47, DiGrande-Wat. (slashing) 3:39, Ferrandino-Wat. (interference) 8:08, Copeland-Wat. (slashing) 15:38, Palmer-Wat. (unsportsmanlike conduct) 15:38.

SHOTS ON GOAL

Waterloo 8 8 7 — 23

Sioux City 7 4 10 — 21

Power-plays — Waterloo 2-for-5. Sioux City 1-for-8.

Goaltenders — Waterloo, Tomek (21 SOG, 20 saves). Sioux City, Jurusik (15 SOG, 11 saves), Kraws (8 SOG, 8 saves).

Officials — Referee, Sailor. Linesmen, Fuller, Mack. Att.—1,723. x

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