WATERLOO — Late goals in every period carried the Lincoln Stars to a 3-2 win against the Waterloo Black Hawks Friday in United States Hockey League action at Young Arena.
Connor Brown’s first USHL score sent the Black Hawks ahead 12:49 into the game. A speedy breakout triggered by Conner Schneider allowed Carter Batchelder to set up Brown in the slot just outside the Lincoln crease, and Waterloo’s youngest player slipped a low shot past Cameron Whitehead.
However, late in the period, Lincoln had nearly six straight minutes of power play time, which ended on a one-time blast out of the right circle by Dalton Norris, tying the score with 25 seconds left before intermission.
At the tail-end of the second, Lincoln added another final-minute goal to take the lead with eight clicks remaining, with Luke Johnson scoring.
The 2-1 score carried into the closing stage of the game, after the Hawks pulled Williams with just over three minutes left and Gleb Veremyev scored with a tap in with just under two minutes left in the game to make it 3-1.
Less than a minute later and with the Hawks’ net empty once again, Tucker Ness blasted a shot toward the Lincoln crease as he strode across the blue line. Whitehead could not keep it out.