Petersen leads Waterloo to shutout victory over Omaha
The Waterloo Black Hawks used a sparkling performance by Cal Petersen to take down the Omaha Lancers, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Waterloo's 2-0 shutout victory.
The Black Hawks pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 36 penalty minutes.
Waterloo was sparked by Zach Stepan, who tallied one goal. Stepan scored on the power play 9:02 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Waterloo. The Black Hawks earned a power play opportunity when Luca Frigo was put in the box for checking from behind. Justin Kloos picked up the assist.
Waterloo stifled Omaha's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Black Hawks did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Waterloo puts an average of 4.8 pucks into the net per game. By firing 41 shots on goal, the Black Hawks exceeded the 34.4 shots they average per game this year.
Waterloo also got a goal from Jake Horton as well. Other players who recorded assists for Waterloo were Pijus Rulevicius and Mitch DeMario, who contributed one a piece.
The Lancers were often in penalty trouble, as it ended with nine minors and one major for 23 minutes in penalty time.
Omaha was led by Matt Hansen, who took four shots.
Petersen recorded 25 saves for Waterloo. The Black Hawks registered one goal on six power play opportunities. For Waterloo, Blake Winiecki was ejected from the game. The Lancers' Alex Lyon stopped 39 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Omaha registered zero goals on six power play opportunities.