Wilson's two goals powers Jimmies over Waldorf 4-2
The Jimmies used two third period goals to hold on against the Warriors.
Reid Wilson came into this game with two goals on the season. The sophomore is leaving this game with four goals, as he lit the lamp twice to power the No. 10 University of Jamestown hockey team to a 4-2 win over Waldorf University. The Jimmies (7-6-3) dominated the shots in this game peppering Nelson Schiiler with 40 shots, compared to the Warriors’ (6-11) 28 shots on goal.
Midway through the first period, after a whistle, the Jimmies Jason Richter got into it with the Warriors’ Tristan Klewsaat after Richter took a shot at Schiiler after the stoppage in play. The Warriors’ Jacob Lindblom was left wide open at the top of the faceoff circle and sniped one past Tyson Brouwer to give the Warriors the 1-0 lead with 6:18 to go in the first period.
With 17:51 to go in the second period, the Jimmies Greg Susinski took a shot from the point that bounced off a few skates in front and found its way past Schiiler to tie the game up at one. The last skate it hit off of was Reid Wilson’s for his first goal of the game. Off a rebound in front, the Jimmies Logan Berggren attempted a wrap-around but found Marquez Ginger who fired it glove side to give the Jimmies the 2-1 lead with 9:40 to go in the second period.
Two minutes into the third period, as the Jimmies five on three ended, the Jimmies' Jake Huculak got left all alone in front and fired one past Schiiler to make the game 3-1. With 13:16 to go, the teams came together after a Warriors penalty and the Jimmies went on another five on three, with Michael Heikamp getting 12 minutes of penalties on the play. On the man advantage, Wilson got his second of the night, when he took a one-timer and fired it past Schiiler to put the Jimmies up 4-1. The Warriors responded with a quick zone entry down the right side of the zone where Ryan Stokes sniped the puck past Brouwer with 12:24 to go to make it a 4-2 game in favor of the Jimmies. With 17.5 seconds to go in the third and a stoppage of play, Schiller looked to his bench asking if he should come out but they said no.
The Jimmies physical play led to those two third period goals, which made Stork proud.
“Very proud, because they stuck to the game plan on being physical in the first and the second and then they wear them down in the third,” Stork said. “Things started opening up, we had seam passes, we were pounding one-timers, that first and second period if you could be grind, grind, physical, physical. We still need to execute a little bit better on some passes, at the end there, holy smokes.”
This was Wilson’s first two goal game since he scored twice against Dakota College at Bottineau earlier this year on Feb. 21.
“It felt really good. Yesterday was kind of tough, we didn’t get the outcome we wanted even though we won,” Wilson said. “Today we were hitting more and our offensive production was a lot better and so it definitely felt good to get those goals.”
The Jimmies have one practice before Thanksgiving and then the team hits the ice again at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the University of Mary.
“We got a lot of injured players, so that buys us a week to hopefully get some guys injured like a Morgan Venne, he’s slowly coming back in, this was his first two games back after an injury,” Stork said. “Marquez Ginger, this was his first two games after an injury, so we hope that they stay active ...We might have an optional skate maybe on a Wednesday, have the guys come out, work on some things and then give them the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, practice on Sunday.”
WU 2, UJ 4
WU: 1 0 1---2
UJ: 0 2 2---4
WU: Jacob Lindblom, 13:42
UJ: Reid Wilson, 2:09
UJ: Marquez Ginger, 10:14
UJ: Jake Huculak, 1:28
UJ: Wilson, 7:11
WU: Ryan Stokes, 7:36
Shots on goal:
WU: Nelson Schiiler, 36
UJ: Tyson Brouwer, 26