The Jamestown Ironmen suffered a pair of losses on the road last weekend against the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild in North American Hockey League action.
The Ironmen hung tough Friday night as the game was scoreless through two periods of play. Wenatchee (19-3-2) took over in the final period of regulation, scoring three goals and finishing with a 3-0 victory.
Each club was 0-2 on the power play, Jamestown was outshot, 39-17 and Tim Shaughnessy walked away with the loss in goal for the Ironmen despite making 36 saves.
Game two on Saturday night started out the same way with a scoreless first period. The Wild opened up the scoring in the second period, but Jamestown answered by piling up three goals of its own and took a 3-1 lead into third period.
Nico Sierra led the surge with a goal and an assist while Dylan Zink and Victor Johansson accounted for the other two scores. Assists went to Luc Gerdes and Tyler Dunagan.
Nathan Ropelewski added a goal for the Ironmen 7:51 into the third period and the Ironmen held a commanding 4-2 lead heading into the final minute of play. Wenatchee then proceeded to score a power play goal with 29 seconds left in the game.
The Wild then pulled their goalie and scored the tying goal with an extra attacker only 12 seconds later to push the contest to overtime.
After a scoreless 4-on-4 overtime, the teams entered into an 11-round, marathon shootout which saw Wenatchee edge out the Ironmen by one goal.
The Wild escaped with a 5-4 shootout victory while the Ironmen walked away with one point as a consolation.
Reid Mimmack suffered the loss in goal for Jamestown after making 35 saves and the Ironmen were outshot 40-22.
The Ironmen return home to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena after going 2-1-1 on the west coast. Jamestown's road stretch continues as they prepare for a pair of games in Johnstown, Pa., against the Tomahawks on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Ironmen (18-7-3) still hold a two-point lead on the NAHL North Division and will return home for games against Kalamazoo on Dec. 21 and 22.