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Charyszyn Helps Black Hawks Keep Climbing

02/24/2017, 3:00pm MST
By Tom Robinson

Waterloo takes sole possession of second place out west in USHL

The Waterloo Black Hawks have picked up points in the United States Hockey League in their last 13 games and Kevin Charyszyn is a big reason why.

Charyszyn helped Waterloo improve to 29-12-2-2 and take sole possession of second place in the Western Conference.

The Clarkson commit had his first USHL hat trick Friday in a 5-2 win over the Sioux Falls Stampede. He followed that up with two goals and an assist in Sunday’s 6-0 shutout of the Lincoln Stars.

Charyszyn, from Jamison, Pennsylvania, has points in seven of his last eight games, giving him a total of 13 goals and five assists in his last 12.

Peter Thome had 22 saves in Sunday’s shutout. He won both games in goal, making him 3-0 with a 1.33 goals against average and .949 save percentage since being acquired by the Black Hawks.

USHL ROUNDUP: Cole Gallant had just two goals in 24 games for the Omaha Lancers before scoring twice Friday and following that up with a hat trick Saturday, leading a sweep of the Tri-City Storm.

Bobby Hampton scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders used four third-period goals to pull out their eighth win of the season, 4-3 over the Lincoln Stars on Saturday.

Keith Petruzzelli has won four of his last five in goal for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, improving his season record to 15-8-0-2.

The Chicago Steel won two out of three games to open a four-point lead in the Eastern Conference. Jack Badini, who leads the team with 21 goals, and Mitch Lewandowski each scored in consecutive games.

The Sioux City Musketeers won both their games and continue to lead the Western Conference, as well as the USHL overall standings with a 28-9-5-2 record.

Zach Solow from the Dubuque Fighting Saints became the first USHL player to reach 50 points this season. He has 13 goals and 37 assists in 40 games.

MOVING UP: Brenden Stanko helped the Brookings Blizzard improve their chance of making the playoffs in the North American Hockey League’s Central Division.

Stanko had four goals and three assists in three weekend wins for the third-place Blizzard. He had a hand in six of his team’s nine goals in back-to-back, three-point efforts, and then scored the game-winning goal in Sunday’s 7-2 victory over the Aberdeen Wings.

CLOSING IN: The Philadelphia Junior Flyers won three games, including a 3-2 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Little Flyers that allowed them to move within four points of the Little Flyers for the Eastern Hockey League Premier Division Mid-Atlantic Division lead.

The Junior Flyers are 19-0-1 in their last 20 games to improve to 33-8-4 overall.

Mac Vail has been in goal for every game of the team’s 11-game winning streak. He stopped 81 of 85 shots in the three wins.

BIG WEEKEND: Alec Seeger from the La Crosse Freeze and Ryan Reifler from the Binghamton Junior Senators each had a big weekend in the North American 3 Hockey League.

Seeger had four goals, including two game-winners, and five assists while going plus-10 in three games.

Reifler had two hat tricks in his team’s three wins. He piled up eight goals and four assists while also going plus-10.

ONE-TIMERS: The Corpus Christi Ice Rays set a franchise record with their seventh straight NAHL win. … Eric Roy stopped 81 of 85 shots in two wins to improve to 13-0-0 in goal with a 2.22 GAA for the Vermont Lumberjacks of the Eastern Hockey League Elite 19 Division. … Brenden Lloyd had three straight two-goal games in wins for the EHL Premier Division’s East Coast Wizards. … Austin Rook, a Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, native playing defense for the United States Premier Hockey League Premier Division’s South Shore Kings, has committed to play at the U.S. Military Academy beginning in 2018-19.

Story from Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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