Your Game Day Essentials
Who: Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
Puck Drop: Saturday, January 9, 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
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Sponsored By: Culver’s
The Sioux Falls Stampede (7-8-1) take on the Waterloo Black Hawks (5-9-0) in the second of back-to-back games inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The Herd is coming off a 5-1 win against the Black Hawks last night. This will be the last time the two teams face off in Sioux Falls and not again until April 9 and 10 at Young Arena.
For the Herd
The Sioux Falls Stampede were able to defeat the Waterloo Black Hawks 5-1 last night at the PREMIER Center. United States Hockey League defenseman of the week Brent Johnson began the night with his fourth goal of the season at the 4:40 mark of the first period. Defenseman Dante Fantauzzi and point-leader Garrett Pinoniemi provided the assist on the shot from the blue line. The Herd held the 1-0 lead through the remaining sixteen minutes of the period.
Sioux Falls was able to regain the lead off another Johnson shot at the top of the point that deflected off a Waterloo skate and past goaltender Charlie Glockner. Will Dineen added another for the Stampede on a deflection in front of the net from Pinoniemi at 18:58 of the period on the power play.
Dineen and forward JP Turner tallied goals in the third period to seal the 5-1 victory, despite being outshot 36-27 in the contest. Grannan stopped 35 of 36 shots on net.
Forward Garrett Pinoniemi took over as leading scorer after providing three assists in last night’s contest. He has 17 points from give goals and twelve assists through 16 games played. Goaltender Noah Grannan leads the goaltenders with a 5-5-0 record in nine games played with a 3.12 GAA and .897 SV%.
For the Foe
The Waterloo Black Hawks will be playing their third game in three nights after dropping a 4-1 decision to the Fargo Force Thursday night at SCHEELS Arena.
The Black Hawks were able to tie the game on a Stampede power play six minutes into the second period. Forward Max Sasson collected the puck and put it past goaltender Noah Grannan for the short-handed tally. The lone goal for the Black Hawks on the evening.
With the goal, Max Sasson leads the team with nine points through 14 games played. The Black Hawks have four different players with eight. Owen Ozar, Kyler Kleven and Ethan Szmagaj are near the top of the Waterloo scoresheet so far this season. Ozar has the most goals at seven. Goaltender Charlie Glockner is the team’s top tendy with a 4-6-0 record in nine games, with a 2.87 GAA and .904 save percentage.