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Midgets drop high-scoring contest in overtime

BISMARCK -- After the Dickinson High and Bismarck High boys hockey teams combined for 10 goals through the first two periods of play, the two teams went scoreless in the third period, resulting in an extra frame as the Midgets and Demons remained...

BISMARCK - After the Dickinson High and Bismarck High boys hockey teams combined for 10 goals through the first two periods of play, the two teams went scoreless in the third period, resulting in an extra frame as the Midgets and Demons remained tied at five.

Off a helper from senior defender Isaac Ohlhauser, Bismarck senior forward Dain Sardelli lifted a shot by Dickinson senior goaltender Riley Wittenberg, giving the Demons a 6-5 overtime victory on Tuesday, Jan. 1, from the Capital Ice Center.

The Demons posted the game’s first goal before Dickinson went on a scoring binge in the first period.

Senior forward Cody Shepard earned the equalizer after receiving an pass from junior forward Joey Pavek just five minutes and 14 seconds into the opening frame. Three minutes later, Pavek scored to give the Midgets their first lead, beginning a string of unassisted goals.

Shepard and senior forward Ryan Bren added one each to extend the road team’s advantage to 4-1.

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Bismarck responded with a four-goal run of its own, capped by a score from senior forward Caleb Petrie that put the home team in front 5-4 with less than three minutes remaining in the second. Dickinson tied the contest with just ten seconds remaining in the period when Pavek lit the lamp for the second time, assisted by Bren and Shepard.

Each team when to backup goaltenders in the second period. After collecting seven saves, Midgets netminder Jarin Naab was replaced by Wittenberg, who finished with 27 stops.

Bismarck junior Bailey Ackerman started the game in net, but after seven saves and allowing four goals, his night was cut short as sophomore Logan Hendrickson collected the victory after making 14 stops, five of which came in the extra frame.

Both teams stayed off the scoreboard for nearly 20 minutes of ice time until Sardelli’s game-winner with 2:55 remaining in overtime.

The Demons had 40-26 shots-on-goal advantage.

Results Tuesday Bismarck High 6, Dickinson 5 (OT)D 4 1 0 0 - 5B 2 3 0 1 - 6 FIRST PERIOD: 1, B, Dayton Deics (Caleb Petrie, Dain Sardelli), 4:01. 1, D, Cody Shepard (Joey Pavek), 5:14. 2, D, Pavek, 8:46. 3, D, Ryan Bren, 14:53. 4, D, Shepard, 15:20. 2, B, Braxton Neas (Deics). SECOND PERIOD: 3, B, Petrie (Jack Steckler, Deics), 1:05. 4, B, Kadin Sullivan (Landon Fischer, Sardelli), 2:00. 5, B, Petrie (Sardelli), 14:08. 5, D, Pavek (Bren, Shepard), 16:50. THIRD PERIOD: No scoring. OVERTIME: 6, B, Sardelli (Isaac Ohlhauser), 2:55. SAVES: D, Jarin Naab 7-0-x-x-7; Riley Wittenberg x-12-15-0-27. B, Bailey Ackerman 7-x-x-x-7; Logan Hendrickson x-8-1-5--14.

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