The Jamestown Rebels got back into the win column, earning a 5-4 shootout victory over the Maine Nordiques at The Colisee on Friday night.
Rebels captain John Lundy and forward Connor Sedlak each scored two goals in the win, while Jak Vaarwerk tallied the shootout winner, along with recording two assists. Mitch Lafay recorded three assists, and Rebels goaltender Nolan Suggs stopped 24 of 28 shots, as well as all four shootout attempts from Maine, on his way to improving his record to 5-2-0-1 on the season.
The Rebels (6-5-1-1) opened the scoring 5:18 into the opening frame with Sedlak’s first tally of the year. Maine (5-7-0-1) would strike for the next two goals, with Zion Green tying the game at the 13:07 mark, and Patrick Schmiedlin nothcing a power play goal at 16:35.
The teams would trade a pair of goals in the second period, with Sedlak tying the game at 2-2 with his second tally at 12:36, which was promptly countered by Tyler Gaulin’s goal just 1:27 later to re-gain the lead for Maine.
The final period of regulation saw Rebels captain John Lundy deposit his fourth goal of the season, a power play goal, at 10:26 to tie the game again at 3-3. Lundy then added a second power play tally shortly after, his team-leading fifth goal of the season, giving Jamestown the advantage at 12:22. The Rebels would hold the lead until Filip Wiberg tallied the equalizer at 17:20, tying the game at 4-4 and sending the contest into overtime.
With overtime unable to settle the score, the game turned to the shootout. Sedlak, Marcus Kivela Carlzon, and Lundy were all turned aside before Vaarwerk potted the game-winner. Maine sent Reese Farrell, Green, Schmiedlin, and Gaulin to shoot on goalie Nolan Suggs, who turned away every attempt.
Owen West, Luke de Vries, and newcomer Roux Bazin all added an assist in the victory. The Rebels return to action on Saturday night for part two of the weekend set with Maine.
NOTES: Lundy tallied his second two-goal game of the season, the previous coming on Oct. 9th, an OT win over Danbury. … Bazin recorded his first career NAHL point in his first game. … The Rebels earned their first shootout victory since Nov. 9th, 2019, a 6-5 victory over Johnstown. … All 6 of Jamestown’s wins thus far have come away from Northwest Arena, with 5 as the visiting team, and 1 as the home team at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine.