Jimmies wax the floor with Waldorf 7-0
The Jimmies have now scored 18 goals in a two-game stretch for the fourth time in program history.
The University of Jamestown hockey team’s hot start to the second semester continued as they dispatched of Waldorf University 7-0 on Jan. 8. The Jimmies’ (10-7-4) 18 goals in the last two games is tied for the second-most they’ve scored in a two-game stretch in program history with wins over Utah and Illinois from Oct 11-Oct. 12, 2018, and their output in wins over Williston from Jan.6-Jan.7,2018. The Warriors (7-14) have not scored more than one goal since they won 4-3 over Midland on Dec. 3, 2021.
With 14:31 to go in the first period, the Jimmies won a faceoff in their offensive zone. Moments after that faceoff win, the Jimmies went on the power play and proceeded to spend the next 39 seconds cycling the puck, looking for an open man. They were rewarded as Gage Thompson found Cole Haukaas who sniped one past the goalie, Jack Walsh to make it 1-0 in favor of the Jimmies with 13:28 to go in the opening period. After the goal, it appeared that Jimmies captain Jason Richter picked up the puck for the freshman to celebrate his first collegiate goal. 14 seconds later, the Jimmies' Keaton Cline got sprung on a breakaway and buried it to make it 2-0.
The Jimmies would pick up right where they left off in the second period as with 15:07 to go in the second, Morgan Venne and Marquez Ginger got in on a two-on-0, and Venne gave it to Ginger who slotted it home to make it 3-0 in favor of the Jimmies. Later in the period, the Jimmies’ Mario Decapite undressed his defender and backhanded it past Walsh to make it 4-0. With 8:08 to go in the period, Reid Wilson dug a puck off the boards and fired it to Jason Richter who one-timed the puck into the upper right-hand corner of the net as he was falling to the ice to make it 5-0.
With 9:16 to go in the third period, the Jimmies’ Jake Huculak picked up a neutral zone turnover and fed Jordon Kromm who slotted it home stick side to make it 6-0. The Jimmies were not finished, as they added another one for good measure with Logan Berggren being the beneficiary, as with 2:07 to go, the Jimmies won an offensive zone faceoff and the sophomore skated to the front of the net and went tape to twine to make it 7-0.
The Jimmies are back in action at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, when they go to Grand Canyon. The Warriors return to the ice at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, when they go to Dakota College at Bottineau.
WU 0, UJ 7
WU: 0 0 0–0
UJ: 2 3 2—7
UJ: Cole Haukaas, 6:32
UJ: Keaton Cline, 6:51
UJ: Marquez Ginger, 4:53
UJ: Mario Decapite, 8:26
UJ: Jason Richter, 11:52
UJ: Jordon Kromm, 10:44
UJ: Logan Berggren, 17:55
WU: Jack Walsh, 38
UJ: Tyson Brouwer, 29
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