WATERLOO — Waterloo began the weekend with a five-point lead over second-place Quad City in the Midwest High School Hockey League standings.
The Warriors now own an 11-point advantage.
Waterloo followed Saturday’s 7-0 shutout of Quad City with a 6-2 victory over the Blues Sunday at Young Arena for its third win in as many days and 22nd of the season in 23 games. The only blemish was a shootout loss to Sioux City.
Quad City broke through first Sunday just 12 seconds into the game to end Warriors goaltender Chase Pabst’s streaks of four straight shutouts and 205 minutes, 55 seconds without surrendering a goal.
By the end of the opening period, the Blues were staring at a 3-1 deficit. Kole Latusick tied the game for Waterloo at the 6:14 mark, Jack Harrison made it 2-1 a little over a minute and a half later, and Nick Samuelson tacked on a power-play goal at 14:01.
Quad City (17-5-0-0) scored again 2:58 into the second period to draw within 3-2, but the Warriors answered with goals by Carter Herbst and Ben Sinnott to make it 5-2 and Harrison’s second tally of the game just :24 into the third period set the final margin.
Pabst finished with 14 saves. Latusick, Sinnott and Samuelson had two assists each for Waterloo while Herbst and Mason Lamb added one apiece.
Waterloo 6, Quad City 2
SCORE BY PERIODS
Quad City 1 1 0 — 2
Waterloo 3 2 1 — 6
FIRST PERIOD — 1. Quad City, Watkins (Patten), :12. 2. Waterloo, Latusick (Herbst, Sinnott), 6:14. 3. Waterloo, Jack Harrison (Lamb, Samuelson), 7:57. 4. Waterloo, Samuelson (Latusick, Sinnott), pp, 14:01. Penalties — Sturtzer-QC (holding) 12:50, Sturtzer-QC (unsportsmanlike conduct, misconduct) 14:01.
SECOND PERIOD — 5. Quad City, Kramer (Watkins, Patten), 2:58. 6. Waterloo, Herbst (Latusick) 9:25. 7. Waterloo, Sinnott (Samuelson), 16:12. Penalties — Samuelson-Wat. (cross-checking) 10:02, Fox-Wat. (slashing) 13:31. Olswold-QC (tripping) 16:14.
THIRD PERIOD — 8. Waterloo, Jack Harrison (unassisted), :24. Penalties — Sturtzer-QC (interference) 1:04, Sturtzer-QC (roughing) 14:40, Metcalf-Wat. (roughing) 14:40, Herbst-Wat. (checking from behind, misconduct) 15:30.
SHOTS ON GOAL
Quad City 16
Goaltenders — Quad City, Lystiuk (32 SOG, 26 saves). Waterloo, Pabst (16 SOG, 14 saves).
Officials — Crowell, Larson, Denhartog.
QUAD CITY JV 5, WATERLOO JV 3
Highlights — Harrison Foss, Blake Buckley and Christian Heiser had goals for Waterloo with Landen Schoonover assisting twice and Jonah McFarland and Landon Sturch once each.