Four consecutive goals by the Des Moines Buccaneers allowed them to pull out a 5-4 home victory against the Waterloo Black Hawks Friday.
Waterloo had built a 3-1 lead by the mid-second period, all on special teams. Mike Montagna notched the lone goal in the first, wrapping around a shot on the power play at 13:02. Ethan Prow tied the game with a Des Moines power play score off a Waterloo stick at 6:15. Back on the advantage 3:16 later, Max Edson put the Hawks back in front, banging in a rebound. Jamie Hill then cashed in on a breakaway opportunity while shorthanded at 13:10.
Things took a turn for the worse at 15:50 of the second when Austin Coldwell fired a shot high and wide of the Black Hawk net, but it bounced off of the glass, off of C.J. Motte and in. The Buccaneers followed up
their good fortune with three scores in a five minute span from Patrick Kirtland, Doug Clifford, and Justin Sellman in the third. With 2:36 remaining, Tyler Zepeda added one more power play goal, but Waterloo could not re-tie the score.
The Black Hawks play their final game before Christmas Saturday in Cedar Rapids against the RoughRiders.
For a complete box score from Friday's game, please visit the following link: