AMES – Cedar Rapids scored three power-play goals as the RoughRiders topped the Waterloo Warriors, 4-0, Saturday in the semifinals of the Midwest High School Hockey League champions at the Iowa State Ice Arena.
The Warriors, the regular-season champions, beat the RoughRiders twice in the regular season, both by the same score, 4-2. But Saturday, Cameron Walker scored unassisted with 4 minutes and 40 seconds left in the first and Cedar Rapids, who outshot Waterloo, 39-17, were in control.
Hayden Rast made it 2-0 with a 5-on-3 power-play goal in the second, before the RoughRiders put the game away with power-play goals from Hunter Williams and Dylan Hullaby in the third..
Cedar Rapids advances to face Kansas City in today’s championship game, while Waterloo will play Sioux City for third place in a game that begins at 9 a.m.
Earlier Saturday, the Warriors JV captured the JV state championship with a 3-1 win over Dubuque. Waterloo trailed 1-0, but got goals from Braydan Kirchmann, J.T. Metcalf and Harrison Foss to pull away for the win. Jakobi Davis made 25 saves to earn the win in net.
Cedar Rapids 4, Waterloo 0
SCORE BY PERIODS
Waterloo 0 0 0 — 0
Cedar Rapids 1 1 2 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – 1. Cedar Rapids, Cameron Walker (unassisted), 12:10. Penalties – JT Metcalf, Wat (tripping), 6:16, Aiden Djerf, CR (roughing), 7:10.
SECOND PERIOD – 2. Cedar Rapids, Hayden Rast (Dylan Hullaby, Holden Sevening), 8:17, pp. Penalties – Ben Sinnott, Wat (hooking)m 6:08, Kole Latusick, Wat (interference), 7:02, John Harrison, Wat (roughing), 7:57, Brendan Shaner, CR (roughing), 8:17, Hunter Williams, CR (interference), 12:19, Carter Frost, Wat (interference), 13:49.
THIRD PERIOD – 3. Cedar Rapids, Williams (Shaner), 3:29, pp, 4. Cedar Rapids, Hullaby (Luke Edwards), 9:50. Penalties – John Harrison, Wat (tripping), 2:15, Carter Frost, Wat (roughing), 9:43, J.P. Smith, Wat (tripping), 11:35, Cole Accola, CR (slashing), 12:33, Accola, CR (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:07, Sinnott, Wat (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:07, Landon Sturch, Wat (hooking), 13:07.
SHOTS ON GOAL
Cedar Rapids 39
Goalies – Waterloo, Caleb Raisty (35) saves. Cedar Rapids, Caden Archambeau (17 saves). Referee – Russell Coll. Linesmen – Edward III, Karl Von Haasl.
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