DUBUQUE, Iowa — In his first start in the USHL, Jared Moe made 30 saves for the Waterloo Black Hawks, completely flummoxing the Dubuque Fighting Saints’ offense en route to a 2-0 win on Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center.
Moe was routinely sharp, as he not only stopped all 30 shots fired his way on Friday night, but he stopped an offensive barrage in the opening period. The Fighting Saints outshot the Black Hawks 13-4 in the first period, and failed to convert on an early power play.
Moe capped off his shutout with a pad stack save in the dying moments of regulation to seal the win in the midst of a 6-on-4 opportunity. The Saints went 0-for-5 on the power play overall, and was a thorn in Fighting Saints forward Quinn Preston’s side, as all six of his bids towards the net were denied.
Jack Drury got the scoring started for the Black Hawks in the second period in the midst of a defensive breakdown. Bobby Trivigno used his speed to get past a Saints defender and threaded a pass to Drury delving through the middle for the goal to start the scoring at the 12:27 mark of the second period. It was the game winner.
Matej Blümel put the game out of reach on a superior individual effort halfway through the third period. While battling through defenders off the wall, he cut to the middle and put the puck through the five hole of Jaxon Castor, giving the Hawks the insurance they needed.
Castor was routinely good in the game for Dubuque, stopping 17 of 19 opportunities fired his way. He has stopped 36 of the last 40 shots fired his way for a .900 save percentage and a goals against average a tick under 2.00.
The Saints are back in action on Saturday, October 14 at Young Arena in Waterloo to wrap up the weekend series with the Black Hawks. Hear all of the action on the Fighting Saints Radio Network, Dubuque’s Super Hits 106.1 FM, or on the USHL’s streaming video provider, HockeyTV.