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LOCAL HOCKEY ROUNDUP: Blue Jay boys hockey scores first win

Junior goaltender Riley Gerhardt recorded his first career high school shutout for Jamestown boys hockey, as the Blue Jays defeated Bottineau-Rugby 2-0 Friday night in Bottineau.

The Valley City native stopped 40 attempts on net and Jamestown added a goal in the second and third period to hang on for the victory.

"I really stepped up in form from the last game against Devils Lake (4-3 loss)," Gerhardt said, who stopped 36 shots against the Firebirds. "I felt better in the net, worked on some stuff in practice and it really showed today."

The Blue Jays and Braves went scoreless in the first period, but Jamestown quickly scored in period 2. Junior Tommy Falk scored his second goal of the year off passes from Corey Nelson and Jace Thompson 1 minute, 19 seconds into the second frame.

"We needed a goal," Thompson said. "It was 0-0 and coach (Matt Stockert) put me, Tommy and Corey out there. I passed the puck to Corey, he likes to dangle it around, and he passed it to Tommy for the goal."

Nelson scored the other Jamestown goal at the 4:45 mark of the third period off a pass from Falk.

Bottineau-Rugby goalie Adam Lorenz stopped 60 of Jamestown's season-high 62 shots on net throughout the first West Region game for both teams.

It was the first Blue Jay victory (1-3) of the season after losing their first three contests. Jamestown now has three points on the year.

Next up for the Blue Jays will be a home game against Bismarck High (2-0) Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Demons have defeated West Fargo 3-2 and Fargo North 5-2 this season.

"I think it's going to be a tough hockey game," Gerhardt said. "Bismarck High is always good so we'll have to show up and play our best hockey game."

Jamestown 2, Bottineau-Rugby 0

JHS 0 1 1 -- 2

BR 0 0 0 -- 0

Second period

1. J, Tommy Falk (Corey Nelson, Jace Thompson), 1:19, 2.

Third period

2. J, Nelson (Falk), 4:45, 1.

Penalties: J, 2 for 4 minutes. BR, 3 for 6 minutes.

Goalie saves: Riley Gerhardt 40 saves. BR, Adam Lorenz 60 saves.

Records: Jamestown 1-3. Bottineau-Rugby 0-2.

Blizzard freeze Jays

Five different Bismarck skaters scored as the Blizzard defeated Jamestown High School girls hockey 5-0 Friday night at the Capital Ice Complex in Bismarck.

The big difference-maker for the Blizzard came in the second period, where they scored three goals to take a 4-0 lead going into the final intermission. Bismarck scored one goal in the first and third frames.

Jamestown goaltender Erin Anderson stopped 61 shots in net, including 30 in the second period.

The Blue Jays travel to Minot on Friday, Dec. 7 to take on the Majettes at 5 p.m.

Bismarck 5, Jamestown 0

JHS 0 0 0 -- 0

BHS 1 3 1 -- 5

First period

1. B, Ashley Goetzfried (Kennedy DeLap), 7:26.

Second period

2. B, Anika Butts (Jordyn Kisse), 4:32; 3. B, Magen Bracken (Unassisted), 9:25; 4. B, Marissa Shea (Unassisted), 12:56.

Third period

5. B, Paige Hanson (Kisse, Anna German), 11:23.

Penalties: J, 2 for 4 minutes. B, 1 for 2 minutes.

Goalie saves: J, Erin Anderson 17-30-14--61. B, Lauren Watkins 5-2-2--9.

Records: Bismarck High 2-0. Jamestown 0-2-1.

Teton's defeat Jimmies

Garrett Freeman broke a 1-1 tie in the third period for Williston State College and Ryan Gruszka added an insurance goal to defeat the University of Jamestown men's hockey team 4-2 at Pete Conlin Ice Arena in Williston.

The two teams are back at it today at 2 p.m.

Williston State College 4, University of Jamestown 2

UJ 0 1 1 -- 2

WSC 0 1 3 -- 4

Second period

1. W, Wade Auger (Thomas King), 10:39; 2. J, Bryson Yee (Michael Pruss, Allan Pruss), 14:05.

Third period

3. W, Garrett Freeman (King, William Hagel Landsverk), 5:46; 4. Ryan Gruszka (Hank Bouchard Fenton, Luka Znidarsic), 10:39; 4. J, Carter Johnson (Cayle Bell), 16:03; 5. W, Freeman (Znidarsic).

Penalties: J, 7 for 14 minutes. W, 6 for 12 minutes.

Goalie saves: J, David Anderson 16; Dylan Ossachuk 13. W, Angus Lang 28.

Records: Jamestown 7-7-1. Williston 5-9-3.

Mitchell Johnson

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA; College: Central Washington University

(360) 918-1853