Matt Savoie scored twice in the third period, Reilly Herbst made 30 saves and Andrei Buyalsky added four assists in a 5-4 win for Dubuque. Wyatt Schingoethe’s hat trick was not enough for the Hawks as the Saints beat them for a team record seventh straight time.
-Waterloo started the scoring with a power play tally on their first man advantage. The Saints relinquished the goal late on the power play as Waterloo found a loose puck in the high slot and Alex Gaffney ripped it over the shoulder of Reilly Herbst.
-Dubuque answered as Connor Kurth, the teams leading scorer, found a way to sneak the puck past Charlie Glockner. Stephen Halliday and John Evans assisted on the tally. Kurth leads the USHL in rookie scoring this season.
-Dubuque gained the lead late in the period as Braden Doyle ripped a shot over the blocker side of Glockner. It was the second goal in three games for Doyle and gave the Saints their first lead of the night.
-Waterloo was able to even the score early in the second period. Wyatt Schingoethe scored to even things up after a giveaway below the goal line for Dubuque. Schingoethe would add two more in the period to complete a hat trick. He found paydirt below the arm of Reilly Herbst and then scored shorthanded on a wraparound.
-Dubuque’s lone goal of the period came from Tristan Lemyre. He scored of a rush with Andrei Buyalsky as Buyalsky shot for a pass and Lemyre followed the play perfectly.
-Dubuque’s lack of a power play was costly in the period. The Saints had four, man advantages, including a five on three for 1:11 but failed to muster any goals. The Saints only had four shots on the four power plays.
-Matt Savoie took over in the third period, scoring twice in just over two minutes to give Dubuque the lead for good. Savoie now has five goals in his first three games with the Saints.
-Andrei Buyalsky finished the night with four assists, all of the primary variety as he picked up the most assists in a game by a Saint this season. Buyalsky now has 10 points in nine games for Dubuque.
-Herbst is a perfect three for three in his starts with the Saints. Though he wasn’t particularly sharp to begin with, he made his last 17 stops of the night in the win.
-Schingoethe’s hat trick is the second in as many seasons for a Waterloo player against the Saints. Griffin Ness scored a set last season for the Black Hawks.
-Dubuque and Waterloo will battle again Friday at 7pm.