Corey Nelson’s hat trick and five total points on Friday night helped the Jamestown High School boys hockey team to its second straight victory to start the season.

The Blue Jays cruised to a 7-2 West Region victory over Bottineau/Rugby in Rugby, outshooting their opponent 56-33 in the process. Nelson lit the lamp twice in a three-goal first period for the Jays.

“Once we got one, I don’t know, there’s a switch that went on or something,” said JHS boys hockey coach Matt Stockert. “Coming out in the second period the switch was on still.”

Nelson scored the hat trick less than a minute into the second. Tommy Falk also tallied in the frame assisted by Jace Thompson. Thompson tallied a goal and four assists.

Hunter Nelson also lit the lamp two times for Jamestown, who received 31 saves from goalie Riley Gerhardt.

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“It’s kinda spread out a little bit, especially the way we had the lines running tonight,” Stockert said. “It wasn’t our typical lineup we’d normally throw at somebody, so it’s good to see kids jumping in.”

Jamestown’s Michael Mahoney suffered a season-ending injury in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over Devils Lake, Alex Stockert was at home sick, while Nolan Nenow played only a period because of the flu-bug.

“Braden Gahner stepped in and played a good game, and Kody Krause stepped in and played a good game and Thomas Pfeifer stepped in and played a good one, as did Zach Lunde,” Stockert said. “We utilized a lot of different bodies tonight and got the job done on night one of two.”

The Blue Jays (2-0-0, 1-0-0 West Region) are at Hazen/Beulah (0-3-0, 0-2-0) in Beulah tomorrow (Dec. 7).

Jamestown 7, Bottineau/Rugby 2

JHS 3 2 3 -- 7

BR 1 0 1 -- 2


First period

1. BR, Riley Rybchinski (Ian Amsbaugh), 11:36. 2. J, Cory Nelson (Jace Thompson), 3:32; 3. J, C. Nelson (Thompson) ) 0:34. 4. J, Hunter Nelson (Nolan Nenow, Joe Cummings), 0:13).

Second period

5. J, C. Nelson (Tommy Falk), 16:30; 6. J, Falk (Thompson), 8:30.

Third period

7. J, Thompson (C. Nelson), 9:51; 7. BR, Amsbaugh (unassisted), 3:40; 8. J, H. Nelson (C. Nelson, Thompson), 3:06.

Goalie saves: J, Riley Gerhardt 13-11-7--31. BR, Tyler Olson 15-16-18--49.

Penalties: J, 4 for 8 minutes. BR, 5 for 10 minutes.

Records: Jamestown 2-0-0, 1-0-0 West Region. Bottineau/Rugby 1-1-0, 0-1-0.

Girls basketball

ELL 30, SB 24

Ellendale improved to 2-0 on the young Class B girls basketball season with a six-point defensive victory over visiting South Border on Friday night in Ellendale.

Abigail Molan led all scorers for the Cardinals with 16 points. The Mustangs (1-2) received a team-high nine points from Reagen Gross.

Ellendale 30, South Border 24

SB 2 8 6 8 -- 24

ELL 6 14 4 6 -- 30

SB -- Nicole Schmidt 9, Reagen Gross 5, Lauren Fandrich 5, Hannah Van Gorkom 3, Emily Jochim 2. Totals: 7 FG, 8-10 FTs, 13 Fouls. 3-pointers: Fandrich, Schmidt.

ELL -- Abigail Molan 16, Calli Hauck 9, Abigail Peterson 2, Mackenzie Thorpe 2, Chloe Bollinger 1. Totals: 13 FG, 4-7 FTs, 10 fouls. 3-pointers: none.

Records: Ellendale 2-0. South Border 1-2.