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Jimmies hockey tie UNLV 3-3

The Jimmies blew a 2-0 lead and gave up a goal to lose in overtime.

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University of Jamestown's Marquez Ginger celebrates with teammates a goal during the team's 11-1 win against Waldorf on Jan. 15 at John L. Wilson Arena. John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun
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The University of Jamestown hockey team struggled to defend a lead and it cost them in a 3-3 tie against the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Jan. 14. The Skating Rebels (17-3) battled back from down two goals in the second period to tie it up and managed to send it to overtime where Paxton Malone got in on goal and slotted it home to get the 4-3 win. Overtime has been the Jimmies (10-7-6) kryptonite this year as they are now 1-5 in games that go to the extra period.

The overtime goal gave Jimmies head coach Dean Stork a sense of deja vu after his team lost in a similar fashion to Grand Canyon on Jan. 12.

"Same identical play they scored," Stork said. "It was the same everything. Honestly, if I had to look at Grand Canyon's overtime loss and look at Vegas' last night it was the same flipping thing."

The Jimmies’ Reid Wilson cleaned up a rebound in front and made it 1-0 midway through the first period. Moments after the goal, the Jimmies went back on the power play. The Rebels’ Jayson Dimizio took a shot from the dot but it was blocked by Greg Susinski to keep the Jimmies up 1-0.

The Jimmies kept the pressure up and Susinski took a shot from the point with traffic in front that went in to put the Jimmies up 2-0. The Jimmies’ Logan Berggren sped into the zone with the stick on his puck and was pushed into Hickson. Late in the second period, the Rebels got in the zone and Brandon Manning backhanded a puck over goalie Tyson Brouwer’s shoulder and into the net to make it 2-1. The Rebels’ Max Johnson cleaned up a rebound in front to tie the game up less than a minute after the first goal.

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Early in the third, the Jimmies’ Mario DeCapite cleaned up a rebound in front and burned the twine to make it 3-2. Berggren got in on a breakaway but the goalie, Zach Wickson was up to the task. The Rebels picked up a turnover in their offensive zone and Ezekiel Estrada tried to poke home the rebound but Brouwer sprawled out and saved the Jimmies lead. The Rebels’ Bradley Golant picked up a puck at the faceoff dot and sniped one glove side to tie the game up at 3 with just over six minutes to go in the third period.

The two teams rematch each other at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15.

UJ 3, UNLV 4

UJ: 1 1 1 0–3

UNLV: 0 2 1 1–4

Scoring:

First period:

UJ: Reid Wilson, 14:04

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Second period:

UJ: Greg Susinski, 11:19

UNLV: Brandon Manning, 17:01

UNLV: Max Johnson, 17:32

Third period: UJ: Mario DeCapite, 2:11

UNLV: Bradley Golant, 13:38

Overtime:

UNLV: Paxton Malone, 1:03

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Saves leaders:

UJ: Tyson Brouwer, 41

UNLV: Zach Wickson, 33

Shots:

UJ: 45

UNLV: 36

Hello,
My name is Max O'Neill. I am the Sports Lead at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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