From Jamestown Sun
By Maxwell O’Neill
Overtime is again the University of Jamestown’s kryptonite as they tied Colorado State University 4-4 before falling in the extra period. The tie sees the Jimmies go to 4-4-3 overall. The tie sees the Rams go to 2-4-1 overall.
After a scoreless first period, the teams exploded in the second period, with five goals being scored. The Rams opened the scoring with 18:27 to go, Greyson North took advantage of a poor Jimmies clearance and sniped the puck home into the top right hand corner. With just under 10 minutes to go, the Rams would double their lead when John Tower stuffed home a rebound on a scramble in front, making the game 2-0. The Jimmies’ Jason Richter would make it a one goal game with 9:29 to go in the second period, when he took a pass and put it in the far side of the net to make the game 2-1. With 7:02 remaining in the second, the Rams would extend their lead back out to two goals when Jackson Birdsall threw one on net from an awkward angle that found its way past the Jimmies goalie, Jaysen Maclean.
Tristan Maestas extended the Rams lead to 4-1 heading into the second intermission when Maclean lost his stick on a play in front and Maestas’ shot went glove side from the right dot.
The Jimmies would not go down that easy though, as with 13:36 to go in the third period, Reid Wilson continued his torrid start to the season when he was left all alone right on the doorstep and made the game 4-2. With 5:06 to go in the third period, the Jimmies brought it to a one goal game when Logan Berggren picked up a backdoor pass on the edge of the crease and put it into the empty net to make it a 4-3 game.
The Jimmies would complete the comeback with 57.4 seconds left as Greg Susinski unleashed a slapshot from the point that found its way through traffic and past the glove of the Rams’ goalie, Sam Simon.
The Rams would win the game in overtime when with 1:58 to go, Kyle Nelson got past a sliding Jimmie and put it past Maclean to give the Rams the 5-4 win. Jimmies head coach Dean Stork was not satisfied with his team’s defensive effort in this game, including the overtime winner. This is also the Jimmies third overtime loss this season.
“It’s just the details, we don’t pay attention to the details,” Stork said. “Do you remember the goal against? One of our forwards swung right by the puck, didn’t stop on it, swung right past it. They picked it up, shot, goal.”
After the game, Susinski sat on the bench by himself looking at the Rams celebrating on the Jimmies’ home ice.
“We had one like this to Bottineau. We just can’t get wins right now,” Susinski said. “We’ve gotta figure it out pretty quick here.”
The two teams have an immediate rematch at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 from John L. Wilson Arena. The rematch will see the return of Jimmies starting goalie, Tyson Brouwer, who has missed the last three games after visiting his family in Canada and then having F1 visa issues at the border upon attempting to return.
(Originally published at https://www.jamestownsun.com/sports/7261497-Jimmies-hockey-falls-in-overtime-5-4-to-Colorado-State)