Blue Jays win againThe Jamestown girls hockey team kept the opposition’s goalies busy all night Tuesday in Devils Lake. The Blue Jays fired 68 shots on Devils Lake goaltenders Emma Danielson and Brianna Holtz. The duo was able to turn away 62 of those shots, but six found the back of the net as the Jays shutout the Firebirds 6-0
By: By Michael Savaloja, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown girls hockey team kept the opposition’s goalies busy all night Tuesday in Devils Lake.
The Blue Jays fired 68 shots on Devils Lake goaltenders Emma Danielson and Brianna Holtz. The duo was able to turn away 62 of those shots, but six found the back of the net as the Jays shutout the Firebirds 6-0.
“We were buzzing pretty good tonight,” JHS coach Brad Schaack said. “It would have been nice to put more (pucks) in the net. But to shoot (68) shots, you can’t complain about that.”
Jamestown eighth-grade forward Elly Millender accounted for three of Jamestown’s goals for a hat trick. Millender scored a goal in each period, with the latter two coming with the Jays up a skater, as she now has 11 goals on the season.
“Our power play looked good tonight. We showed patience for once,” coach Schaack said. “All facets of the game looked good.”
The Firebirds piled on the penalties late and finished with nine in the game. All four of Jamestown’s final goals came on the power play.
Jamestown goalie Carissa Finck picked up 14 saves in the shutout.
“I told the girls (Devils Lake) was probably going to get a little chippy in the third, and they did,” Schaack said. “All and all, we kept our heads … it was a good showing for the girls.”
Jamestown’s Amber Schaack kept her season-long scoring streak alive with a pair of goals (38 on the season) and an assist (10), which gives her 48 total points on the season. Haley Hillstrom, an eight-grade defenseman, also picked up her second goal of the season.
The Jays (17-5 overall) pushed their current winning streak to seven games. The team will polish off the regular season on Friday at No. 1 West Fargo.
“Obviously it’s tough going from here on out,” Schaack said. “It will be nice to play West Fargo before state and see where we stand.”
Jamestown 6, Devils Lake 0
Jamestown 2 2 2 — 6
Devils Lake 0 0 0 — 0
1, J, Amber Schaack (Haley Hillstrom, Larissa Wiest), 2:33; 2, J, Elly Millender (Ally Dion).
3, J, Schaack (Steph Kamlitz, Millender), 10:30 (PP); 4, J, Millender (Schaack, S. Kamlitz), 2:57 (PP).
5, J, Millender (S. Kamlitz), 5:22 (PP); 6, J, Haley Hillstrom (Torri Kamlitz, Dion), 2:17 (PP).
Goalie saves: J, Carissa Finck 7-3-4—14; DL, Emma Danielson 15-27-14—56; Brinna Holtz x-x-6—6.
Penalties: J, 2 for 4 minutes; DL, 9 for 18 minutes.
Records: Jamestown 17-5, 15-4 state; Devils Lake 2-18, 2-18 state.
Sun sports writer Michael Savaloja can be reached at (701) 952-8461 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org