Your Game Day Essentials
Who: Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
Puck Drop: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:05 p.m. CT
Where: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD
Listen: 107.9 KELO FM, 1320 AM, Kelo.com or Kelo App
Watch: HockeyTV.com with paid subscription
The Sioux Falls Stampede (6-8-1) will host the Waterloo Black Hawks (5-8-0) inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for the first time in the new year. The Herd is coming off a 4-1 loss to the Fargo Force back on January 2. The Stampede last played the Black Hawks on December 19 at the PREMIER and were defeated 5-2, with two empty-net goals by the Hawks. Sioux Falls is 1-1 against Waterloo this season, defeating the Iowa team 1-0 back on December 4 at Young Arena. The two teams will matchup again tomorrow night at the PREMIER Center.
For the Herd
The Sioux Falls Stampede were last defeated 4-1 by the Fargo Force at SCHEELS Arena a week ago. The Force jumped out to the early lead 1:25 into the first period with a goal from Jeremy Davidson. Defenseman Brent Johnson tallied his third goal of the season for the Herd five minutes later in response to tie the game at one after one.
The Force were able to take the lead halfway through the second period with a goal from Aaron Huglen. The game remained close until about halfway through the third period with former Stampede draft pick Matt Crasa make the score 3-1. Tyler Rollwagen secured the win for the Force with an empty-net goal with three seconds remaining in regulation. Trent Burnham made the start in the net.
Forward Michael Citara continues to lead the team in points despite missing the last two games due to injury. He has 15 points from six goals and nine assists through 13 games played. Goaltender Noah Grannan leads the goaltenders with a 4-5-0 record in nine games played with a 3.36 GAA and .884 SV%.
For the Foe
The Waterloo Black Hawks will be playing their second game in two nights after dropping a 4-2 decision to the Fargo Force last night at SCHEELS Arena.
The Force continued their dominate play up front by netting the first two goals of the game exactly two minutes apart in the first period. Tristan Broz and Jeremy Davison each tallied a goal to bring the score to 2-0 through one. Waterloo forward Ryan O’Hara was able to claw back a goal at the five-minute mark of the second, but Erik Bargholtz and Cody Monds both tallied goals to open the third period for the 4-1 Force lead. Waterloo’s Owen Ozar tallied his seventh of the season on the power play with four minutes left in regulation for the final goal of the game. Charlie Glockner made the start in net for Waterloo, stopping 26 of 30 shots faced.
The Black Hawks have four different points with eight points through 13 games played this season. Owen Ozar, Kyler Kleven, Ethan Szmagaj and Max Sasson sit at the top of the scoring chart for Waterloo so far this season. Ozar has the most goals at seven. Goaltender Charlie Glockner is the team’s top tendy with a 4-5-0 record in nine games, with a 2.63 GAA and .914 save percentage.