Victory Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive For Ironmen

September 30, 2013 Updated Mar 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM EDT

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Victory Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive For Ironmen

September 30, 2013 Updated Mar 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM EDT

Traverse City, MI ( release) Luc Gerdes and Jeff McFarland each scored in the third period to give the Jamestown Ironmen a 3-2 victory in Traverse City on Saturday night.

The teams traded first period goals with Matt Moore getting Jamestown on the board first with his fifth goal of the season only 2:03 into the period. The North Stars answered back late in the period Jared Van Wormer beat Joe Gladnick to tie the score.

The North Stars took the lead in the second period on a goal by Mitchell Snider. Jamestown was lucky to escape the second period behind by only one goal as they were outshot 29-13 through 40 minutes of action.

The play of Gladnick in goal would prove to be key for Jamestown as Luc Gerdes scored for the fifth time in his last seven games to tie the score with less than five minutes left in regulation. McFarland scored the eventual game winner just two minutes later and the Ironmen survived a late scare by the North Stars with the goalie pulled.

The win, combined with the Michigan loss earlier in the day, has Jamestown only six points out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the North Division. The Ironmen have six games left in the regular season while the Warriors have only two left on their schedule.

Jamestown will head to Port Huron next Friday as they try to move closer to clinching a playoff berth in their inaugural season in Jamestown.