The Waterloo Black Hawks had the most explosive offense in the USHL during the regular season and have carried that over to the postseason. The Hawks downed the Sioux Falls Stampede 7-4 in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series Friday night at Young Arena.
The Sioux Falls Stampede ended one losing streak on Saturday at Fargo and ended another against the Force on Tuesday night at the Arena.
Tony Calderone and Zeb Knutson both tallied a goal and an assist each while Art Brey stopped 27 shots in goal as the Herd topped Fargo 4-1 to end a seven game winless streak at home.
A record-breaking night by Zeb Knutson combined with a blistering-hot power play drove the Sioux Falls Stampede to their sixth straight win in 10-4 victory over the U.S. National Under-17 Team Saturday night at the Sioux Falls Arena.
A two goal third period lifted Team USA to a 4-1 victory over Russia in the gold medal game of the World Junior A Challenge in Canada on Sunday.
Sioux Falls Stampede forward Dennis Kravchenko set up fellow forward C.J. Franklin for the fourth goal of the game that cemented the victory at 13:12 of the third period.
Sioux Falls native Zeb Knutson scored twice and Dennis Kravchenko added an assist to help lead the United States past Russia 8-3 in the first game of the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on Tuesday.