AMES — The Mohawk Hockey Club lost its opening round game of the Midwest High School Hockey League Tournament Friday, 4-0 to the Des Moines Capitals.

The Capitals' Joe Krueger finished with a hat trick, scoring one goal in each of the three periods. Blake Ramsey sealed the game for the Capitals with a goal in the third period, assisted by Krueger.

Parker Dondlinger stopped 20 of the 24 shots he faced in goal for the Mohawks, who face Omaha in the consolation semifinals Saturday. A win means the Mohawks have a shot to finish fifth and a loss eliminates them from the tournament.