Jamestown Ironmen goaltender, Reid Mimmack has committed to play hockey at Bemidji State University, an NCAA Division I college in Bemidji, Minnesota.
The Bemidji State Beavers are part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and over 60 alumni have gone on to play professional hockey including in the National Hockey League and international professional leagues.
Mimmack, a native of Brainerd, Minnesota is having a great season so for in goal for the Ironmen of the North American Hockey League. Mimmack boasts a 12-4 record as a starter while posting a .916 save percentage. Reid has one shutout victory, which was the first shutout in the short history of the Jamestown Ironmen. He has 394 saves thus far with an average of 2.36 goals allowed per game.
“This is very exciting for Reid as well as his teamates and for us as coaches,” said Ironmen Head Coach Dan Diakawa. “It’s a great thing when one of our young men can move on to pursue goals as a hockey player, we are very proud of Reid and the job he is doing on the ice for us this season.”
Reid will be attending school at Bemidji State in the Spring semester beginning in January. Mimmack will play his final games with the Ironmen during their next home stand on December 21 & 22.
"It is kind of disappointing having to leave a place I really like halfway through the season," explained Mimmack who has moved around a lot throughout his career, with Jamestown being his fifth NAHL team. "Bemidji will be a great opportunity for me and it will be nice to be close to home."
As for the Jamestown Ironmen, the leaders of the North Division won’t play another home game until the 21st of December and are slated for six games away from the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in the meantime.
Jamestown will travel to the west coast for a pair of games in California against the Fresno Monsters this weekend. The team will then make their way up the coast to Washington to take on the Wenatchee Wild the following weekend. The Ironmen will round out their road trip with a pair of games in Johnstown before returning home to take on Kalamazoo on December 21 and 22 at JSBA.
NOTE: There will be a toy collection during the Ironmen home games on December 21 & 22 to benefit the ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign. Anyone who donates will receive $2 off their ticket to the game.