Blue Jays Roundup: Hockey comes up just short of Demons

The Jamestown High School boys hockey team hosted Bismarck High Dec. 9.

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Jamestown's Nolan Nenow guides the puck near the boards at John L. Wilson Arena. John M. Steiner / The Jamestown Sun

The puck found the net twice in the third period but Matt Stockert's crew couldn't bounce it in a third time to force overtime Thursday evening.

Jamestown suffered its first loss this season, dropping 4-3 to Bismarck High at Wilson Arena. The WDA matchup was the Jays' lone game for the week. Stocert's squad will be back in action next Thursday, hosting Bismarck Century at 7:30 p.m.

BHS got things started in the opening period with Dawson Lentz tapping one past Brode Hillstrom off an assist from Remington Richardson. The 1-0 score held until Gavin Rader made a shot on Hillstrom with 5:34 gone in the second.

Braxton Jorissen and Hunter Nelson went to work to get the Jays back into the game. Late in the second, Jorissen knocked one past Bismarck goalie, Carter Schafer, to come within one. Nelson got the assist on the goal.

The Demons knocked in their third and fourth goals less than one minute apart from each other in the third, giving Jamestown time to work down the stretch.


Conner McLachlan and Joe Cummings made it 4-3 Demons, but unfortunately for the home team, time expired before they could slide another in. Schafer had 34 saves for BHS while Hillstrom kept 18 out of the net.

Bismarck 4, Jamestown 3

BHS 1 2 2 -- 4

JHS 0 1 2 -- 3


First period: 1. BHS, Dawson Lentz (Remmington Richardson), 11:36.

Second period: 2. BHS, Owen Haase (Brady Korsmo, Hunter Acker), 5:34; 3. JHS, Braxton Jorissen (Hunter Nelson), 12:41.

Third period: 4. BHS, Gavin Rader (Ethan Wood), 11:42; 5. Dawson Lentz (unassisted), 12:18; 6. JHS, Conner McLachlan (Nolan Nenow, Brooks Roaldson), 14:25; 7. JHS, Joe Cummings (Gavin Gerhardt, Nelson), 15:13.


Goalie saves: BHS, Schafer 9-14-11--34; JHS, Brode Hillstrom 3-6-9--18.

Penalties: BHS 5 for 13 minutes; JHS 5 for 10 minutes.

Katie Ringer is a sports reporter for the Jamestown Sun. Katie joined the Sun staff in the summer of 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in journalism. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 701-952-8460.
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