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Chris Sigurdson scored two goals as Fargo Davies beat Minot 6-2 today in the first round of the North Dakota state boys hockey tournament at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Recap and box score will follow at GrandForksHerald.com.
Going up against a heavy favorite, Jamestown coach Matt Stockert knew his team needed a favorable bounce or two. Instead, the Blue Jays were on the wrong end of the puck luck and not much else went right for the No. 4 seed from the West Region. Grand Forks Red River leading scorer Jacob Benson bounced a centering pass off a Jamestown defender in the first period for his first of two goals as the Roughriders beat the Blue Jays 6-0 on Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota state boys hockey tournament. No. 1 seed Red River plays Fargo Davies at 6:30 p.m.
With Blizzard Dolley rolling through the area Monday, Grafton-Park River forward Jade Miller was stranded in Grand Forks. With school cancelled and road conditions poor, Miller remained in town and stayed with his good friend -- Grand Forks Red River forward Jacob Benson. So three days before the North Dakota state boys hockey tournament, the top two scorers in the East Region were under the same roof. "That's probably the last time we'll talk before state," Benson said. "And maybe the last time for a while, depending on the outcome." Benson and Miller are juniors; both wear No.
UND athletics took its basketball radio broadcasts in-house five years ago, meaning the university was in charge of selling the advertising and providing the on-air talent for its men's games. That means men's basketball play-by-play radio announcer Paul Ralston has an office in the Hyslop Sports Center and his title also is that of director of broadcast properties.
There are many years the North Dakota state boys hockey tournament begins with a runaway favorite, usually the No. 1 seed in the East Region. This year's version, however, is as up for grabs as any in recent memory. Grand Forks Red River, which has won seven titles in the last 15 years, certainly doesn't sound too comfortable. "It puts you on your toes," Red River coach Bill Chase said. "Everyone has beaten us. You've got to be ready no matter who you play. I like that." Follow along with these twists and turns: • East Region No.
For college baseball teams in cold weather areas of the country, there are a number of different ways to tackle early season scheduling. This season, North Dakota will take advantage of the Metrodome in Minneapolis. UND has 12 games slated for the former home of the Minnesota Twins. "We've toyed with our schedule every year since I've been here," UND coach Jeff Dodson said.
After the East Region championship game Saturday, Grand Forks Red River coach Bill Chase addressed his team and finished with a short message. Stay on a roll. The Roughriders capped an impressive region tournament with a 6-3 victory over Grafton-Park River in the title game at Purpur Arena. The Riders, who came into the tournament as the No. 2 seed, scored 19 goals in three tournament games. "We're playing the best hockey we have all year," said Red River freshman forward Matt Christian, who had two goals against the Spoilers. Red River will take the East's No.
In its third year of existence, the Fargo Davies boys hockey team earned the No. 1 seed in the East Region tournament for the first time. Thanks to a big third period on Saturday afternoon at Purpur Arena, the Eagles won't have to remember that milestone for the wrong reasons. Davies used third-period goals from Cole Wurzer, Trevor Swangler and Chris Sigurdson to avoid an upset and knock off No. 6 seed Grand Forks Central 4-2 in a state-qualifying game. Davies (19-5) will be the East Region's No.
After a loss in the semifinals of the East Region boys hockey tournament, Fargo North coach Rob Aasand voiced his displeasure with his team leaders. A day later, his Spartans responded. North scored three times in the second period and allowed just five shots on net through the first 34 minutes as the Spartans beat Fargo South/Shanley 4-0 in a state-qualifying game at the region tournament at Purpur Arena on Saturday. "Everyone came together and gave it a total team effort," Aasand said.
The start to the East Region boys hockey tournament semifinal between Grand Forks Red River and Fargo North was pushed back until about 9 p.m. since the first semifinal went into double overtime. The delay didn't bother the Roughriders. Red River used a dominant first period and two goals and an assist from Jacob Benson to knock off the Spartans 6-3 on Friday night at Purpur Arena. The No. 2-seeded Riders, who improved 17-5-1, will play Grafton-Park River in tonight's 5:30 p.m. region championship. The No.