The Waterloo Black Hawks scored a 4-1 win against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders during their traditional Thanksgiving night game.

In front of the largest turnout of the season at Young Arena Thursday, (3,159) initially the RoughRiders thought they had the opening goal midway through the first period. However, Black Hawks goaltender Logan Stein had been knocked out of position. The goal was disallowed, and the period ended scoreless.

Waterloo took the lead on a tally by Brehdan Engum which triggered the Teddy Bear Toss at 2:57. Just a couple of steps inside the blue line at the left point, Engum fired a wrister which flew to the top corner.

Waterloo added two more in the middle frame from Matej Blumel and Vladislav Firstov. Firstov added his second of the game just over a minute into the third period. Stein’s shutout bid ended with six minutes remaining; Jordan Tonelli swatted in his first USHL goal from between the circles. Stein made 13 saves for the win as the Hawks held Cedar Rapids to six shots or less in each period.

Wednesday night loss on the road

Three third period goals were the Waterloo Black Hawks’ undoing on Wednesday in a 4-2 loss against the Sioux City Musketeers at Tyson Events Center. The team also announced that they've have added forward Matt Cameron from the Sioux Falls Stampede in exchange for Austen Swankler. Both players are in their first United States Hockey League season

Next home games

The Black Hawks and RoughRiders meet again Saturday in Cedar Rapids. Waterloo’s next home games are not until December 7th versus Madison and December 8th versus Cedar Rapids. For tickets, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680