Jays cruise to winIt was the underclassmen that provided the punch on senior night. The Jamestown High School team, typically led by a strong senior class, saw four different underclassmen score at least a goal in a 6-1 win over Mandan on Thursday night at Wilson Arena.
By: By Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
It was the underclassmen that provided the punch on senior night.
The Jamestown High School team, typically led by a strong senior class, saw four different underclassmen score at least a goal in a 6-1 win over Mandan on Thursday night at Wilson Arena.
“It’s great to help out with the (underclassmen),” JHS senior Steph Kamlitz said, “and see them go on like we are.”
Kamlitz wasn’t able to find the back of the net, but assisted on the Blue Jays’ first and third goals.
“Steph had a good game,” JHS coach Brad Schaack said. “All in all, it was a good performance. We’ll take the three points.”
It looked like Kamlitz had scored the opening goal, firing the puck past Mandan goalie Chelsey Norton 5 minutes, 2 seconds into the first period. However, officials credited eighth-grader Elly Millender with the score after they determined it deflected off her stick.
“If it wouldn’t have hit her stick, it would have been too high,” Kamlitz said.
Four minutes later, Torri Kamlitz buried a rebound on a Brenna Pritchert shot to cap first-period scoring.
But the firepower came midway through the second, jumpstarted when Ally Dion scored her first career goal on a one-timer from Steph Kamlitz. Amber Schaack added a straightaway goal 40 seconds later, and Pritchert connected through traffic for the third goal.
Brad Schaack said he was particularly pleased with the Kamlitz-Dion hookup.
“That setup for Ally Dion was pretty sweet,” he said. “And (Ally) squared up and did everything right. It was nice to see. We got contributions from everybody.”
The Blue Jays (7-1 statewide, 9-2 overall), who visit Dickinson on Saturday, rounded out their scoring with an unassisted Amber Schaack goal, not long after Mandan had avoided the shutout with Madison Ripplinger score. Jamestown goalie Carissa Finck stopped 18 shots.
“We did a lot of things wrong in the first period,” Brad Schaack said. “After that, we had a little talk. ... (Nineteen) points and we’re not halfway through the season. A coach can’t complain.”
Jamestown 6, Mandan 1
Mandan 0 0 1 — 6
Jamestown 2 3 1 — 1
1, Jamestown, Elly Millender (Steph Kamlitz, Amber Schaack), 5:02, power play. 2, J, Torri Kamlitz (Brenna Pritchert), 9:40.
3, J, Ally Dion (Steph Kamlitz, Millender), 10:18. 4, J, Schaack (Sydney Soulis), 10:58. 5, J, Pritchert (T. Kamlitz, Soulis), 15:05.
5, M, Madison Ripplinger (Rebecca Helbling), 5:03, power play. 6, J, Schaack (unassisted), 6:13.
Goalie saves: M, Chelsey Norton 13-11-x—24, Maddy Zachmeier x-x-6—6. J, Carissa Finck 6-6-6—18.
Penalties: M 3 minors, J 3 minors.
Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org