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USHL Recap: Thursday, Oct. 18

10/19/2018, 9:15am CDT

Sioux City takes down Fargo, Waterloo holds off Youngstown.

Vladislav Firstov, Waterloo Black Hawks (courtesy Hickling Images)

Below is a recap of Thursday's USHL games:



A three-point night from Bobby Brink helped the Sioux City Musketeers to a 5-2 victory over the Fargo Force at Scheels Arena. 


Brink scored the only goal of the first period, his third of the year, to give Sioux City a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes of play.


Fargo tied the game just 38 seconds into the middle frame thanks to Minnesota commit Ben Meyers' league-leading sixth goal of the season, but Kevin Lombardi muscled his way to the net and scored just under six minutes into the second, giving the Musketeers a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. 

Despite a third period power play goal from Hank Crone, Fargo was unable to come back, as Sioux City scored three times in the third period to pull away and earn the victory. Calgary Flames prospect Martin Pospisil picked up a power play goal, Marcus Kallionkieli added his fifth of the year, giving him a goal with three straight games and Matthew Miller completed the scoring with an empty-net goal.


Brink added two assists, and Miami University commit Ben Kraws stopped 29 of 31 shots to move to 4-1-0-0 on the season.




Waterloo jumped out to a 3-0 lead and, despite three power play goals in the third period from Youngstown, was able to come away with a 5-3 victory over the Phantoms at Young Arena.


The Black Hawks led by a 2-0 margin after the first period, courtesy of Matej Blumel, his fifth of the year, and Connor Caponi, his third goal of the season. They extended their lead to 3-0 with Kyle Haskins' first USHL goal 7:23 into the second period.

Youngstown got on the board just under eight minutes into the third period, thanks to Arsenii Smekhnov's first USHL goal, but Waterloo reestablished a three-goal lead thanks to Vladislav Firstov's third goal of the season.

Connor MacEachern and Roman Kraemer added power play goals just under four minutes apart to cut the deficit to one, and Youngstown continued to applied pressure, but Matt Koopman added an empty-net goal with just 59 seconds remaining to give Waterloo a 5-3 victory.


Firstov and Koopman had a goal and two assists each, and Logan Stein made 31 saves and added a helper of his own to move to 2-0 on the season.



Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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