The University of Minnesota Crookston Men’s Club Hockey team’s Casey Kallock (Jr. East Grand Forks) scored two goals and added two assists to power his team to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the University of Jamestown in North Dakota.  The game had almost as many penalty minutes (46) as shots on goal (52). 

Neither team scored in the first period, but there was plenty of action as UMC had a couple of power-play opportunities and didn’t convert while getting eight shots on goal and only giving up three shots in the period.  

Things picked up in the second period as Jamestown scored less than two minutes into the period for an early 1-0 lead.  Over six minutes later, UMC’s Cam Olstad scored the first goal of the season with assists from Josh Nelson (Fresh. East Grand Forks) and Casey Kallock.  27 seconds later the Golden Eagles took the lead with a Brandon Boetcher (Crookston) goal with assists from Nelson and Kallock for a 2-1 lead with 11:33 left in the period.  Jamestown responded with a goal less than one minute later to tie the game at two.  UMC ended the period with a power play goal from Kallock with 20 seconds left and the Golden Eagles took a 3-2 lead into the third period. 

UMC added to their lead with another goal from Kallock less than four minutes into the period.  Less than six minutes later, the Golden Eagles’ Tyler Zahradka (Fresh. Grand Forks Central) added another goal with an assist from Kallock for a commanding 5-2 lead.  UMC seemed to run out of gas with a short bench and playing their first game of the season as Jamestown had 16 shots on goal in the period and finally found the back of the net with less than seven minutes left in the game.  UMC goaltender Jake Sumner (Fresh. Alto Loma, CA) was up to the task and came up big in the final period to make 16 saves to solidify the first UMC victory of the season. 

Crookston improves to 1-0 on the year, while Jamestown drops to 4-11-1 and the teams will play Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Crookston 0 3 2 5
University of Jamestown 0 2 1 3


1st Period
No scoring

2nd Period
18:39 – Jamestown – Braeden Thomas (Keaton Cline, Gunnar Gibbs)
12:00 – UMC – Cam Olstad (Josh Nelson, Casey Kallock) PP
11:33 – UMC – Brandon Boetcher (Josh Nelson)
10:46 – Jamestown – Gunnar Gibbs (Keaton Cline, Braeden Thomas) PP
0:20 – UMC – Casey Kallock (Cam Olstad)  PP

3rd Period
16:11 – UMC – Casey Kallock   unassisted
10:49 – UMC – Tyler Zahradka (Casey Kallock)
6:53 – Jamestown – Chris Wracker (Keaton Cline, Braeden Thomas)

Saves 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Chase Engebretson-UJ 8 4 1 13
Jimmy Grosklaus- UJ 5 5
Jake Sumner – UMC 3 7 16 26