Jamestown Ironmen goaltender Reid Mimmack has committed to play hockey at Bemidji State University, an NCAA Division I college in Bemidji, Minn.
The Bemidji State Beavers are part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and more than 60 alumni have gone on to play professional hockey, including in the National Hockey League and international professional leagues.
Mimmack, a native of Brainerd, Minn., is having a great season in goal for the Ironmen of the North American Hockey League. He boasts a 12-4 record as a starter while posting a .916 save percentage. Mimmack has one shutout victory, which was the first shutout in the short history of the Ironmen. He has 394 saves thus far with an average of 2.36 goals allowed per game.
"This is very exciting for Reid as well as his teammates and for us as coaches," said Ironmen head coach Dan Diakawa. "It's a great thing when one of our young men can move on to pursue their goals as a hockey player, we are very proud of Reid and the job he is doing on the ice for us this season."
Mimmack will be attending school at Bemidji State in the spring semester beginning in January.
As for the Ironmen, the leaders of the North Division won't play another home game until the Dec. 21 and are slated for six games away from the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in the meantime.
Jamestown will travel to the west coast for a pair of games in California against the Fresno Monsters this weekend. The team will then make its way up the coast to Washington to take on the Wenatchee Wild the following weekend. The Ironmen will round out their road trip with a pair of games in Johnstown before returning home to take on Kalamazoo on Dec. 21 and 22 at JSBA.
There will be a toy collection during the games on Dec. 21 and 22 to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign. Anyone who donates will receive $2 off their ticket to the game.