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JIMMIES NOTCH NINE TO SPLIT WITH TETONS

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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.

David Anderson (JR/Santa Clarita, Calif.) started and played the first 30:32 in goal, stopping 16 shots. Dylan Ossachuk (FR/Fort Frances, Ontario) played the remaning 29:28 and had 13 saves.

Jamestown was 1 of 5 on the power play while Williston State was 1 of 6.

Tyler Chavez-Leech (SO/Red Deer, Alberta) and Carter Johnson gave Jamestown an early 2-0 lead Saturday, but the Tetons tallied back-to-back goals to draw level at 2:42 of the second period.

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 PrussCole 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

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