Matt Leitner continued his hot streak with his fifth straight multi-point game, but it wasn't enough as the Blackhawks defeated the Force 7-3 in USHL action. J.T. Brown had two goals and two assists for the Hawks. Ryan Holfeld started his first USHL game for Fargo and stopped 22 of 28 Waterloo shots (seventh goal was an empty net goal). Waterloo goalie C.J. Motte stymied the Force offense with 39 saves on 42 Fargo shots.