Blue Jay boys' hockey team going to stateThe drought is over.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
The drought is over.
The Blue Jays are going to the state hockey tournament for the first time since 1999.
Jamestown routed Mandan 6-1 on Saturday in a state-qualifier at the West Region tournament in Bismarck.
It was a total team effort as six Blue Jays scored.
Tanner Werkhoven and Riley Schafer made it 2-0 after one period.
Hayden Swanson got the only goal in the second and they ran away with it in the third as Brady Anderson, Trevor Schmitt and Jake Stilwell tallied.
Swanson, Werkhoven, Ross Pritchert, Travis Ingstad and Terry Bruns earned assists in the win as the Blue Jays head to state with a record of 10-13-1. They'll open against Esat Region champion Grand Forks Red River (17-6) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Tygh Yatskis stopped 34 of the 35 shots he faced in goal for the Blue Jays.