Even after a whole weekend of hockey, the Jays were still coming out to play.
"Aside from the first shift, we went to work," Jamestown High School boys head hockey coach Matt Stockert said. "Tonight was a 'we' win. It took nine forwards, five defense and a goalie to win a hockey game tonight."
The Jamestown High School boys hockey team defeated Dickinson 5-2 Tuesday night at Wilson Arena. The team improved to 8-6-0 and Dickinson will head west with a 7-6 record in hand.
It was a battle from the beginning with a goal from the orange and black with just 29 seconds gone. Evan Groll found the back of the net off an assist from Landon Aman putting the Midgets up 1-0. Dickinson nearly scored goal No. 2 of the first with eight minutes to play but a powerful stop from senior Blue Jay netminder Riley Gerhardt kept the lead to one.
At least until the Blue Jays gained control of the puck.
The Jays kept it physical shooting on Dickinson netminder Jayce Concha 11 times in the first. Concha let one biscuit escape with 1:48 left to play to tie the game at 1 apiece. The goal, by Hunter Nelson, was the sophomore's 14th of the season. Nelson has recorded 21 points on the season.
The Midgets previously defeated Jamestown 5-1 on Jan 11 due in part to the loss of junior forward Jace Thompson early on in the matchup. Stockert said the loss of Thompson for a game affected the Jays' rhythm and limited scoring opportunities. Headed into the second two frames on Tuesday, Stockert and his squad found the groove.
"Tonight you could kind of see what we are going to look like," Stockert said. "Hopefully we can get fully healthy and get another body back here eventually and punch the clock and go to work."
The Jays came out ready to go to start the second but the Midgets were the ones who took control. Groll drilled an unassisted goal behind Gerhardt to make it a 2-1 game. The lead did not last as long as Dickinson would have liked.
Nelson was the one to respond for the Jays tallying the Jays' second of the game and his 15th of the season. Nelson sits tied in total goals with leading scorer Nolan Nenow.
"When Hunter moves his feet and goes really hard, Hunter is a really good hockey player," Stockert said. "He shoots a heavy puck when he gets the puck on his stick and it's not easy for a goaltender to pick up heavy pucks like that and I think overall it's just nice to see."
Senior captain Tommy Falk gave the Jays a 4-2 advantage scoring twice in the third period for a total of nine goals on the season. Nenow ended the scoring runs with 59 seconds off an empty netter.
The Jays will remain at home for the rest of this week. The team will host Williston on Saturday at 4:15 p.m.
Jamestown 5, Dickinson 2
DHS 1 1 0 -- 2
JHS 1 1 3 -- 5
1. DHS, Evan Groll (Landon Aman), 0:29. 2. JHS, Hunter Nelson (Jace Thompson), 15:12.
3. DHS, Groll (unassisted), 4:18. 4. JHS, Nelson (Nolan Nenow), 5:56.
5. JHS, Tommy Falk (Nenow), 10:27. 6. JHS, Falk (Cooper Allen), 15:30. 7. JHS, Nenow (Jacoby Nold), 16:01.
Saves: DHS, Jayce Concha, 10-13-x--23, JHS, Riley Gerhardt, 10-9-x--19.
Penalties: DHS 6 for 12 minutes, JHS 5 for 10 minutes.
Records: Jamestown 8-6-0, Dickinson 6-7-0.
Blue Jays fall to Eagles
The Jamestown High School girls hockey team fell 9-1 to Fargo Davies Tuesday night at Scheels Arena. Bernadette Belzer was the Blue Jay who found the mesh off an assist from freshman Alexis Kirkeby. The goal was Belzer's second of the season and Kirkeby sits second in total points for the Blue Jays. The freshman has totaled 10 on the season.
With the loss to Fargo Davies, Jamestown now sits at 4-9-0 and 2-5-0 in the conference standings. The team will travel to Bismarck on Friday to take on Bismarck High. The faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Fargo Davies 9, Jamestown 1
JHS 1 0 0 -- 1
FD 4 2 3 -- 9
1. FD, Mathilde Vetter (unassisted), 6:06. 2. FD, Faith Morris (Maddy Green), 8:54. 3. JHS, Bernadette Belzer (Alexis Kirkeby), 10:32. 4. FD, Green (Morgan Sauvageau, Kaia Johnson), 13:24. 5. FD, Josie Froslie (Sage Kracke, Morris), 16:36.
6. FD, Froslie (Morris, Kracke), 11:14. 7. FD, Olivia Beaton (Paige Hanson), 14:35.
8. FD, Hanson (unassisted), 3:47. 9. FD, Johnson (Olivia Opheim, Sauvageau), 6:45. 10. FD, Taylor Klassen (Olivia Drake, Emme Schmidt), 16:46.
Saves: JHS, Erika Anderson 14-5-7--26; FD, Kennedy Cook 3-8-0, Ashli Johnson 0-0-5.
Penalties: JHS 0 for 0 minutes, Fargo Davies 1 for 2 minutes.
Records: Fargo Davies 11-0, Jamestown 4-9.