A new team in the North Dakota junior gold league this year is Northwood, entering the league for the first time ever.
By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer
They knew that they were most likely going to take their licks in their inaugural season, and that’s what happened when they traveled to Langdon to play the Blades on Dec. 8 at Dakota Spirit Arena. Though Northwood made a game of it for the first period and a half, the Blades scored seven third period goals to win handily, 12-3.
The Blades out shot the Ice Storm by an incredible 69-27 margin. Sid Ullyott set the tone with two first period goals, the second assisted by Isak Dease. After Northwood got on the board at the start of the second, Peyton Ullyott, Andy Muhs and Hunter Feil all scored to make a 5-1 Blades lead after two periods. Dease, Sid Ullyott and Zack Rostvet each collected an assist.
In the third period, the doors swung wide for the Blades, as Feil and Peyton Ullyott each had two goals to get hat tricks, while Sid Ullyott had one goal to also get the hat trick honor. Also joining the third period goal party were Dease and Travis Johnson. Peyton and Sid Ullyott each had an assist in the frame along with Tanner Olson.
Dease had three assists in the game to get a playmaker. Logan Harder played the entire game between the pipes, getting the win with 24 saves.