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Indiana bounces Black Hawks from playoffs 6-3

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The Indiana Ice bounced the Waterloo Black Hawks from the USHL Clark Cup playoffs with a 6-3 win Friday in Game Two of the best-of-three series.

The Ice scored two goals in less than two minutes near the end of the opening period. A turnover and good puck movement set up a goal at 16:52 for Sean Kuraly. A minute and 36 seconds later, Brian Ferlin pulled a puck off the leftwing boards and slung it across the slot to Alex Barron who crept to the net and banged in a chance.

The Hawks remained within two at the end of the second period, in spite of two Indiana goals during a five minute major power play. Blake Coleman and David Johnstone scored at 13:34 and 14:50 respectively. Waterloo had opened the period with a goal from Aaron Pearce at 2:57 after Tyson Fulton pulled a puck out of the rightwing corner. Fulton had a hand in a power play goal which cut into the deficit at 16:04. Tyler Zepeda was left with an open side and flipped in Fulton's feed.

The Ice would cap the game with two insurance goals in the third as the Black Hawks sent a line of players to the penalty box. Dan Cesarz scored at even strength 2:24 into the final frame, then Daniil Tarasov added a power play tally at 15:11. Jacob MacDonald found the net in between at 13:34. Waterloo was shorthanded five times in the final 20 minutes.

The series loss ends the Black Hawks season after a 24-29-7 campaign and a 4-0 defeat in Game One Thursday. Waterloo's appearance during the 2011 Clark Cup playoffs was their eighth in the last nine years.

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