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.
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.