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Jays take third straight
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The Jamestown High School girls hockey team is determined to finish on a strong note.

After posting just one win over its first 17 games, the Blue Jays have won three in a row. The latest was an 8-2 thrashing in Devils Lake on Tuesday.

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“We’re playing pretty good hockey,” Jamestown coach Justin Connell said. “In the offensive zone, we did a lot of things right. We got a lot of pucks on the net.”

Elly Milender had a five-point outing, scoring a hat trick. She came up with the game’s first goal less than 2 minutes in, scoring two of the Blue Jays’ goals in the second period.

This after a solid start that saw Jamestown outscore the Firebirds 5-2 in the opening period. Brenna Pritchert, Chaya Joersz and Torri Kamlitz also scored, with the latter putting up two.

Jamestown goalie Nicole Mayland stopped 14 shots in the win.

Though the Blue Jays are eliminated from the state tournament, they’re hoping to finish the season strong. They play at Dickinson on Saturday in their season finale. Jamestown beat Dickinson 2-1 last week.

“It’s a great way to head out of this season and keep something fresh in their minds for next season,” Connell said. “We hope to finish this off with Dickinson on Saturday.”

Jamestown 8, Devils Lake 2

Jamestown 5 3 0 — 8

Devils Lake 1 1 0 — 2

Scoring

First period: 1, J, Elly Milender (Sydney Soulis), 1:36. 2, J, Brenna Pritchert (unassisted), 3:02. 3, J, Pritchert (Torri Kamlitz), 11:21. 4, J, Chaya Joersz (Kamstra), 11:21. 5, J, Kamlitz (Milender), 12:35. 6, DL, Niki Martin (Carleen Shively, Maranda Hoffner), 13:43.

Second period: 7, DL, Hoffner (Shively), 6:00. 8, J, Kamlitz (Milender), 6:24. 9, J, Milender (Soulis), 9:05. 10, J, Milender (unassisted), 12:40.

Third period: No scoring.

Goalie saves: J, Nicole Mayland 14. DL, Brinna Holtz 24.

Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or caarhus@jamestownsun.com

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Chris Aarhus
Aarhus has been a sportswriter for the Jamestown Sun since May of 2012. Prior to that, he was the sports editor at the Minot Daily News and The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. He also worked as a sports writer at The Dickinson Press. He was honored as North Dakota's Sportswriter of the Year for 2014.
(701) 952-8462
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