North American Juniors Game Night: 4-16-12

USHL

(W6) Tri-City Storm 4 @ (W3) Waterloo Black Hawks 6
USHL First Round – Waterloo leads best of 3 series 1-0

G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 20 saves on 26 shots
Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 6.37 GAA, .769 sv%
Season Totals (with Tri-City): 34 GP, 16-17-1-1, 2.91 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

Ouch. Wilcox got four goals of offensive support against third-seeded Waterloo, but despite being one of the best goaltenders in the league during the year he couldn’t stop the Black Hawks from breaking open a close game in the second period. The Storm entered the middle frame tied 2-2, but Waterloo beat Wilcox three more times before the third period began. They’d add a sixth goal early in the third for a 6-2 lead before Tri-City scored a couple late goals. Wilcox played only about 90 minutes of action last year in the playoffs for Green Bay on their way to a championship. Game 2 is Tuesday at Waterloo and Wednesday the same if necessary.