With weather expected to hit the Lincoln area this weekend, even the Lincoln Stars were not prepared for Friday's 8-0 blizzard from Waterloo at the Ice Box.
The Black Hawks chased Stars' goaltender Samuel Hlavaj after just six shots scoring three times in the first 6 minutes, 18 seconds. Jacob Mucitelli relieved Hlavaj, but the Black Hawks had a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
For the third consecutive weekend, the Stars faced an opponent that has a player in the top-10 of USHL scoring. Waterloo has three in the top 11 and all on the Black Hawks' top line.
Matej Blumel, who ranks sixth, assisted on Emil Ohrvall's goal that gave Waterloo a 2-0 lead 1:35 into the first period. Ohrvall's goal came just 20 seconds after Wyatt Schingoethe gave the Black Hawks a 1-0 lead. Ohrvall, who has scored five goals against Lincoln in three previous meetings, had a two-point game, adding an assist. Ohrvall is tied for eighth in USHL scoring and now has 11 points, six goals, five assists against Lincoln this season.
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After the Black Hawks added two more in the second period, including a Blumel goal, Lincoln seemed to have had enough. Two fights broke out in the third, marking the first time since the Stars have had a fight at the Ice Box since the home-opener against the Omaha Lancers in October, when the teams combined for three fighting majors.
Mucitelli made 38 saves in relief on 43 Waterloo shots, as Lincoln outshot 49-19.
The Stars return to the Ice Box on Saturday to face the Fargo Force at 7 p.m.