It's been a fantastic start to the USHL hockey season for the Black Hawks!

Buccaneers Bound for Waterloo
This Saturday, October 19th at 7:05 p.m., the Black Hawks host the Des Moines Buccaneers for the first of four head-to-head games at Young Arena this season. In total, the teams will play eight times in 2019/20. Last season, Waterloo was 2-0-2 versus the Bucs. Since the United States Hockey League converted to exclusively junior-aged players in 1979/80, Waterloo has played 212 regular season games versus Des Moines. That ranks second only to the series against the Sioux City Musketeers (221 games).

Stein Sharp Over Solid Weekend
Veteran goaltender Logan Stein was named the United States Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Week on Tuesday after helping Waterloo secure a pair of one-goal wins. It was the second time Stein has claimed the award. Stein’s first appearance of 2019/20 came on Saturday against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Entering the game midway through the first period with Waterloo trailing 2-1, he turned away 18 of 19 RoughRider chances, giving the Hawks time to rally for a 4-3 win.

Saturday at home versus the Tri-City Storm, Stein started and recorded his second career USHL shutout. All 26 Tri-City shots were stopped, many of them coming during six Storm power plays. Waterloo won the game, 1-0. Stein’s previous shut-out had been a 3-0 affair with 24 saves against the Des Moines Buccaneers on February 15th last season. Stein is the first Black Hawk to win one of the USHL’s weekly awards in 2019/20.

Break out your lederhosen and help the Hawks celebrate "Hawktoberfest" throughout the night! Two-person teams can register for the Bags Tournament which includes 2 game tickets. Fans will have the chance to participate in Stein-Holding, Brat Eating and Keg Barrel Racing contests and drink specials. It's also their first Family-4-Pack Night of the season...get 4 Hy-Vee Brats or Mac & Cheese, 4 soft drinks and 4 game tickets for just $48 (deadline to order is 12 pm on game day). College students - bring your student I.D. and get any seat for just $9.00! Plus, all fans will also receive a complimentary poster schedule. For tickets call the box office at 319-232-3444 or go

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