Blue Jays shut out by MinotMINOT — Just hours preceding Minot’s 6-0 win over Jamestown on Friday night, the Magicians were still soaking in one of the program’s more aberrant feats.
By: Ryan Collingwood, The Minot Daily News, The Jamestown Sun
MINOT — Just hours preceding Minot’s 6-0 win over Jamestown on Friday night, the Magicians were still soaking in one of the program’s more aberrant feats.
Minot downed East Region power Grand Forks Central 3-0 on the road on Thursday, an occurrence that hadn’t happened since 1998. But the Magicians weren’t about to rest on that laurel.
The Magicians did, however, use the momentum from the earlier triumph to run away from the Blue Jays in the West Region game at Maysa Arena.
It wasn’t easy road to tread for Jamestown, which downed nearby Bottineau on Thursday night. After the Jays’ win, they had to travel to Minot and stay in a hotel.
“We didn’t move our feet tonight, and when you don’t do that in 51 minutes the score ends up being 6-0,” Jamestown coach Matt Stockert said. “(Minot) wanted the biscuit and for whatever reason we didn’t.”
Jersey Kelly, Matt Flom and Carter Bechtold each had a pair of goals for Minot, which outshot Jamestown 38-21 and improved its record to 2-1. Jamestown goalie Tygh Yatskis had 32 saves.
“It really carried over into tonight’s game,” said Kelly, who also had an assist. “Beating (GFC) gave us confidence. It was just a great team effort tonight and it really wasn’t about individuals.”
Kelly was a force from the onset, scoring two of his club’s first three goals as Minot took a 3-0 lead just over a minute into the second period.
And when the Magicians didn’t have the puck, its defense played at a chaotic pace that disconcerted the Jays.
Brayden Effertz’s effort at goal didn’t hurt, either. The sophomore posted his second shutout in as many nights, tallying 21 saves.
“We didn’t give up a lot of scoring opportunities,” Minot coach Chad Burkhard said. “And when you have a young goalie gaining confidence, that’s a good thing.”
Minot 6, Jamestown 0
Jamestown 0 0 0 — 0
Minot 5 1 0 — 6
First period: 1. M, Jersey Kelly (assisted by Carter Bechtold), 4:12; 2. M, Matt Flom (assisted by Kelly), 6:30; 3. M, Kelly (Ryan Peterson, Zebulen Polkinen); Second period scoring: 4. M, Carter Bechtold (assisted by Polkinen), 6:11; 5. M, Bechtold (unassisted), 9:29.
Second period: 6. M, Flom (assisted by Martelle and Quinn Fuchs), 8:02.
Third period: No scoring.
Goalie saves: Jamestown, Tygh Yatskis 12-10-10—32; Minot, Breydan Effertz, 11-3-7—21.
Penalties: Jamestown 3 minors; Minot 3 minors.