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Jimmies use big third period to beat Waldorf 7-0

The Jimmies have now outscored Waldorf 74-9 in the series history.

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University of Jamestown's Gage Thompson (16) finds an open net to easily place the puck as he got around Waldorf's Jordan Berschiminsky (31) and Zach Morel (5) on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at John L. Wilson Arena.
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JAMESTOWN — For the first time ever, the University of Jamestown has won a home conference game. The Jimmies scored four third-period goals to get a 7-0 win over Waldorf University on Friday, Oct. 14, at John L. Wilson Arena.

The Jimmies (3-2-0, 2-0-0) opened the scoring with 13:31 to go in the first period when Keaton Cline skated to the middle of the ice and sniped one home to make it 1-0. The Warriors (1-4-1, 1-1-1) had a chance late in the first period when Wade Auger got in on a breakaway and rang one off the crossbar, keeping the Jimmies in the lead.

The Jimmies doubled the lead when Reid Wilson took a shot from the point that was spilled by the Warriors’ goalie Jordan Berschiminsky into the crease where Gage Thompson was there to clean it up with 17:30 to go in the second period. The Jimmies thought they got another one a few minutes later, with the goal song even sounding but the puck was under the right leg of Berschiminsky and frozen to keep it a 2-0 game. The Jimmies kept the pressure up and found a third goal when Morgan Venne came down the left side of the ice and pocketed one over the left shoulder of Berschimnsky to make it 3-0 with 8:05 to go in the period.

In the second period, the Jimmies outshot the Warriors 23-7.

“I think sticking to the gameplan of using our speed and managing pucks and putting them in areas where we can recover pucks,” Jimmies head coach Dean Stork said. “Wayne Gretzky said it best, you gotta shoot to score, you can’t pass off shots, you gotta make sure you're putting pucks to the net and bodies to the net, greasy goals.”

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The Jimmies weren’t done as they added another one when the Jimmies’ Brad Fortin’s shot was dropped by Berschiminsky when one of his defensemen ran into him allowing Jake Huculak to make it 4-0 with 12:54 to go in the game. The Jimmies put the game away with 10:17 to go in the game when Brad Fortin was all alone in front and scored the shorthanded goal to make it 5-0. The Jimmies added two more including another one from Fortin to get the 7-0 win.

“It was good. I had some great passes from my linemates,” Fortin said. “Keaton Cline had a really good pass there from the corner as well as Reid Wilson so it was really nice to score those.”

The two teams rematch at 3:30 on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Wilson Arena.

WU 0, UJ 7

WU: 0 0 0–0

UJ: 1 2 4–7

Scoring plays:

First period:

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UJ: Keaton Cline, 6:29

Second period:

UJ: Gage Thompson, 2:30

UJ: Morgan Venne, 11:53

Third period:

UJ: Jake Huculak, 7:06

UJ: Brad Fortin, 9:43

UJ: Mario Decapite (PP), 11:30

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UJ: Brad Fortin (2), 19:36

Goalie matchup:

WU: Jordan Berschiminsky: 63 shots, 56 saves, seven goals allowed

UJ: Jaysen MacLean: 21 shots, 21 saves, zero goals allowed

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter 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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