The Black Hawks return home to begin November against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday!

It's "Hockey Time in Party Town" when the Black Hawks battle their "Dupaco Cowbell Cup" rival at 7 PM, Friday (Nov. 2, 2018). Fans are encouraged carpool to the rink for the Black Hawks’ first-ever Eco-Friendly Night, presented by Green Line Polymers. A variety of partners will be on hand with information, product samples, and the chance to win prizes. Fans will be able to sign up and receive a free tree to plant in the spring, find out more about producing their own electricity, and get insights into recycling products which can be hazardous if thrown away. Take advantage of our first Family-4-Pack of the season as well. Get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 soft drinks for just $48! Call 319-232-3444 for tickets.

Hawks Announce “Boeser’s Buddies” Program

An NHL Star Giving Back to Kids in the Cedar Valley. Vancouver Canucks Calder Trophy finalist and Waterloo Black Hawks alumnus Brock Boeser is sponsoring an effort to brighten the lives of Cedar Valley kids with health, economic, or family challenges by providing them with tickets for hockey games at Young Arena.

Leukemia patient Cole Mikkelsen will be the first youngster to enjoy a Black Hawks game with his family through the “Boeser’s Buddies” Program this Friday when Waterloo hosts the Dubuque Fighting Saints at 7:05 p.m. “I have been blessed in a lot of ways, and this is a great opportunity to give something back,” Boeser said. “One of those blessings was the time I spent in Waterloo with a great organization, great coaches, great teammates, and great fans.”

In addition to game tickets, Cole and future “Boeser’s Buddies” participants will enjoy special experiences like getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Black Hawks’ locker room and other parts of Young Arena, a visit from Tommy Hawk, signed Black Hawks memorabilia, and complimentary food and beverages.

Coming soon, Black Hawks fans will be able to nominate candidates for the “Boeser’s Buddies” program through a devoted page on waterlooblackhawks.com. Charitable and youth-focused organizations in the Cedar Valley are particularly encouraged to share the program details with the families of the children they serve.

During his one season with the Black Hawks in 2014/15, Boeser tied for the United States Hockey League lead with 35 goals. Adding 33 assists, he averaged more than a point per game in his 57 appearances. In the summer of 2015, Vancouver chose Boeser with the 23rd overall selection in the NHL Draft, the earliest pick in Black Hawks history. As a freshman at the University of North Dakota the following season, Boeser helped the program to an NCAA National Championship. He made his NHL debut in the spring of 2017; last year was his first full season in the NHL.

GAME REVIEW - BLACK HAWKS' HUGE COMEBACK SPARKS VICTORY ON THE ROAD

The Waterloo Black Hawks’ third period on Tuesday night might give the Sioux City Musketeers nightmares long past Halloween, as the visitors rallied from a four-goal deficit for a 6-5 overtime win at Tyson Events Center.

The Hawks trailed 5-1 with 13:42 left to play. That’s when the rally began with Joe Cassetti tracking down a puck near the outside edge of the left circle and squeaking his shot past Ben Kraws.

Two minutes later, Waterloo cashed in again; Mason Palmer’s blast from the high slot was stopped, but with three forwards at the front of the net, Kyle Haskins knocked in the rebound. The Hawks then drew within one with just over six minutes to go. A failed clear up the wall allowed Jacob Bengtsson to feather a pass to Vladislav Firstov on the opposite side of the crease. The rookie stickhandled Kraws down before flipping in a backhander.

The equalizer came at 18:12 with one second remaining during a power play and an extra attacker on the ice. Sioux City was bottled up in the corner right of Kraws. Austen Swankler pulled the puck free and put a pass on Emil Ohrvall’s stick between the circles. The veteran hit the net to force overtime.

Waterloo finished the game on a subsequent power play which carried beyond regulation. Twenty-four seconds into the extra period, Matej Blumel sent a scorching shot into the net from the left dot for his second goal of the night and the victory.

The Hawks made the comeback on the strength of a 20-8 shots advantage during the third period and overtime. For the game, Waterloo had a 41-30 edge in chances.

The Musketeers had converted the first period’s only power play for the lone goal during the opening 20 minutes. That initial score came at 6:33 when Bobby Brink found his own rebound near the top of the crease and flipped in a chance from close range.

Sioux City pulled away in the second period, thanks in large part to two goals separated by 17 seconds. Marcus Kallionkieli had the first from between the circles during a power play at 4:16, followed up in the next shift on a shot from the right point by Tommy Pasanen.

Waterloo made the best of a bad situation during a shorthanded two-on-one rush at 8:28. Blumel capitalized coming up right wing when his shot bounced in off Kraws. The Musketeers’ Martin Pospisil got the goal back, firing home his shot at 12:23.

The Musketeers extended their lead to its largest margin at 3:35 of the third period with their third power play conversion. Just seconds before the Hawks were to come back to full strength, Brady Smith’s shot from the right point beat a screened Jared Moe. Moe picked up the win in relief, stopping 12 of 13 shots sent his way.

The Black Hawks are currently one-point out of first place behind the Western Division leading, Tri-City Storm.