Rough road trip to North Dakota
The Illini suffered three losses over the long weekend trip
Sunday, October 14, 2018 / 8:38am
Credit: Author - Illini Hockey

After a 14 hour trip to Minot and an overtime loss to the Beavers of Minot State, the Illini traveled an hour and half to Jamestown for a pair of games against the University of Jamestown Jimmies.

On Friday night the Illini found out they were in for a tough challenge early as the Jimmies scored the first goal of the game just 17 seconds after the opening face-off. Jamestown's Dylan Haney picked up the unassisted goal with a shot past Illini goaltender Jake Barnhart. The next goal wouldn't come until six minutes into the second period as the Illini's Charley Salk found the back of the Jimmie's net to tie the game at 1-1. The Jimmies responded just over two minutes later as Cameron Todd gave Jamestown the lead once again. As the period wound down Illini John Moskaluk evened the score once again with 72 seconds left in the second period. Just 42 seconds later the Jimmies would take the lead once again as Allan Pruss put a shot past Barnhart. There were no goals during the third period, giving the Jimmies the 3-2 win over the Illini.

Saturday's game was another back and forth game, this time with the Illini putting the first goal on the board. Just over six minutes into the first period Luke Forfar put a shot past the Jimmie's Tyson Brouwer making it a 1-0 game. Two minutes later Jamestown responded tying the game at 1-1 off of a shot by Dylan Hanley. The next goal wouldn't come until halfway through the second period as Stephen Quinn gave the Illini the lead once again. Sixteen minutes into the second period the Jimmie's Trevor Okino leveled the game at 2-2. The remainder of the second and the entire third period would tick by without another goal, sending the game into overtime. It appeared that the game was going to be headed to a shootout, but with just over 1 second left in the five minute OT period, Jamestown's Cameron Todd put a shot past Barnhart giving the Jimmie's the win and the sweep over the Illini.

The Illini head back home with a record of 4-1-2-0 to face 7th ranked Central Oklahoma for a pair of games on the Big Pond.