FRESNO, Calif. - The Jamestown Ironmen came away with a pair of victories on the road against the Fresno Monsters this past weekend in North American Hockey League action.
After a three-game losing skid, the Ironmen got back on track with a tight, 4-3 victory on Friday evening and a 4-0 shutout win on Saturday over the Monsters.
Jamestown outshot Fresno, 27-10 throughout the first two periods on Friday night and scored all four of their goals before the third period even started.
Nicholas Sierra led the Ironmen by scoring what would be the game deciding goal and adding two assists.
Jamestown also received goals from Nathan Ropelewski, Ryan Urso and a short-handed score by Tyler Dunagan.
Assists came from Brett Szajner, Dylan Zink, Ross Pavek and Victor Johansson as the Ironmen held on for a 4-3 victory.
Reid Mimmack earned the win in goal for Jamestown with 15 saves on the night.
Ross Pavek led the way for the Ironmen on Saturday night with a goal and two assists. Luc Gerdes added a goal and an assist while Matthew Crockett and Nicholas Sierra each chipped in with goals of their own.
Assists also came from Urso, Dunagan, Zink and Joe Mottiqua while Jamestown outshot Fresno, 25-20 on what was a complete effort from the Ironmen.
Mimmack recorded his second shutout victory of the season; only the second in Ironmen history to improve his record to 14-4 overall.
The Ironmen have experienced their fair share of struggles with the penalty kill recently, yet held Fresno to 1 for 9 on their power play throughout the two-game series. Jamestown also managed to score a short-handed goal of their own and went two for seven with a one-man advantage.
Jamestown improved their record to 18-6-2 and earned four points on the weekend, gaining a three-point lead in the NAHL North Division.
The Ironmen will continue on their road trip as they travel up the west coast to Wenatchee, Wash., for a pair of games against the Wild (17-3-2) on Friday and Saturday.