DHS beats Braves in shootout for 3rd straight winBOTTINEAU — When Dickinson senior goalie Jamison Gray needed to turn into a brick wall, he did.
BOTTINEAU — When Dickinson senior goalie Jamison Gray needed to turn into a brick wall, he did.
Gray stuffed Bottineau-Rugby’s shots on goal in extras to give the Dickinson High boys hockey team a 6-5 shootout win over its West Region opponent on Saturday.
“Jamison is tough on the shootouts during practice and today it showed,” Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said. “He works hard at it and he definitely rose to the occasion.”
In North Dakota high school hockey regulations, three players from each team are allowed to shoot. Gray, who finished 38 saves on the night, stopped all three shots when it matter the most.
The Midgets (3-0) won their third straight game for the first since the 2007-08 season when leading the scorer on the team was Cole Frenzel, who was eventually a seventh-round pick of the New York Mets in the 2011 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
“It’s a huge bump for us to pick up the points,” Folske said. “We only pick up two of the three points, because of the shootout, but those are two huge points.”
Dickinson senior forward Jayden Mink had two assists coming into the game, but he supplied two goals including the game winner in the shootout.
Dickinson sophomore Mickey Folske had two goals, giving him five on the season. Brendin Steiner scored his second goal of the season at the 2-minute, 11-second mark of the second period.
“Anytime you get a win is a good thing,” Tom Folske said. “We played well at times today, where we dominated the play. Then we gave up some easy goals, which is sometimes frustrating. It’s a learning experience. We came out with a win, but we learned we still have to keep working.”
Dickinson freshman Mike McChesney had a pair of assists in the game. Collin Bren, Kass Dvorak, Tony Kostelecky and Andrew Heckaman all had an assist.
“Every win is a confidence builder,” Tom Folske said. “We have to take this confidence and work this week with that and get prepared for Bismarck Century.”
Bottineau-Rugby’s Harrison Aide and Luke Amsbaugh are ranked Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the state in scoring. The two had a combined seven points. Aide had one goal and three assists, while Amsbaugh two goals and one assist.
Riley Monson had 34 saves to help the Braves (3-2).
The Midgets skated without sophomore forward Matt Pavek, who had the flu, and senior defenseman Trevor Coates.
Dickinson continues its season hosting Bismarck Century at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Dickinson 1 3 1 1 – 6
BR 1 3 1 0 – 5
FIRST PERIOD: 1, D, Mickey Folske (Collin Bren PP) 6:30. 2, BR, Luke Amsbaugh (Harrison Aide) 5:19.
SECOND PERIOD: 3, D, Jayden Mink (Mike McChesney) 14:31. 4, BR, Cody Longie (Harrison Aide) 9:12. 5, BR, Amsbaugh (Aide, Andrew Hill) 8:19. 6, D, Folske (Kass Dvorak, Tony Kostelecky) 7:52. 7, D, Brendin Steiner (McChensey, Andrew Heckaman PP) 2:11. 8, BR, Aide (Cody Bedlion, Amsbaugh) 1:44.
THIRD PERIOD: 9, D, Mink (unassisted) 11:16. 10, BR, Longie (unassisted) 6:43.
OVERTIME: No scoring.
SHOOTOUT: D, Mink.
SAVES: D, Jamison Gray 6-8-11-13–38. BR, Riley Monson 8-10-10-6–34.