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Rebels Go 3-1 In Minnesota

BLAINE, Minn. — Jamestown didn’t get off to a great start in the North American Hockey League Showcase last week.

But, boy, did they finish strong.

Owen West’s unassisted goal at the 14:39 mark of the third period Saturday snapped a 2-all tie and lifted the Rebels to a 3-2 victory over Odessa at the Super Rink to complete the Showcase with a 3-1 record.

The Rebels, who lost their first game on Wednesday, 7-0 to Springfield, rallied with wins on Thursday — 4-1 over North Iowa — and Friday — 5-3 over Lone Star — before capping it on Saturday by prevailing over the Jackalopes.

All 29 NAHL teams played four regular-season games at the Showcase, which is one of hockey’s most prominent and popular events.

Following is a recap of each game:

WEDNESDAY

SPRINGFIELD 7, JAMESTOWN 0

The Junior Blues scored four goals in the first period and breezed to the victory.

The Rebels were outshot, 38-14.

Jonathan Panisa collected a goal and three assists and Leo Bacallao added a pair of goals for the winners in support of keeper Ethan Roberts. Connor Smith, James Callahan, Tristan Shewchuk and Mac Gadowsky added a goal apiece.

THURSDAY

JAMESTOWN 4, NORTH IOWA 1

West had a goal and two assists, while John Lundy, Noah Szretter and Reid Lune chipped in a goal and a helper as the Rebels evened their Showcase record at 1-1.

Lucas Klemm, Jack Kircher and Lyncoln Howarth each chipped in with an assist in support of goalie Nolan Suggs who made 33 saves.

Ryan Couglin had the lone goal for North Iowa. Jackson Baker stopped 27 shots between the pipes.

FRIDAY

JAMESTOWN 5, LONE STAR 3

Emerick Nadeau scored twice and Jak Vaarwerk once in the final six minutes of the third period to send the Rebels to the come-from-behind win.

Nadeau also had two assists and Vaarwerk added three assists in support of Suggs, who stopped 20 shots.

West and Kolby Amici also found the back of the net, and Chase McClellan had two assists, while Max Hamstad and Luke Delzer chipped in one apiece for Jamestown.

Jack Collins, Axel Bjornqvist and Nicholas Niemo each had a goal for the Brahmas. Registering assists were Bjornqvist, Niemo, Alec Secord, Ryan Prewitt and Artur Turansky.

SATURDAY

JAMESTOWN 3, ODESSA 2

West’s goal at the 14:39 mark of the third period proved to be the game winner and sent the Rebels home happy.

See REBELS, Page B2

Nadeau scored the other two goals for Jamestown while Lundy, Kevin Marx Moren and Vaarwerk chipped in assists. Suggs was between the pipes and stopped 23 shots.

Liam O’Hare and Christopher Duclair both had a goal for Odessa. Keeper Christopher Brown stopped 26 shots.

The Rebels will be back in action Friday and Saturday when they entertain the New Jersey Titans in a pair of 7 p.m. games at Northwest Arena.

The 56-game schedule will feature eight games apiece against the seven other teams in the NAHL’s East Division.

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