Blue Jays struggles in 8-1 loss to Sheyenne
The boys struggled while the girls team dominated Devils Lake 10-1
The West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs came in to John L. Wilson Arena and Cooper Clouse’s career day sees them leaving 8-1 winners over the Jamestown High School Blue Jays. The Mustangs’ (3-5) Clouse scored four goals in the game. The Blue Jays (4-3) have now lost two in a row for the first time since earlier this year from Feb.16-18.
The Blue Jays turned it over in their own zone with 10:25 to go and Clouse raised the puck up from the slot and past Brode Hillstrom to make it 1-0 in favor of the Mustangs.
The Mustangs’ Carson Teckenburg got in on goal and managed to stick it in the short side with 6:03 to go in the opening period to double their lead. The Blue Jays went back on the power play with 4:37 to go in the first period. The Blue Jays’ Hunter Nelson took a wrist shot from the point that found an opening and made the score 2-1 with just under four minutes to go.
After the Mustangs’ Kailen Mathern put his team on four minute kill, the Mustangs scored the shorthanded goal with 14.6 to go in the first period on a give and go from Cooper Clouse to Jack Belisle to make it a 3-1 game .
The Mustangs’ Mattern took a shot that bounced off Hillstrom and in to make it 4-1 with 7:20 to go in the second period. Clouse took a shot in front that hit the twine to make it a 5-1 game.
The Blue Jays’ Aiden Heinle got a chance in front but it was defended down the ice by the Mustangs. The Mustangs’ Clouse was left all alone in front and put it stick side with 7:33 to go to make it a 6-1 game. The Mustangs’ Clouse pocketed his fourth of the night with 4:18 to go after picking up a rebound and putting in a wide open net to make it a 7-1 game. With 2:11 to go, Kian Hannestad cleaned up a rebound to make it an 8-1 game.
Blue Jays head coach Matt Stockert said that he wasn’t happy with his team’s mentality in this game.
“I think in this situation, we have some kids that are out,” Stockert said. “We have some kids that aren’t feeling well. But, that doesn’t take away the fact that kids need to put the hard hat on and go to work and have that mentality. That’s a little bit of the frustrating part right now but I’m happy to hear the conversations that are being had in there right now …. Tonight unfortunately the kids decided for whatever reason they were going to get pushed a little bit and not push back. So, hopefully there will be a lesson to be learned here and if they can walk out of here tonight learning a lesson, that hey we’re not going to be pushed around, we’re going to be the pushees, I think that is a good conversation to have.”
The Blue Jays are back in action at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 when they go to Williston. THe Mustangs are back in action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, when they face Mandan.
Before the game against Williston, the Blue Jays will continue their annual two-day tournament, the “Christmas Cup” on Dec. 22 and 23.
“We do something different every year. Every year we call it the Christmas Cup and it’s a two day event,” Stockert said. “We break the kids up into teams, and we play for a trophy and it’s kind of fun. It brings the kids together a little bit, some years we have Christmas dinner. We’ll go out to eat for dinner and have a little fun that way.”
WFS 8, JHS 1
WFS: 3 2 3–8
JHS: 1 0 0–1
WFS: Cooper Clouse, 6:35
WFS: Carson Teckenburg, 10:57
JHS: Hunter Nelson, 13:02
WFS: Jack Belisle, 16:46
WFS: Kailen Mattern, 9:40
WFS: Clouse (2), 15:46
WFS: Clouse (3), 9:27
WFS: Clouse (4), 12:42
WFS: Kian Hannestad, 14:35
WFS: Riley Swanson, 19
JHS: Brode Hillstrom 41
Blue Jays girls hockey drown Devils Lake
The Jamestown High School girls hockey team were also in action and they used a seven goal second period to beat the Devils Lake Firebirds 10-1. The Blue Jays’ (4-3) Alexis Kirkeby scored a hat trick in the win. The Firebirds (0-7) had 12 shots on goal in the last two periods.
The Blue Jays opened the scoring at the 5:43 mark of the first period when Kirkeby scored to put her team up 1-0. The team would put seven on the board in the second period starting at the 5:12 mark when Hannah Soulis put it in to double the Jays lead. The only Firebirds goal of the night would be scored by Ashlyn Abrahamson at the 9:21 mark of the third period to make it an 8-1 game.
JHS 10, DL 1
JHS: 1 7 2—10
DL: 0 0 1—1
JHS: Alexis Kirkeby, 5:43
JHS: Hannah Soulis, 5:12
JHS: Arya Mickelson, 6:23
JHS: Kirkeby (2), 9:07
JHS: Ellie Krueger, 9:38
JHS: Kirkeby (3), 12:13
JHS: Peighton Walker, 13:21
JHS: Soulis (2), 16:00
DL: Ashlyn Abrahamson, 9:21
JHS: Krueger (2), 12:11
JHS: Mickelson (2), 16:19
JHS: Olivia Sorlie, 16
DL: Rachel Alexander, 27