Hawks Land Two in Showcase

Drury, Kraws Play for Scouts in Buffalo Forward Jack Drury and goaltender Ben Kraws were among the 42 players chosen Monday by USA Hockey for the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on September 21st in Buffalo. Drury is currently prep

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Affordable Fun at the Rink

Memory is a fickle thing…just ask anyone who has ever heard a “fish story.” The listener who is paying close attention will often notice that with each retelling, the catch gets bigger.  Left unchallenged, some storytelling anglers would eventually

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Paying it Forward

Since 1995 when Young Arena opened, nearly 2 million fans have visited the building for United States Hockey League regular season or playoff games.  The Waterloo Black Hawks have responded on ice by earning a home record at .500 or better in each of the

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Certainty for the Future

The Waterloo Black Hawks’ first game at Young Arena was on January 14, 1995.  Staff from both the team and the rink scrambled to meet the huge crowd.  Many stood behind the west goal, and there, those who were well-prepared observed the B-Y-O-S (Bring

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Hawks Conclude Pact with Waterloo

First Step Toward New Features in Party Town A new Young Arena lease agreement between the Waterloo Black Hawks and the City of Waterloo will lead to immediate investment in the landmark facility, the team said this evening. During Monday evening’s city

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Hlinka Tournament Starts Monday

Black Hawks Well-Represented in Europe The United States opens its schedule at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on Monday featuring three players with ties to the Waterloo Black Hawks. Forward Jack Drury and defenseman Michael Ferrandino both spent the

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Iowa All the Time

The Waterloo Black Hawks introduced a new four-game Iowa Rivalry Mini Pack ticket plan Thursday, focused on the team’s closest opponents. Fans purchasing the $60 package will receive a center ice zone ticket to one game against the Cedar Rapids RoughRid

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Home-And-Home Exhibitions

Hawks Face In-State Foes in September Weekend matchups with the Des Moines Buccaneers and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders will provide Waterloo Black Hawks fans with an early opportunity to watch the 2017/18 squad come together next month. Tuesday, the Hawks

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Sherman Marches to Waterloo

From Hoosiers to Hawks Jon Sherman has been added to the Waterloo Black Hawks staff as hockey operations assistant, the team announced Thursday. He will contribute to the organization’s video analysis, statistics tracking, and player development efforts

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Sixty Games Begin in October

Black Hawks Skate Starting October 7th The complete 2017/18 Waterloo Black Hawks schedule was revealed by the United States Hockey League on Tuesday; the Hawks’ first game will be on the road against the Sioux Falls Stampede Saturday, October 7th. The 6

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Destined for Dubuque Debut

Hawks Home Schedule Begins October 14th Last winter, the Waterloo Black Hawks edged the Dubuque Fighting Saints for hockey supremacy in eastern Iowa by winning the Dupaco Cowbell Cup; the two rivals meet for Waterloo’s 2017/18 home opening game at Young

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Scrimmage and School Supplies

Hawks Prep for 17/18, Help Get Kids Ready for Class The 2017/18 Waterloo Black Hawks will have their first chance to skate at Young Arena near the beginning of August.  Fans can sneak a peek at the team as it forms for the coming season while also doing

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Hawks Make Summer Deal

Swap Players with Storm The Waterloo Black Hawks have completed a trade with the Tri-City Storm, which was announced by the teams on Wednesday. The Hawks have received goaltender Ben Kraws and forward Danny DiGrande in exchange for prospect defenseman Kea

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Sorensen Charges Toward Future

Defenseman Makes College Selection Waterloo Black Hawks’ defenseman Hank Sorensen has committed to play for the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers beginning in the 2018/19 season, the Hawks announced Monday. He joined Waterloo on a fulltime basis

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Fit For a King

Petersen Chooses to Play in LA Three months removed from helping the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to the NCAA’s Frozen Four, former Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Cal Petersen inked a two-year National Hockey League contract with the Los Angeles Kings on

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Two Hawks to August Event

Drury and Ferrandino Will Play for U.S. Two members of the 2016/17 Waterloo Black Hawks will represent the United States during the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and Czech Republic later this summer before taking the ice at Young Arena durin

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Waterloo Black Hawks Summer Update, June 28

Stay informed with the latest on what’s happening in Party Town.  Look for a new edition of the Waterloo Black Hawks Summer Update every few weeks. • Draft Reflection – Four Waterloo Black Hawks were selected during the 2017 NHL Draft.  Shane Bowe

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The Future is Here

Draft Confirms Tomorrow’s NHL Stars Skate in Waterloo Four members of the Waterloo Black Hawks were chosen during the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago on Friday and Saturday. Shane Bowers, Mikey Anderson, Nick Swaney, and Dylan Samberg were each called among t

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Swaney Climbs into Draft

Sensational Sniper Boosts Hawks to Four NHL Picks Forward Nick Swaney vaulted to among the top 140 North American prospects in the final Central Scouting rankings ahead of the 2017 NHL Draft; Saturday was Swaney’s draft day when he was picked by the Min

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Hawks Score Draft Hat Trick

Anderson Goes in 4th Round Early on Day Two of the 2017 National Hockey League Draft, the Los Angeles Kings selected Waterloo Black Hawks veteran defenseman Mikey Anderson in the fourth round with the 103rd overall pick. Anderson joins Shane Bowers and Dy

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Defenseman Selected in 2nd Round

Samberg Finished Season with Waterloo The Winnipeg Jets used a second round pick to select defensemen Dylan Samberg on the second day of the 2017 National Hockey League Draft in Chicago. He was selected with the 43rd overall pick. Samberg is the first Wat

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Bowers a Big-Time Prospect

Goes in First Round to Ottawa Shane Bowers scored during his first appearance for the Waterloo Black Hawks; solid performances in 130 subsequent regular season and playoff games which followed over the next two years helped to make him one of the top draf

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Five Games: Shane Bowers

Draft pundits have been speculating on Shane Bowers’ future, and about where he will be selected in the 2017 NHL Draft, for longer than the two seasons he played for the Black Hawks in Waterloo.  The draft countdown, which was measured in years, is now

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Five Games: Mikey Anderson

When the Black Hawks took the ice in a key penalty-killing situation last season, Mikey Anderson could be anticipated to take one or more important shifts.  Flipping the circumstances, 15 of his 34 points were recorded during Waterloo power plays.  For

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Five Games: Nick Swaney

With only 40 seconds remaining during his first appearance as a Waterloo Black Hawk, Nick Swaney scored his first USHL goal, setting the final score at 7-3 in a decisive home win against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. For many Black Hawks fans, that moment

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Waterloo and the NHL

Hawks Ties Likely to Continue After Already-Remarkable Year The 2016/17 National Hockey League season included several milestones for former Waterloo Black Hawks.  This week’s draft and other NHL activities could include more once-in-a-lifetime memorie

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Waterloo Black Hawks Summer Update, June 7

Stay informed with the latest on what’s happening in Party Town.  Look for a new edition of the Waterloo Black Hawks Summer Update every few weeks. • Chasing the Cup – The Nashville Predators and former Waterloo Black Hawk captain Craig Smith face

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30 Days of Hockey

Prizes to be Awarded Beginning June 1 At first glance, June may not seem like the obvious time to be thinking about hockey, but three annual events arguably make it the sport’s most important month: 1) The Stanley Cup Final 2) The NHL Draft 3) The Water

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Conger Chooses Providence Friars

Growing Presence at Rhode Island College Bailey Conger’s steady regular season and superlative playoff performance have provided the Waterloo Black Hawks forward with the opportunity to join the Providence College Friars this fall. During 2016/17 – hi

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Playoff Promotions & Parking Information

The Waterloo Black Hawks play Game Three and Game Four this weekend at Young Arena during the Western Conference Final series against the Sioux City Musketeers. Good seats are available for both games and can be ordered from the Domino’s Black Hawks Box

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Waterloo Black Hawks Preview

Waterloo Black Hawks Preview is presented by Party Town’s Coors Light Cold Zone. Now a Best-of-Three With a split during the first weekend of the Black Hawks-Musketeers Western Conference Final, the series has essentially become a best-of-three.  Water

Hawks Feel a Draft

Selections Completed on Day Two of League Event The 2017 United States Hockey League Draft was completed on Tuesday; the Waterloo Black Hawks chose 21 players during Phase II who could complete to play for the team next autumn. The Hawks’ first round se

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DRAFT RECAP: Hawks Take Nine Monday

Complete Phase I of the Annual USHL Draft The Waterloo Black Hawks selected nine young prospects during Phase I of the United States Hockey League Draft on Monday evening. The group included six forwards, two defensemen, and one goaltender, each born in 2

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Howard Takes New Post

Accepts Position with NAHL’s Austin Bruins Waterloo Black Hawks assistant coach Steve Howard has been hired as the head coach and general manager of the North American Hockey League’s Austin Bruins ahead of the 2017/18 hockey season. The Michigan nati

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Waterloo Black Hawks Preview

Waterloo Black Hawks Preview is presented by Party Town’s Coors Light Cold Zone. Starting Again with Sioux City The Black Hawks have advanced to a Western Conference Final series against the Sioux City Musketeers.  The two longtime rivals meet after sw

Award-Winning Black Hawks Radio

Broadcasts Honored by IBNA The Iowa Broadcast News Association has recognized live game coverage of Waterloo Black Hawks hockey on 1650 “The Fan” as the top play-by-play programming originating from the state’s large market radio stations. Saturday,

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Round Two Playoff Schedule

Next Hawks Home Game May 5th The Waterloo Black Hawks continue their bid for the 2017 Clark Cup during a Western Conference Finals Series which will begin Friday, April 28th against the Sioux City Musketeers. The Black Hawks’ overcame the Fargo Force du

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Petersen to Play in Worlds

Joins the United States Men’s Team Former Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Cal Petersen is one of the first 15 players named to the United States Men’s National Team which will play in the IIHF World Championships next month in France and Germany, USA

Hawks Among USHL Honorees

Four Win League Recognition Four Waterloo Black Hawks players were selected by United States Hockey League coaches and general managers for recognition on the circuit’s roster of top talent. The All-USHL Teams were announced on Thursday.  Veterans Nick

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Waterloo Black Hawks Preview

Waterloo Black Hawks Preview is presented by Party Town’s Coors Light Cold Zone. Playoffs About to Begin The Black Hawks and Fargo Force meet for Games One and Two of a first round Clark Cup Playoff series at Young Arena on Friday and Saturday.  The be