Midgets skate with, but fall short of CenturyBISMARCK — The Dickinson High boys hockey team was skating stride for stride with the top team in the West Region on Tuesday night.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK — The Dickinson High boys hockey team was skating stride for stride with the top team in the West Region on Tuesday night.
However, Bismarck Century used two third-period goals to top the Midgets 3-1.
“The kids played well,” Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said. “There was a lot of hustle. They were doing their jobs and that was really 90 percent of the game.”
Mickey Folske scored the Midgets’ lone goal with 40 seconds remaining in the second period on a feed from Kass Dvorak and Matt Pavek. The goal tied the game 1-1 after two periods.
Keaton Leininger scored the opening goal at 6:38 to give Century a 1-0 lead.
Alec Rauhauser, who leads the Patriots with 32 points, scored the go-ahead goal 1:50 into the third period and assisted on both of his team’s other goals. Christopher Brown scored Century’s final goal with less than 10 minutes to play.
Jamison Gray made 40 saves in goal for the Midgets, while Century’s Jack Abfalter stopped 11.
“Jamison played really well in the net,” Tom Folske said. “He made the first save and we did a good job clearing out the puck.”
Dickinson continues its season with a pair of nonconference U-19 club teams, visiting the Richland Rangers in Sidney, Mont., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and hosting the Oahe Capitals of Pierre, S.D., at 7 p.m. Friday at the Dickinson Recreation Center.
“Our only concern is we don’t want to backslide at all,” Tom Folske said. “We need to keep working on the things we’ve been improving on and taking them to the next level.”
Dickinson 0 1 0 – 1
Century 0 1 2 – 3
FIRST PERIOD: No scoring.
SECOND PERIOD: 1, C, Keaton Leininger PP (Alec Rauhauser, Christopher Brown) 6:38. 2, D, Mickey Folske (Kass Dvorak, Matt Pavek) 16:20.
THIRD PERIOD: 3, C, Rauhauser 1:50. 4, Brown (Rauhauser, Zach Hruby) 7:19.
SAVES: D, Jamison Gray 18-12-10–40. C, Jack Abfalter 4-2-5–11.