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Century blanks Jamestown 5-0

Matt Stockert didn’t pull punches after a rough outing by his team Friday night.

The Blue Jays fell to Bismarck Century 5-0, the main culprit a slow start at both ends of the ice.

The Patriots’ 24-shot, first-period onslaught set the tone.

“There are a lot of ways you can say it, but our effort just wasn’t good enough tonight, especially in the first period,” Stockert said. “It’s one of those situations where our kids need to do some soul searching. The bottom line is we need to work a lot harder in every phase of the game.”

The Patriots, who improved to 5-1 with the win, peppered JHS goalie Brian Wenzel with 58 shots.

“Brian played well, but we didn’t do much else right,” Stockert said. “Our defensemen would hang on to the puck too long, and when they did get it out our forwards they weren’t ready. … Big time rough night.”

Keaton Leininger and Alex Flicek each had two goals in the game for the Patriots.

The Blue Jays were shut out on 17 shots.

“The old slogan applies that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. We have to go out and work hard every single shift. That’s the only thing that’s going to get it turned around,” Stockert said.

The Blue Jays dropped to 1-5 with the loss. They travel to Bottineau next Friday looking to turn things around.

“I guess the positive thing is it’s not Christmas yet. If it was, I’d be nervous,” Stockert said. “We have time to get back on track. … We have to go back to work.

Bismarck Century 5, Jamestown 0

Jamestown   0 0 0 — 0

Bismarck Century  2 2 1 — 5

Scoring summary

First period

1, BC, Keaton Leininger (Alex Flicek), 9:37; 2, BC, Flicek (Chris Brown, Leininger), 15:24.

Second period

3, BC, Blake Ovind, 6:12; 4, BC, Leininger, 9:18.

Third period

5, Flicek (Leininger, Brown).

Penalties: Jamestown, 3 for 6 minutes. Mandan 4 for 16 minutes.

Goalie saves: Jamestown, Brian Wenzel 22-13-18—53 saves. Bismarck Century, Max Barta 4-8-5—17 saves.

Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at dselvig@jamestownsun.com

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