Power-play goals doom MidgetsTwo short-handed goals in the second period were the turning point for the Minot boys hockey team Saturday afternoon.
By: Royal McGregor, The Dickinson Press
Two short-handed goals in the second period were the turning point for the Minot boys hockey team Saturday afternoon.
Dickinson found themselves shorthanded because of a penalty at the start of the second period and Minot used that to full advantage, defeating its West Region opponent 3-0 at the Dickinson Recreation Center.
“Anytime you take penalties you are taking a big risk,” Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said. “We don’t have enough guys to have one sitting in the penalty box for two minutes.”
Minot (4-2, 3-1 West) was able to catch a few rebounds during the one-man advantage and Brent Williams netted the two power-play goals.
“We were pretty excited about that,” Minot head coach Chad Burckhard said. “It was good to see Williams battle hard and get basically rebound goals.”
Dickinson goalie Matt Porter gave up a goal to Andrew Keller 51 seconds in the game, but then settled down.
Porter faced 33 shots on goal, while Minot’s Jake Luedke had 13 saves in the shutout.
“He (Porter) stopped everything he was supposed to,” Folske said. “He stopped a few he wasn’t. That’s all you ask of him. His job isn’t to win hockey games. His job is to give us a chance to win.”
The Midgets didn’t go away without a fight, getting solid shots on goal. Dickinson (2-7, 0-6 West) was forced to outside and that’s something Burckhard wanted.
“We did a nice job of keeping them to the perimeter,” he said. “Anytime they entered the zone, they had trouble entering through the middle of the ice. I thought that was key.”
Dickinson played its third game in three days and Folske said fatigue could be attributed to its penalties.
“It’s their third game in a row and that’s asking a lot early in the season,” Folske said. “We finished hard, but we were just running out of gas.”
The Midgets get a short break and travel to Bismarck High at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Porter said it will be nice to get at least a day of rest.
“We’ve just got to recover today and come back on Monday and work hard to get ready for Bismarck,” he said.
Minot 1 2 0 – 3
Dickinson 0 0 0 – 0
FIRST PERIOD: 1, M, Andrew Keller (Jersey Kelly) :51.
SECOND PERIOD: 2, M, Brent Williams (Mason Morelli, Morgan Martelle) 5:31. 3, M, Williams (Quinn Fuchs, Morelli) 6:51.
THIRD PERIOD: No scoring.
SAVES: M, Jake Luedke 4-6-3–13. D, Matt Porter 9-15-9–33.
Minot shuts out Dickinson
The Minot girls hockey team knocked in eight goals in the first period and didn’t stop there.
The Majettes held Dickinson to six shots on goal en route to a 19-0 win on Saturday at the Dickinson Recreation Center.
“We had a slow start to the game,” Dickinson head coach Lauren Hansen said. “I think the girls re-evaluated that during the second and third periods.”
MaKayla Sandvold led the Minot offensive attack with five goals and four assists. Jessie Kongelf, Taryn Love and Sheyenne MacIver each netted a hat trick.
Minot (6-1) had eight different players record goals.
Dickinson goalie Kelsey Gillen faced 53 shots on goal, while Minot’s Hannah Thom saw six.
The Midgets (0-7) hope to change their fortunes traveling to Sidney (Mont.) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“It’s pretty cut and dry,” Hansen said. “We have to show up every game, ready to start from period one, shift one. If we don’t do that, it takes a lot more effort to get back into a game.”
Minot 8 7 4 – 19
Dickinson 0 0 0 – 0
FIRST PERIOD: 1, M, Angie Lothspeich (Makaila Anderson) 1:05. 2, M, Taryn Love (Abby Bierschbach) 4:29. 3, M, Jessie Kongelf (MaKayla Sandvold, Sheyenne MacIver) 5:47. 4, M, Sandvold (Bierschbach) 6:57. 5, M, Kongelf (Sandvold) 9:04. 6, M, Bierschbach (Anderson, Lothspeich) 9:42. 7, M, MacIver (Taylor Hooker) 10:47. 8, M, Anderson (unassisted) 12:17.
SECOND PERIOD: 9, M, MacIver (Kongelf, Alaynee Thompson) 1:56. 10, M, Sandvold (unassisted) 2:56. 11, M, Sandvold (Liza Stremick, Thompson) 3:07. 12, M, Love (Jenna Luedke, Sydney Boyce) 8:30. 13, M, Sandvold (unassisted) 12:27. 14, M, Kongelf (Sandvold) 14:58. 15, M, MacIver (Sandvold, Lothspeich) 15:41.
THIRD PERIOD: 16, M, Sandvold (Kongelf, Autumn Smith) 7:10. 17, M, Luedke (Bierschbach, Skylar Sattler) 10:27. 18, M, Anderson (Lothspeich) 11:18. 19, M, Love (Boyce, Smith) 16:15.
SAVES: M, Hannah Thom 6. D, Kelsey Gillen 53.