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Bren, Hugelen carry Dickinson boys hockey by Mandan

Behind a second period goal from junior forward Ryan Bren and a third period goal from sophomore defender Jaren Hugelen, the Dickinson High boys hockey team remains undefeated on the season following a 3-1 road victory over Mandan on Thursday, Nov. 30.

"It was a typical Dickinson-Mandan West Region game," Dickinson head coach Dallas Kuntz said. "We have always had a tough time at Mandan so for us to come out with the three points is huge. I thought we controlled the game while playing five-on-five. Our speed on the forecheck was big for us. We faced adversity for the first time this season and I am proud of the way the boys responded."

After falling behind early when Mandan sophomore forward Justus Sayler scored early in the first period, Dickinson responded 89 seconds later when Chris Zubke beat Mandan junior goaltender Maysion Mattern to equalize.

The Midgets (2-0) pulled ahead for good when Bren scored unassisted five minutes into the second period. Hugelen added cushion to the lead when he scored 1:50 into the third.

Dickinson junior goaltender Riley Wittenberg stopped 20 of 21 shots while Mattern had 34 saves for the Braves.

Dickinson 3, Mandan 1

D 1 1 1 — 3

M 1 0 0 — 1

FIRST PERIOD: 2, M, Justus Sayler (Josh Clark, Josh Moe), 3:01, D, Chris Zubke, 4:39

SECOND PERIOD: 1, D, Ryan Bren, 5:00

THIRD PERIOD: 1, D, Jaren Hugelen (Logan Karsky), 1:50

SAVES: D, Riley Wittenberg 3-10-7—20. M, Maysion Mattern 11-15-8—34.

Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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