Black Hawks Lose Heartbreaker In O.T. Vs Sioux Falls
After Waterloo finished the regular season in 2nd place in their conference and claimed the Dupaco Cowbell Cup for the third year in a row, their season ended with a close loss on Wednesday night...
Sioux Falls' Brian Chambers scored at 8:21 of overtime to give the Stampede a 2-1, series-clinching victory in Game Four of a USHL Western Conference semifinal at Denny Sanford Premier Center.
While Chambers’ goal was the winner, it was Max Crozier’s game-tying score with just over four minutes left in regulation which fit the pattern of the playoffs. For the third time in six postseason games, the Stampede capitalized for a crucial goal in the final ten minutes of regulation as the result of a two-man advantage. From just left of center in the deep slot, Crozier blasted in a one-timer at 15:55, teed up by Anthony Romano.
For the series, Sioux Falls had 36 power plays in four games. Their only goals came in two-man advantage situations, during which they recorded goals on three of five opportunities.
Waterloo’s only goal came on a power play in the second period. Jacob Bengtsson slung a pass from the left circle to Kyle Haskins for a re-direction at the opposite side of the crease at 14:01 of the second. The Black Hawks would have only one more chance on special teams, finishing the night one-for-five and ending the series seven-for-23.
The Stampede now advance to meet the Tri-City Storm during the USHL Western Conference Final Series.