Goals were plenty Friday night at John L. Wilson Arena. Unfortunately for the University of Jamestown hockey team, they found themselves on the wrong end of an 8-4 scoreline against Midland (Neb.) University.
The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 7 p.m.
Ryan Donovan opened the scoring for Midland at 8:34 of the first, assisted by Luke Sanko and Ondrej Blaha. UJ tied the game at 14:04 of the first on a power play goal by Michael Heitkamp, his first as a Jimmie. He was assisted by Andrew Clark and Jake Huculak.
Luke Sanko broke the tie at 15:09, setting off a flurry of Warrior goals. Fletcher Chun found the back of the net at the 16:44 mark to make it 3-1, then Sanko struck again at 17:13 for a 4-1 lead.
Jamestown countered with two goals inside the first 10:12 of period two. Reid Wilson notched a power play goal at 3:45, set up by Greg Susinski, and Jordon Kromm tallied UJ's third goal at 10:12 from Tyler Chavez-Leech and Gage Thompson.
Midland made it a two-goal game just 26 seconds later as Ben Bergman scored on assists by Zach Eddington and Donovan.
The Warriors broke the game open in the third period, taking a 7-3 lead on goals by Blaha at 12:13 and Donovan at 15:06.
Logan Berggren scored an unassisted goal at 15:28, but that would be the final Jimmie goal of the night. Kolten Wright's penalty shot at 19:38 rounded out the Midland scoring.
Jamestown was whistled for 12 minor penalties and three misconducts, resulting in 10 power play opportunities for Midland, which found success three times with the man advantage. The Warriors committed eight minors and one misconduct, and the Jimmies were 2 for 7 on the power play.
Both goaltenders saw plenty of action. Midland's Jaden Gardner made 51 saves while UJ's Tyson Brouwer stopped 44 shots.
The Jimmies' record now stands at 11-8-4 overall and 2-5-2 at home.