Blue Jays Roundup: Mandan skates past girls hockey

The Jamestown High School girls hockey team was in action on Jan. 5.

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Jamestown's Savannah Potratz (11) controls the puck as Brenna Bauman (15) of Mandan approaches from behind.
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JAMESTOWN — Andy Fitzgerald and the Blue Jays are starting off the January grind with a couple of tough matchups but they are battling to the end.

The Jays dropped 5-2 to Mandan Thursday evening. The loss puts them at 2-7 in the state standings and 3-7 overall. The Jays have got West Fargo United on Tuesday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m at Wilson Arena.

Mandan jumped out to a 3-0 start but senior captain Bernadette Belzer cut the lead to two with a goal scored off an assist from Ellie Krueger to make it 3-1 Mandan.

Krueger followed up her assist with a goal to make it 3-2 Braves. Mandan capped off the night with two more goals to end it 5-2.

Parents of Bismarck High School basketball players said no action was taken when the Jamestown student section acted out during the Jan. 31 game.

Mandan 5, Jamestown 2


MAN 1 2 2 — 5

JHS 0 1 1 — 2


First period

1. MAN, Mikayla Fleck (Mckenzie Yantzer, Madison Hertz), 13:28.

Second period

2. MAN, Hertz (Fleck, Yantzer), 2:18; 3. MAN, Hertz (unassisted), 6:55; 4. JHS, Bernadette Belzer (Ellie Krueger), 11:06.

Third period


5. JHS, Krueger (Belzer, Mazie Ludwig), 4:37; 6. MAN, Kenlee Edland (K. Gerhardt, Afton Leingang), 7:55; 7. MAN, Tayah Myhre (unassisted), 13:25.

Goalie saves: Mandan, Keiley Bures, 8-6-6— 20; Jamestown 14-15-13—42.

Penalties: Mandan 4 for 11 minutes; Jamestown 3 for 6 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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