Black Hawks and RoughRiders Go To Overtime To Settle Things
Jack Ahcan scored 1:42 into overtime and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders edged the Waterloo Black Hawks 3-2 at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena Saturday (Feb. 27, 2016).
Ahcan cruised into the offensive zone on left wing and wired a shot under the crossbar from the circle. Luke Morgan created the rush with a diagonal pass through the neutral zone. Despite the final, Waterloo picked up a standings point for the fifth consecutive game.
Nick Swaney had scored the only first period goal during the shift after a Black Hawks power play ended. At 8:10, a deflected shot came to Swaney in the slot, and Waterloo’s leading scorer slid his chance past goalie Ben Blacker.
Shane Bowers added to the lead 1:15 into the second period, redirecting Michael Davies’ shot from the left point while standing at the top of the crease. Cedar Rapids drew back within one goal at 4:29 as Ross Colton snapped a puck into the net from the left circle during a power play. It was the only conversion during nine combined power plays occurring in whole or in part during the middle frame. The teams combined to finish the night 1-for-12 in special teams situations.
Cedar Rapids tied the contest 4:35 into the third on Will Garin’s transition wrist shot.
Waterloo wraps up a three-game weekend Sunday on home ice against the Des Moines Buccaneers. After the 3:05 contest concludes, skate with the Black Hawks at Young Arena, and during the game, meet the characters from the movie Minions, presented by U.S. Bank. For tickets, visit waterlooblackhawks.com or call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.
GOALS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 OT - F Waterloo 1 1 0 0 - 2 Cedar Rapids 0 1 1 1 - 3 - Final