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.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7431 or tgray@journalstar.com.


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