MSU men’s hockey drops close 3-2 contest to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Add another chapter to the storied rivalry between the Minot State and Jamestown men’s hockey programs.

On Saturday night, Jamestown earned a 3-2 victory over MSU. The game was tied 2-2 in the third period, but Jamestown’s Cayle Bell scored a go-ahead goal on a power play.

Jordan Popoff started Jamestown’s scoring in the first period, but MSU’s Eric Soar countered with a goal less than a minute later. Drew Carter assisted on Soar’s goal.

With the score knotted at 1-1 in the second period, Bryan Kromm found the back of the net. After receiving an assist from Soar, Johl Swedlo tied the action at 2-2.

Bryan Kromm and Carter Johnson assisted on Bell’s power-play goal. Of the game’s 14 total penalties, 13 were assessed in the final two frames.

MSU recorded 28 shots on goal, while Jamestown tallied 27.

The Beavers will travel to Dakota College at Bottineau for a 7:30 p.m. tilt on Friday.

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