WATERLOO, IA - The Omaha Lancers battled back to force overtime against the Waterloo Black Hawks on Saturday night but ended up falling in the extra frame 4-3.
The Black Hawks scored the first goal of the night with Patrick Guzzo (3:22) finding a rebound off of the backboard behind Kyle McClellan. The Lancers answered back to even the game 1-1 with Ryan Lautenbach (8:59). Christian Berger fired a slapshot from the left circle, the puck rebounded off of Logan Stein in the paint where Lautenbach tucked it into the back of the net. The Black Hawks took their second lead of the period when Aaron Bohlinger (14:43) drove to the net of McClellan to flip it past him and into the cage to make the score 2-1.
After a scoreless second period, and early in the third on the power-play, Luke Bast (1:19) scored to get the Black Hawks ahead 3-1. The Lancers went to work with Logan Will (9:48) driving the net to score on Stein making the score 3-2. The Lancers continued on the attack with Jackson Decker (12:18) toe-dragging the puck and sniping it past Stein to even the game 3-3.
The game would go into overtime where the Black Hawks, Ryder Rolston (2:23) would shoot the puck past McClellan to win 4-3. Kyle McClellan stopped 36 of the 40 Waterloo shots he faced.
The Lancers would gain one point in the weekend series out of a possible four, making the team record 5-7-3-0 with 13 points.
The Lancers return to Ralston Arena for a weekend series against the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Friday, November 22nd and 23rd. Puck drop for both nights is at 7:05 pm. Saturday is free kids jersey night in a partnership with Play It Again Sports. The first 500 kids at the game will receive a Lancers Youth Jersey. Tickets are still available by calling 402-344-PUCK, online at lancers.com, or by visiting the Lancers Front Office.