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Jimmies look to win four in a row vs. Liberty

Jimmies take on Liberty for the first time in program history.

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The University of Jamestown hockey team looks to continue their winning ways when they welcome No. 3 Liberty University to John L. Wilson Arena. The game between the No. 13 Jimmies and the Flames is set for a 7 p.m. puck drop on Oct. 18.

The Jimmies come into this game off the back of taking three out of four from Midland University. The Flames come into this game having been swept by Minot State in a weekend series.

The Jimmies come into this game with a 3-2-1 overall record. The Flames have a 6-1 overall record this season.

The Jimmies are looking to win four consecutive games for the first time since earlier this year in January. The Flames are looking to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since they lost six in a row from Oct. 23-Nov.7, 2015.

The expectation within the Jimmies program is that the game against Liberty will be just as physical as the games against Midland where the two teams combined for 72 penalty minutes in the recent weekend series.

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“I think so, yeah. I think it will be fighting for the ice,” Jimmies head coach Dean Stork said.

The Jimmies will be relying on the hot hand of goalie Tyson Brouwer in this game who in the sweep of Midland allowed one goal on 56 shots. So far this season, Brouwer has a 3.01 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. On the other end of the ice, the Jimmies have a tie for most points on the team between Jason Richter and Greg Susinski with six. The two players are also leading the team in goals this season, with three. Redi Wilson leads the team in assists with four.

The Flames have a tie for the team lead in points and assists between Matthew Bartel and Jackson Vercellono. Those two players are also in a six-way tie for most goals on the team, with one, alongside Kam Ottenbreit, Matthew Berenzowski, Jason Foltz and Brett Gammer.

This is the first time these two teams have ever played against each other. The Flames are the only opponent on the Jimmies schedule this year that the Jimmies haven’t played before this season.

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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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