The University of Jamestown hockey team looks to get back in the win column when they host Dakota College at Bottineau at Wilson Arena. The puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. The Jimmies come into this game as the No. 13 team in the country.
The Jimmies are coming off a 2-1 loss to Liberty on Oct. 19 that dropped their record to 3-4-1 overall this season. The Lumberjacks are trying to rebound from a 5-4 overtime loss to Waldorf on Oct. 17 that sees them come in at 1-0-1 on the season.
The Jimmies and the Lumberjacks have played four times in the series history, with the Jimmies owning a 3-1 record. The last time these two teams played was earlier this year on Feb. 21, when the Jimmies beat the Jacks 9-0.
This season, the Jimmies have a tie for the team lead in points as Greg Susinski and Jason Richter both have six. Richter and Susinski are tied with Andrew Clark for the team lead in goals with three. Reid Wilson leads the team in assists this year with five. In between the pipes, the Jimmies are led by Tyson Brouwer’s 2.76 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.
The Jacks are led this year by Ryan Patterson’s five points and three goals. Patterson is also tied with Zane McDonald for the team lead in assists with two. In net, the Jacks are led by Matt Trulsen’s 2.98 goals-against average and .889 save percentage.
The Jimmies will be looking to improve upon a power play that has scored on 18.9% of chances this year, which is 36th in the nation. This season, the Lumberjacks have given up goals on two of their eight penalty kills this year, for 25%.
The Jimmies strategy in this game is a very simple one, as head coach Dean Stork wants his team to play the game with the intention to win it.