Bucs Net First Post-Break Win
December 30th, 2021
The Buccaneers came back from break hot to pull out a win against the RoughRiders at home. Chase Ramsay wasted no time getting his first goal of the season last night just 2:15 into the first period. A few penalties were exchanged, but neither team capitalized. Sully Scholle rounded out the period with another Bucs goal to put the home team up 2-0 going into the second period. Des Moines led shots-on-goal with 11 to Cedar Rapids’ five.
A Buccaneers penalty within the first two minutes of the second period gave the RoughRiders the man advantage. With just over a minute left in the power play, Cedar Rapids put themselves on the board. A short-handed RoughRiders goal tied the game halfway through the second. Pointe-Claire, Canada native, Dovar Tinling, put the Bucs up by one again with his first USHL goal in his first game of the season. Killian Kiecker-Olson put his ninth goal of the season in the back of the net 12 seconds later. With less than one minute in the period and less than two minutes after the previous two goals, Tinling added another one to the Bucs lead. The second period ended 5-2 with Des Moines on top. The Bucs ended the period with ten shots-on-goal, Cedar Rapids had 11 shots-on-goal.
Both teams battled through the third period with no goals until a roughing penalty on the RoughRiders put the Bucs on a power play. With assists from Mitchell Wolfe and Scout Truman, Tiernan Shoudy got his fifth goal of the season in his first game back since getting off the IR. To round the night of firsts off, with 30 seconds left to play, Fyodor Nikolayenya all but sealed the Des Moines win with his first USHL goal. Cedar Rapids’ Wisdom scored one last goal to bring the Bucs lead back to two. Buccaneers win at home 7-3. Des Moines had five shots-on-goal in the third period, Cedar Rapids had seven. Lucas Szyszka had 20 saves on 23 shots-on-goal.
The Buccaneers are back at home January 7th to take on the Tri-City Storm and January 8th vs the Omaha Lancers.