Trailing 1-0 just over six minutes into the second period, the Jimmie hockey team scored four unanswered goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over #1 Minot State Friday at Wilson Arena.
The win was the 20th of the season for Jamestown, competing in their first season in ACHA Division I. UJ was 0-5-1 against the Beavers entering Friday's contest and finally able to pick up a win against their in-state rival.
The Jimmies also extended their unbeaten streak to 10 games, playing to a 8-0-2 record over that span. UJ's last loss in regulation came on December 9 in Jamestown, when Minot State won by a 4-0 score.
Robby Moar got the visitors on the board at the 6:16 mark of the second period with assists by Craig Fournier and Dylan Gejdos.
UJ tied the game on a Cole McKechney (FR/Calgary, Alberta) power play goal, his seventh goal of the season, at 10:10 of the second. Allan Pruss (FR/Red Deer, Alberta) and Brandon Schaber (FR/Kelowna, British Columbia) helped set up the score.
Three minutes and 32 seconds later, Trevor Okino (FR/Richmond, British Columbia) scored his third on the year to break the tie, making it 2-1 Jimmies with assists from McKechney and Cole Sonstebo (JR/Fergus Falls, Minn.).
Allan Pruss' eighth goal closed out the scoring at the 16:04 mark of the second, with Sonstebo again getting an assist.
Cole Zimmerman (FR/Lone Butte, British Columbia) tallied for the 10th time this season and put the exclamation point on the win, with an unassisted power play goal coming at the 10:07 mark of the third.
Jamestown also had two goals disallowed, or else the score could have been 6-1. On the first,the officials determined the Minot State net was off its moorings before the puck crossed the goal line, and on the second, it was ruled that a Jimmie player played the puck with a high stick before putting it in the net.
Minot State held a 37-33 advantage in shots, but Tyson Brouwer (FR/Lethbridge, Alberta) was able to turn away 36 of them in one of his best performances this season. The Beavers' Josh Bykowski had 29 saves, and looked as if he took a knock as a result of a pileup in front of the net on Okino's goal.
UJ converted 2 of 4 power play opportunities and successfully killed off three minor penalties.
The Jimmies finish their inaugural season at Minot on Saturday. Faceoff is set for 5:00 p.m. CST.