KEARNEY, Neb. – Three power-play goals and a penalty shot goal propelled the Tri-City Storm to a 6-2 victory over the Waterloo Black Hawks in United States Hockey League action Friday.
The Storm scored twice in the first period to take early control and and then continually built their lead.
Waterloo sliced into the Storm lead seconds into their own early second period power play. At 1:56, Cooper Wylie blasted the puck toward the net James Hong screened goalie Chase Clark and tipped Wylie’s chance, drawing the Hawks back within a goal. It would be the only time the Hawks capitalized on nine power plays.
The rest of the period belonged to Tri-City as the Storm poured in another power-play goal and Dane Dowiak scored on a penalty shot.
Mason McCormick gave the Hawks a lift 4:01 into the third to make it 5-2, but Tri-City scored another power-play goal to finish off Waterloo.
Tri-City 6, Waterloo 2
Waterloo 0 1 1 —2
Tri-City 2 3 1 6
FIRST PERIOD—1. Tri-City, Cebrian (O’Hara, Druskinis), 4:12. 2. Tri-City, Roed (Miller, Czerneckianair), 15:47, pp. Penalties-Druskinis TC (cross checking), 4:20 McCormick Wat (holding), 9:21 Cebrian TC (interference), 12:52 Procious Wat (tripping), 14:18 Schneider Wat (tripping), 14:45 Nikolaev TC (high sticking), 15:58.
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SECOND PERIOD – 3. Waterloo, Hong (Wylie), 1:56, pp. 4. Tri-City, Gamache 2 (Wilmer, Czerneckianair), 3:22. 5. Tri-City, Dowiak, 11:06, ps. 6. Tri-City, Roed (O’Hara, Brindley), 13:49, pp. Penalties-Benoit Tc (head contact), 1:41 Strathmann TC (high sticking), 7:18 McCormick Wat (slashing), 11:06 Schifsky Wat (cross checking), 13:28 Ness Wat (slashing), 15:09 Miller TC (high sticking), 16:31.
THIRD PERIOD — 7, Waterloo, McCormick (Reiners), 4:01. 8, Tri-City, Wilmer (Borgesi, Nikolaev), 14:38, pp. Penalties-Montgomery TC (high sticking), 0:53 McEwen TC (kneeing), 11:55 O’Connell Wat (hooking), 12:54 Montgomery TC (roughing), 15:42.
Shots on Goal-Waterloo 8-14-9-31. Tri-City 14-9-9-32.
Goalies-Waterloo, Williams 2-1-0-0 (32 shots-26 saves). Tri-City, Clark 2-0-0-0 (31 shots-29 saves).