Blue Jays hockey take down Williston 3-1

The Blue Jays have now won six consecutive games against Williston.

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Sheyenne's Cullen McCarthy (8) encroaches on Zach Lunde (29) of Jamestown during Blue Jay hockey action at Wilson Arena. John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown High School boys hockey team looked to bounce back with a trip to Williston on Thursday, Dec. 30. The Blue Jays (5-3) put an end to their two game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Coyotes (3-3). The Coyotes netminder, Mason Haugenoe played well in this game, saving 37 of the 40 shots he faced. On the other side, Brode Hillstrom withstood a 16 shot barrage in the third period to help the Blue Jays get the two goal win. The win sees the Blue Jays winning streak against the Coyotes go to six games.

The Blue Jays started the game on the front foot with Nolan Nenow making it 1-0, at the 7:19 mark of the opening period. The teams would remain like that until late in the second when Brooks Roaldson took a pass from Hunter Nelson and slotted it home to put the Blue Jays up 2-0. At the 6:02 mark of the third period, the Coyotes would get on the board thanks to Justin Heller. The Blue Jays would get sustained zone time and Zach Lunde was the beneficiary putting his team ahead 3-1 at the 15:43 mark of the third.

The Blue Jays peppered Haugenoe with shots in the second period, forcing him to make 18 saves on 19 shots. Both teams struggled with discipline in this game, as the Coyotes had four penalties and the Blue Jays had three. After the Blue Jays lost 8-1 on Tuesday, Dec. 21, head coach Matt Stockert said that they knew they needed to come into this game with a better effort.

“We admitted to ourselves a few days later that that's who we don’t want to be,” Stockert said. “We had a good, hard practice, played the next day against Williston, and showed ourselves we can play 51 minutes the right way. We did a lot of things the right way in the win. So, having the outcome be a W will be enough confidence to keep pushing forward.”

The Blue Jays hit the ice again at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, when they welcome in Bottineau. The Coyotes attempt to get back in the win column at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, when they go to Bottineau.


JHS 3, WHS 1

JHS: 1 1 1–3

WHS: 0 0 1–1


First period:

JHS: Nolan Nenow, 7:19

Second period:

JHS: Brooks Roaldson, 15:57


Third period:

WHS: Justin Heller, 6:02

JHS: Tyson Jorissen, 15:43

Saves leaders:

JHS: Brode HIllstrom, 31

WHS: Mason Haugenoe, 37

Team shots:

JHS: 40


WHS: 32

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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