JAMESTOWN, N.D. — On Saturday night, the temperature in Jamestown was 2 degrees. The wind chill was minus-11 degrees.
But the high school hockey teams that comprised the annual Hockey Day North Dakota weren’t complaining.
Outdoor hockey was showcased in North Dakota on a day that was cold with snow showers. But the games went on anyway and it was a good day for Grand Forks Central and Grand Forks Red River.
Both came away with convincing wins.
Central downed Bismarck Century 4-1 while Red River – the top-ranked team in the state – rolled to an 8-0 win over Bismarck High 8-0.
In the Central win, the Knights received goals from Cade Lindseth, Caden Johansen, who scored his first career goal, Dominic Gerszewski and Conner Litzinger.
The Knights outshot the Demons 35-13.
Central improved to 8-5 on the season while Century dropped to 3-11.
Red River, meanwhile, scored four goals in the third period to overwhelm the Demons
Red River went up 3-0 after one period on goals from Luc Bydal, Carson Skarperud and Cooper Freije. Garrett Eickman made it 4-0 on the only goal of the second period.
The Riders outshot Bismarck 42-4.
Red River improved to 13-2 while Bismarck dropped to 6-9.
The two Grand Forks-Bismarck games originally were scheduled to be played over the Christmas break in Grand Forks but were moved to Jamestown as part of the Hockey Day North Dakota festivities.
1/16: Hockey fans brave sub-zero windchill at Hockey Day in Jamestown, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
2/16: Grand Forks Red River players gather around a fire Saturday afternoon at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
3/16: Hockey Day ND workers clear the ice between periods Saturday during Grand Forks Central's game against Bismarck Century at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
4/16: Grand Forks Central goalie Jaxson Washburn looks down ice as snow flurries swirl during the Knights' game against Bismarck Century Saturday in Jamestown.
5/16: Grand Forks Red River's Dillon Jackson looks to get his stick on the puck against Bismarck High Saturday.
6/16: Grand Forks Central's Cade Lindseth (8) and teammates celebrate a goal in the third period against Bismarck Century Saturday in Jamestown.
7/16: Grand Forks Red River's Carson Skarperud and linemates skate to the bench after scoring in the first period against Bismarck High Saturday in Jamestown.
8/16: Grand Forks Central's Jacob Gerszewski keeps an eye on the puck late in their game against Bismarck Century Saturday at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
9/16: Red River's Mason Stroh skates with the puck away from Bismarck's Gavin Rader in the first period of their game Saturday in Jamestown.
10/16: Bismarck Century's Alek Fosland and Grand Forks Central's Colton Bjorge work for position Saturday at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
11/16: Bismarck Century's Casey Odegaard (29) wears a layer of fresh snow during their game with Grand Forks Central Saturday at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
12/16: Grand Forks Central players celebrate an early goal against Bismarck Century during their game Saturday, January 22, 2022 in Jamestown.
13/16: Bismarck Century's Kade Orstad goes into the team's portable locker room in a semi-trailer between periods Saturday at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
14/16: Red River's Wyatt LeDuc celebrates a Roughrider goal with teammates in the first period of their game against Bismarck High Saturday at Hockey Day in Jamestown.
15/16: Grand Forks Central's Caden Johansen gets his stick on the puck as Bismarck Century's Riley Vander Laan looks on during hockey day in Jamestown.
16/16: A light snow falls during Grand Forks Red River's game against Bismarck High Saturday in Jamestown.