Williston State College was back on the ice for their home contest against Dakota College at Bottineau on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 30, but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions which were caused by Polar Vortex Jayden.
Coming into the showdown with Dakota College, the Tetons had dropped their last two games; a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Minot State on Jan. 26, and a 5-2 loss to the University of Mary on Feb. 2. However, the Tetons were able to put their recent struggles behind them by virtue of their 4-2 win over the Lumberjacks on Tuesday.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the final period, goals scored by Brendan Jay, Austin Weber and Taylor Elsbernd helped lift WSC to victory. Sophomore forward Matt Mezik also scored a goal in the first period for the Tetons as well. It was Mezik’s 14th goal of the season which is good for second on the club. Meanwhile, Williston State’s points leader Ryan Gruszka added an assist in the game and now has 45 points on the year.
Up next for the Tetons, who now sport a season mark of 14-13, they will head to Jamestown for a pair of weekend games against the Jimmies on Feb. 9 and 10. Prior to their contest against the University of Colorado-Boulder on Feb. 7, the Jimmies own a record of 12-11-1.