The University of Jamestown hockey team scored seven unanswered goals Saturday in a 9-2 win over Williston State College, salvaging a split of the weekend series between the Jimmies and Tetons.
Friday night, the Jimmies fell behind 3-1 on the way to a 4-2 loss.
The Tetons got on the board with a power play goal by Wade Auger at 10:39 of the second period. Bryson Yee (JR/Calgary, Alberta) equalized with a power play goal of his own, assisted by Michael Pruss (JR/Red Deer, Alberta) and Allan Pruss (JR/Red Deer, Alberta), at 14:05.
Garrett Freeman and Ryan Gruszka scored at 5:46 and 10:39 of the third, respectively, to put the home team ahead 3-1. Carter Johnson(FR/Meeteetse, Wyo.), from Cayle Bell (JR/Fort St. John, British Columbia), brought UJ within a goal at 16:03, but Freeman’s empty net goal at 19:45 clinched the victory.
Jamestown was 1 of 5 on the power play while Williston State was 1 of 6.
UJ responded with five goals in the second and two more in the third to cruise to a 9-2 win.
Dylan Haney (SO/Brandon, Manitoba) scored twice, and Chavez-Leech added another as the Jimmies also got goals from Cole Sonstebo(SR/Fergus Falls, Minn. ), Bryan Kromm (JR/Stockton, Calif.), Jason Richter (JR/Cranbrook, British Columbia), and Allan Pruss.
Trevor Okino (JR/Richmond, British Columbia), Destin Robinson (JR/Ponoka, Alberta), Michael Pruss, Cole McKechney (JR/Calgary, Alberta), Josh Stephens (FR/Bayreuth, Germany), and Richter all had two assists while Haney, Bryson Yee, and Allan Pruss also tallied helpers.
Tyson Brouwer (JR/Lethbridge, Alberta) had 30 saves on 32 shots. Jamestown was unsuccessful on five power play opportunities while Williston State was 1 of 6.
Jamestown plays a home-and-home series next weekend against Minot State. Friday the teams play in Minot with the return game Saturday in Jamestown.
Jamestown Athletics contributed to this story