The injuries finally caught up to the Jamestown Ironmen in a 7-3 home loss to the Kalamazoo Junior K-Wings. The effort was evident, but the result was not favorable for Jamestown.
The Wings picked up on Saturday where they left off on Friday night. Chris Leone gave the Wings an early 1-0 lead on a wrist shot that found its way through traffic after a faceoff win by Brock Raffealle.
It looked like Jamestown might escape the first period trailing by only 1-0, but Alex Brooks beat Gladnick on what looked like a replay of the goal by Leone. The goal came with only 23 seconds left in the period.
Kalamazoo added to their lead just 36 seconds into the second period on a nice play by Raffealle for his seventh goal of the season. The Ironmen would finally get on the board with a power-play goal from Jeff McFarland with 13:13 left in the second period.
Jamestown seemed to gain life from its power-play goal, but this was not going to be its night. Kalamazoo scored another quick goal and would later add a fifth goal on a two-man advantage.
The Jamestown power play would get them a bit closer before the period ended on a nice play by newcomer Blake Kelly. Kelly took the puck away in the corner and lifted a shot over the shoulder of Kenneth Maclean.
Kelly scored his second of the night on a deflection in the third period, but it wasn't enough for the Ironmen.
Jamestown will head on the road next weekend as it will take on the Port Huron Fighting Falcons on Friday night. The next home game will be Friday Feb. 17 when the Janesville Jets make their first-ever visit to Jamestown.