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Blades rout Grand Forks Red 8-0 for second league win

The Langdon Blades junior gold hockey team had one game in their North Dakota league over the holiday break, at home versus the Grand Forks Stallions Red team at Dakota Spirit Arena on Dec. 31. The Blades put together a huge offensive performance to win the game 8-0. That win puts the Blades North Dakota league record at 2-4. They will hope to continue that momentum into their next three games out at west at Crosby, Watford City and Richland Jan. 5-7. The Blades will then play in a Grand Forks tournament going on Jan. 12-14. Langdon also played two Canadian league games, hosting Brandon, MB on Dec. 29-30, winning the first game 6-5, then losing the second 7-6 in overtime.
Grand Forks has two junior gold teams this year, and the younger and more inexperienced squad is the Red team, and it showed against the Blades. Langdon went on the attack right away, as Cooper Zimmer scored just 35 seconds into the contest on assists from Peyton Ullyott and Isak Dease. Wyatt Rieder scored later in the first on a power play assisted by Blake Gellner and Andy Muhs, which was followed by an unassisted goal by Hunter Feil.
The second saw three more Langdon goals, with Muhs and Dease lighting the lamp along with Blake Gellner. Zimmer, Ullyott and Danny Muhs were credited with assists.
With the running clock making the third period go very quickly, the Blades still got in two more goals from Zimmer and Kellen Roder to make the final score 8-0. Travis Johnson had an assist on the Roder score.
Langdon outshot Grand Forks Red 60-22 in the game, with Blades goalie Logan Harder notching the shutout with all 22 saves.


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