Minot State hockey squeaks past Jamestown

Garrick Hodge/MDN Minot State’s Craig Fournier (10) takes a shot during a college hockey game Friday at Maysa Arena.

For the second straight night, the No. 2 Minot State hockey team won a tightly contested affair against in-state rival, No. 14 Jamestown.

The Beavers bested Jamestown 1-0 on Thursday in Jamestown, then took down the Jimmies 3-1 Friday at Maysa Arena.

After a scoreless first period, the Jimmies scored on a power play goal early in the second period to take a 1-0 lead. Lyndon Lipinski answered for MSU with a power play goal of his own to tie the game with 4:01 remaining in the second period.

In the final minute of the second period, MSU’s Shain Scheschuk put a puck top shelf for the go-ahead goal with 42 seconds left in the period.

Robby Moar sealed the victory for the Beavers with an empty-net goal with 1:11 left in the game.

The Beavers (4-0) are back in action at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 against Williston State at Maysa Arena.