Jamestown goaltender Reid Mimmack made yet another great save with only 1.5 seconds left in regulation as the Jamestown Ironmen held off the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, 3-2, Saturday in North American Hockey League action at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
Mimmack was picked up in the offseason through trade and had a great outing, finishing with 32 saves in his first start in front of the hometown crowd.
"Mimmack played an amazing game and was a huge part of this victory for us," explained Ironmen head coach and general manager, Dan Daikawa.
Jamestown goalie Reid Mimmack blocks the shot of Port Huron’s Rick DeRosa in Saturday’s North American Hockey League game. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle
After Jamestown (4-1-1) suffered a tight, 3-2 overtime loss on Friday night to the Fighting Falcons, Saturday's competition was another scrappy, hard fought game.
"We were playing catch up in Friday's game,'' Daikawa said. ''Tonight, we were fortunate to grab a lead in this game, and were able to hang on, barely."
The teams traded goals in the first period and Jamestown's Daniel Cesarz netted his first goal of the season with 4:37 to go in the second period to give the Ironmen a 2-1 lead.
Jamestown never looked back as Evan Ritt added his second goal of the game early in the third to build a two-goal lead over the Fighting Falcons.
Port Huron (6-2) struck to bring the score to within one with 4:52 left in regulation, but it was a case of too little, too late for the defending NAHL North Division champions.
Ritt tallied up the first two goals of his NAHL career and added one assist, being named the first star of the game.
The Ironmen will travel north to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, next weekend for a two-game set with the Soo Eagles on Friday and Saturday.