SIOUX CITY | Waterloo jumped to a 4-0 lead through two periods and went on to cruise past Sioux City in a United States Hockey League game played at the Tyson Events Center Friday.
The Blackhawks gained a measure of revenge for losing in the Western Division finals last spring, scoring twice in each of the first two periods.
Two of the Waterloo goals came on the power play with Minnesota State signee Dylan Mills scoring his first of the year 5:48 into the game while Sioux City's Carl Ehrnberg was off for cross checking.
Hunter Lellig, a native of Waterloo, also got his first goal of the season on an unassisted effort with 6:35 left in the first period to give the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead.
Hank Sorensen's power play score at 3:56 of the middle period while Keegan Mantaro was off for boarding gave Waterloo a 3-0 lead and Ethan Johnson's goal at 15:16 made it 4-0.
Sioux City coach Luke Strand chose to life starting goalie Matt Jurusik after allowing the fourth goal and Ben Kraws played in net the rest of the way and stopped all eight shots he faced.
The Musketeers used a five-on-three power play to get on to break the shut out with 3:59 left in regulation when Sampo Ranta found the back of the net for his third goal of the year off assists from Martin Pospisil and Matt Fawcett.
Sioux City (2-2) is back at home tonight taking on Des Moines.