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Indiana Takes Pivotal Game Three in Clark Cup Final

Friday May 16, 2014

Jason Pawloski made 27 saves while Patrick Newell and Tyler Pham each scored a goal to lead the Indiana Ice to a 4-1 win Game Three of the Clark Cup Final. (photos by Whiteshark Photography and Brandon Anderson)

Clark Cup Final – Game Three

Waterloo Black Hawks 1 @ Indiana Ice 4

(Indiana leads series 2-1)

Four different players scored a goal and Jason Pawloski made 27 saves as the Indiana Ice won Game Three of the Clark Cup Final series against the Waterloo Black Hawks.

Indiana got on the scoreboard first as Tyler Pham netted a goal with just over seven minutes to play in the first period.  It was the first playoff goal for the Indiana captain.  A little more than five minutes later, Patrick Newell made it a 2-0 lead with his second goal of the series and four of the playoffs.  Indiana held Waterloo to just four shots on goal over the first 20 minutes of play.

The teams traded chances in the second period without either breaking through until late in the frame when Mitch Hults streaked down the left side and ripped a shot past Waterloo netminder Cal Petersen.  It was the second goal of the series for Hults.  The Black Hawks would respond shortly after as Patrick Russell got his team on the scoreboard with only 15 seconds remaining in the period, his first of the series and third goal of the playoffs. 

It would be all the closer that Waterloo would get however as Pawloski and the Ice shut them down in the third period.  Scott Conway would close it out with an empty net goal in the final moments, his third goal over the last four playoff games.  It was the seventh win of the playoffs for Pawloski who has posted a 1.38 GAA and .943 SV% in the postseason.  Petersen made 20 saves for Waterloo in the loss.

The teams return to action on Saturday night for Game Four in Indianapolis as the Ice look to win their second Clark Cup title in team history while the Black Hawks look to win and push the series to a deciding fifth game back in Waterloo on Tuesday.

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VIDEO - Jason Pawloski, Indiana Ice goaltender

VIDEO - Patrick Newell, Indiana Ice forward

VIDEO - Tyler Pham, Indiana Ice forward

VIDEO - Jeff Brown, Indiana Ice head coach

 

VIDEO - P.K. O'Handley, Waterloo Black Hawks head coach

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