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Mandan scores early in OT to defeat Dickinson

MANDAN -- The Dickinson High boys hockey team battled Mandan to overtime, but the Midgets got nipped by Tre Kautzman and Brady Zittleman one too many times.

The Braves needed 17 seconds in overtime to defeat Dickinson 5-4 in a West Region game on Thursday.

"We played well, but we can play better," Dickinson head coach Tom Folske said. "I think the kids know that. We are young team and we are learning how to win. These boys haven't had a lot of experience in winning, but it's coming."

Freshman Mike McChesney led the Midgets (4-2, 3-2 West) with two goals. Sophomores Matt Pavek and Kass Dvorak each added a goal. Mickey Folske and Jayden Mink each had one assist.

For the Braves (4-2, 4-1 West), Kautzman supplied three goals, while Zittleman added three assists.

Dickinson's Jamison Gray recorded 54 saves. Mandan's Tanner Cadotte stopped 28 shots.

The Midgets continue their season hosting Minot at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Tom Folske wants his team to have a short memory.

"We have to put it behind us right away," he said. "We got Minot put it behind us, but not forget about it. We have to use it to fuel the fire."

Dickinson 1 2 1 0 - 4

Mandan 1 2 1 1 - 5

FIRST PERIOD: 1, D, Matt Pavek (unassisted) 9:11. 2, M, Zach Dittus (Michael Helmers) 15:42

SECOND PERIOD: 3, M, Jared Walters (Brady Zittleman, Jackson Wenstrom) 1:30. 4, M, Tre Kautzman (unassisted) 2:19. 5, D, Mike McChesney (Jayden Mink) 11:40. 6, D, McChesney (unassisted) 13:52.

THIRD PERIOD: 7, Kautzman (Zittleman, Colton Murphy) 11:28. 8, D, Kass Dvorak (Mickey Folske) 14:45.

OVERTIME: 9, M, Kautzman (Zittleman) :17.

SAVES: D, Jamison Gray 16-19-19-0-54. M, Tanner Cadotte 6-9-13-0-28.

Braves blank Midgets

MANDAN -- The Mandan girls hockey team scored multiple goals in all three periods en route to a 10-0 win over Dickinson on Saturday.

Madison Huber and Mariah Marsh each supplied three goals in the win, while Madison Ripplinger had one goal and two assists. The Braves (2-4) had five different people net goals.

For the Midgets (0-7), Kelsey Gillen had 58 saves.

Mandan's Chelsey Norton served one period goal for four saves, while Sara Zachmeier finished the last two period with 10.

Dickinson hosts Minot at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dickinson 0 0 0 - 0

Mandan 3 4 3 - 10

FIRST PERIOD: 1. M, Madison Huber (unassisted) 5:09. 2, M, Cheyenne Davis (Rebecca Helbling) 15:38. 3, M, Mariah Marsh (Madison Ripplinger, Caitlin Bellon) 16:58.

SECOND PERIOD: 4, M, Marsh (Ripplinger, Bellon) 2:24. 5, M, Nicolle Trenda (Bellon), 5:27. 6, M, Huber (Paige Lillis) 6:29. 7, M, Trenda (unassisted) 7:08.

THIRD PERIOD: 8, M, Marsh (Bellon) 12:08. 9, M, Ripplinger (Samantha Halstengard, Bellon) 14:00. 10, M, Huber (unassisted) 15:50.

SAVES: D, Kelsey Gillen 25-22-11-58. M, Chelsey Norton 4-x-x-4; Sara Zachmeier x-5-5-10.