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Demons down Jays with five power-play goals

Jamestown's Alex Stockert skates through the extended stick put up by Nicholas Mortenson of Bismarck. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Jamestown High School boys hockey has showed it can be a well-disciplined team during the first four games of the season. Thursday night at John L. Wilson Arena was a much different story.

The Blue Jays took 10 penalties against Bismarck High, which resulted in 20 minutes of power- play time for the Demons. Bismarck scored five power-play goals throughout the contest to defeat Jamestown 8-3.

The Blue Jays dropped to 1-4 on the season, while the Demons stayed undefeated at 4-0.

"I thought for just over two periods we moved our feet and battled well," said Blue Jay coach Matt Stockert. "We're still using that, 'It's about the process, not the outcome' right now. That was a really good Bismarck High team."

Jamestown was only sent to the penalty box six times through the four games of the season, but equalled that in a 23 minutes against Bismarck.

The Demons' Isaac Ohlhauser and Caleb Petrie each scored power-play goals at the 5 minute, 12 second and 8:01 mark, respectively, of the first period.

The Blue Jays showed some life at the end of the first frame, however, as Jace Thompson scored his fourth goal of the season and freshman Joe Cummings tied the game at 2-all after one period played.

"The ice was a little bit tilted far as shots go (21-5 Demons), but I thought it was a pretty even period for the most part," Stockert said.

Bismarck opened the floodgates after the first period with six goals for the remainder of the game. Overall, six Demons scored including a pair from seniors Caleb Petrie and Landon Fischer. Dain Sardelli also scored a goal and tallied six assists to finish with seven points.

"To top it off, we had to stop kids like Dain and Caleb," Stockert said. "They're a pretty good line, move the puck around pretty well and not afraid to shoot it.

"I thought we played a pretty tight box 5-on-5, made it difficult to get inside and have some good quality opportunities. That's what we want and (goaltender) Riley Gerhardt wants."

Jamestown travels to Williston (1-4) for another West Region matchup. The Coyotes lost to Mandan 4-2 on Thursday.

Bismarck High 8, Jamestown 3

BHS 2 3 3 -- 8

JHS 2 0 1 -- 3

First period

1. B, Isaac Ohlhauser (Dain Sardelli, Caleb Petrie), 5:12, PP, 1; 2. B, Petrie (Sardelli, Gavin McIntyre), 8:01, PP, 3; 3. J, Jace Thompson (Unassisted), 11:04, 4; 4. J, Joe Cummings (Thompson, Tommy Falk), 15:14, 1

Second period

5. B, Petrie (Sardelli), 9:25, PP, 4; 6. B, Landon Fischer (Sardelli, Dayton Deics), 10:28, 1; 7. B, Sardelli (Ohlhauser), 14:51, PP, 5.

Third period

8. B, Fischer (Sardelli), 1:23, 2; 9. B, Braxton Neas (Unassisted), 4:31, 2; 10. J, Thompson (Unassisted), 7:24, 5; 11. B, Caleb Moore (Ohlhauser, Sardelli), 7:48, PP, 1.

Goalie saves: J, Riley Gerhardt 19-13-7--45. B, Logan Hendrickson 3-4-9--16.

Penalties: J, 10 for 20 minutes. B, 8 for 16 minutes.

Records: Jamestown 1-4. Bismarck High 4-0.

Mitchell Johnson

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA; College: Central Washington University

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