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Rebels Sweep Weekend Series Against Nordiques

LEWISTON, Maine — The Jamestown Rebels moved into a third-place tie in the North American Hockey League’s East Division with a two-game sweep of the Maine Nordiques over the weekend at The Colisee.

On Friday, Jak Vaarwerk scored the only goal of the shootout in the fourth round as the Rebels beat the Nordiques 5-4.

Nolan Suggs turned aside all four Maine shooters in the shootout.

Maine led 2-1 after the first period. Conor Sedlak opened the scoring for Jamestown with his first goal of the season from Luke Devries and Mitch Lafay. Zion Green’s fourth goal of the season tied the game for the Nordiques before Patrick Schmiedlin gave the hosts the lead on the power play.

Sedlak tied the game in the second period from Lafay and Owen West, but Tyler Gaulin again gave Maine a one-goal lead when he scored his fourth of the season from Schmiedlin and Green.

Rebels captain John Lundy’s fourth goal of the season on the power play from Roux Bazin and Vaarwerk tied the game before Lundy gave Jamestown a 4-3 lead from Lafay and Vaarwerk with 7:38 remaining on the power play. But Maine’s Filip Wiberg’s second goal of the season from Nicholas Bernardo and Liam Walsh with 2:40 remaining sent the game to overtime.

Suggs made 24 saves for the Rebels and Avery Sturtz stopped 29 shots for the Nordiques.

On Saturday, Suggs made 27 saves for his first career shutout as Jamestown won 4-0.

After a scoreless first period, Max Hamstad gave the Rebels the lead from Marcus Kivela Carlzon and Lundy with 10:38 left in the second period. Sedlak made it 2-0 from Lundy and West with a short-handed goal later in the period.

In the third period, Lafay scored his second from Vaarwerk and Lundy on the power play before Bazin scored his first of the season from Owen Simmons.

The Rebels return home this weekend for a two-game series against the Northeast Generals at Northwest Arena. Puck drop will be at 7:05 p.m. both nights. Friday is the team’s third annual Teddy Bear Toss to benefit Toys for Tots and Saturday is Pucks & Paws night.

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