Stampede’s Win Streak Snapped In Waterloo
WATERLOO, IA -- The Sioux Falls Stampede put together a solid effort Friday night, but much like the first game at Young Arena, the Herd came up short. The Stampede, who fell 8-4 three weeks ago in Waterloo, couldn’t solve Black Hawks goaltender Eamon McAdam and saw their four-game winning streak come to an end with a 3-0 loss at Young Arena.
Charlie Lindgren made 25 saves in the loss as Sioux Falls dropped to 4-3-0 on the season while Waterloo improved to 5-1-0.
The Stampede came out of the gates flying, tallying the first six shots of the night, but Waterloo netminder Eamon McAdam was up to the challenge as he shutdown the Stampede offense. The Black Hawks grabbed the first goal of the game at 13:35 when Kyle Schmidt scored on the powerplay. Schmidt took a pass at the left point from Vince Hinostroza and wristed a shot through traffic and past Stampede goaltender Charlie Lindgren to make it a 1-0 game. Waterloo outshot the Herd 15-7 in the period.
Sioux Falls was hoping to get the momentum back in the second period, but the Hawks scored just 3:17 in on the powerplay to make it a 2-0 game. On a beautiful tic-tac-toe play, Victor Newell fed Kyle Schmidt just outside the left crease who then slid the puck over to the right to John Wiitala who one-timed it into the net. Things got a little physical after the goals as fans saw back-to-back fights with Joe Schuldt of the Stampede taking down Ian McCoshen of Waterloo. That fight was followed up on the next face-off with Ian Mansfield of the Herd and Pijius Rulevicius of Waterloo. Once things settled down, the Hawks scored again, this time from Justin Kloos at 14:42. Kloos took a pass in the high slot from Taylor Cammarata who wristed the puck past the right pad of Lindgren to give Waterloo a 3-0 edge after two periods. Sioux Falls outshot Waterloo 10-7 in the period.
The Stampede tried to rally in the third, putting up nine shots, but McAdam was up to the task and shut the Herd down. Sioux Falls best chance came eight minutes into the period when the Herd went on a four-minute powerplay. After several chances in front of the goal, Waterloo was able to hold off the Stampede’s rally and earn the victory.
Sioux Falls and Waterloo both tallied 28 shots on goal. Waterloo finished the night 2-for-4 on the powerplay while Sioux Falls was 0-for-6.
The Stampede return to action on Saturday when they host Youngstown at a special 4:05 PM start time at the Sioux Falls Arena. Fans should check the front page of the Stampede’s website for parking info. Military members can get in for just $5 by showing their military ID at the door and the first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a free Stampede rally towel.
Courtesy: Sioux Falls Stampede