JAMESTOWN, NY ( release ) It was a disappointing return home for the Jamestown Ironmen as they fell 5-2 to the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in front of 887 people at the Jamestown Savings Ban Arena.
Port Huron started fast and never let up on the Ironmen. Rick Derosa started the scoring when he followed up a rebound on a Michael Moroso shot that deflected off of Ironmen goalie Joe Ballmer.
Maxwell Reavis extended the Falcons lead just two minutes later and Easton Powers added a power play goal to give Port Huron a 3-0 lead and forced Jamestown to make a goalie switch.
Joe Gladnic did not fare much better after replacing Ballmer. He allowed two goals in the second period to give Port Huron a commanding 5-0 lead after two periods.
The Jamestown Ironmen finally gave the fans something to cheer about just over four minutes into the third period when Jeff McFarland scored his 17th goal of the season on a wrist shot that hit the Falcons goalie Peter Megariotis and slid over the goal line.
Jamestown continued their strong forecheck in the third period and they were rewarded with their second power play opportunity of the game. Bryan Watt scored his seventh of the season with still over 10 minutes left in the game.
Jamestown threat didn’t last long as the Falcons tightened up defensively and successfully killed off the final 10 minutes.
Jamestown will have an opportunity to even the weekend series on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. as they faceoff against the first place Fighting Falcons once again.