A rough second period Tuesday night at John L. Wilson Arena spelled trouble for the Jamestown High School boys hockey team.

The Blue Jays were whistled for six minor infractions while visiting Mandan buried five goals -- four of them consecutively -- en route to a 6-3 Braves victory over the Jays. Jamestown committed nine minor penalties all told, having roughly averaged just four penalties per night through the first 18 games of the season.

"In the grand scheme of things you just need to fight through the adversity of things not going your own way and we, unfortunately, didn't do that in the second period tonight," said Jamestown boys hockey coach Matt Stockert. "I think we took more penalties in tonight's game than we have in, like, the last five combined.

"It's obviously not the team that we are and not the team that we want to be, and it was a big part of the reason why we ended up losing 6-3 tonight."

Jamestown's Alex Stockert reaches out attempting to stop a puck that flies by during hockey action against Mandan Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at John L. Wilson Arena. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Jamestown's Alex Stockert reaches out attempting to stop a puck that flies by during hockey action against Mandan Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at John L. Wilson Arena. John M. Steiner / The Sun

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After a scoreless opening 17 minutes, Mandan senior Carter Berger kicked off the scoring just over a minute into the second. It was the first of seven goals scored before the third.

The Jays' leading scorer, freshman Nolan Nenow, lit the lamp for a 19th time this season, leveling the score at 1-1 at 5:19, but the first of four straight Mandan tallies came at 7:52. The Jays were called for a pair of roughing minors in the frame, to go along with a hook, a trip, a slash, and a two-minute interference.

The Jays' Jace Thompson scored the seventh goal of the second, as Jamestown went into the final intermission trailing 5-2. Nenow scored No. 20 four minutes into the third to get JHS to within 5-3, but Mandan's Drew Condon answered three minutes later to cap the night's scoring.

Blue Jay goalie, and Valley City State University football recruit, Riley Gerhardt stopped 42 of the 48 shots he faced on goal. Jamestown hit the mark 32 times on the other end.

Jamestown (11-8-0, 7-8-0 West) will close the regular season Friday at Bismarck High (7-12-0, 6-6-0), while Mandan (10-10-0, 8-7-0) finishes Thursday hosting Hazen/Beulah (2-15-0, 0-10-0). The West Region tournament begins on Feb. 20 at Bismarck's VFW Sports Center, and Jamestown will more than likely face Mandan again in the No. 4 vs. No. 5 quarterfinal pairing.

Bismarck, the Jays' opponent Friday, topped JHS 6-2 at Wilson Arena back on Dec. 12.

"Like I told the boys after the game tonight," Stockert said. "We just turn around and get better tomorrow and better on Thursday (in practice) and get ready to beat Bismarck High on Friday. And, No. 2, we'll probably more than likely see Mandan again.

"Win or lose, we'll see where we're at at the end and see what ends up happening for next Thursday (Feb. 20)."

Mandan 6, Jamestown 3

The Jamestown High School girls hockey team fell at Mandan 6-3 on Tuesday.

A flurry of four Mandan goals in the second had Jamestown trailing 5-2 after two periods. Kaycee Johnson and Ella Roaldson scored Jamestown's goals. Roaldson scored once in the second and again in the third, giving the junior forward 16 goals on the season.

The Jays' Ericka Anderson made 21 saves, as Mandan outshot the Jays 27-24.

Jamestown has four regular-season games remaining and will host Dickinson on Friday. The Blue Jays trail West Fargo United by 12 points for the eighth and final state tournament position with 15 possible points left to gain.


Mandan 6, Jamestown 3

MHS 0 5 1 -- 6

JHS 0 2 1 -- 3


Second period

1. M, Carter Berger (Colby Kramer), 1:02; 2. J, Nolan Nenow (Jace Thompson), 5:19; 3. M, 7:52; 4., M, Nate Lillis (Josh Moe, Olin Halstengard), 9:09; 5. M, Berger, 9:39; 6. M, Parker Zander (Berger), 11:20; 7. J, Thompson (Conner McLachlan), 16:07.

Third period

8. J, Nenow (Thompson), 4:10; 9. M, Drew Condon (Justus Sayler, Lillis), 7:12.

Goalie saves: M, Zane Clausen 9-11-9-29. J, Riley Gerhardt 12-22-8--42.

Penalties: M, 7 for 14 minutes. J, 9 for 18 minutes.

Records: Mandan 10-10-0, 8-7-0. Jamestown 11-8-0, 7-8-0.


Mandan 6, Jamestown 3

GF 1 4 1 -- 6

JHS 0 2 1 -- 3


First period

1. M, Justyne Mehlhoff (Belle Holle) 6:40.

Second period

2. J, Kaycee Johnson (Ella Roaldson) 2:00, PP; 3. M, Madison Hertzy, PP, 2:44; 4. M, Kenlee Edland, 11:09; 5. M, McKenzie Bennett, 11:58; 6. J, Roaldson (Abby Grounds), 13:31; 7. M, Ana Ross, 16:47.

Third period

8. M, Ross, 16:47, SH; 9. J, Roaldson (Ashlyn Schauer), 8:13, PP.

Goalie saves: J, Erika Anderson 5-5-11--21. M, Jayli Wandler 7-3-11--21.

Penalites: M, 4 for 8 minutes. J, 2 for 4 minutes.

Records: Mandan 9-11-0, 6-11-0 state. Jamestown 6-12-0, 4-9-0.