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Blades sweep three games at Crosby Jamboree

Langdon is now 6-1 on the season; Peyton Ullyott scores 6 times against Richland

The good times keep on coming for the Langdon Blades junior gold hockey team. They played three games at a jamboree in Crosby Dec. 14-16.

By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer

They won all three games, beating Watford City 3-1, Richland 14-6 and Crosby 6-5. With the wins the Blades are now are an impressive 6-1 on the season in the North Dakota league, and their next games are two exhibition match ups at MacGregor, MB on Dec. 29-30.

Starting off their three games at the Crosby Jamboree, the Blades faced off against Watford City on Dec. 14. Senior goalie Alex Gronhovd had a fantastic night between the pipes, stopping 43 of the Oilers 44 shots on goal. Offensively Langdon had a tough time getting goals in a physical game, but thanks to Gronhovd they didn’t need many. Peyton Ullyott scored one goal in each of the first two periods unassisted, then Andy Muhs put in an insurance goal in the third on an assist by Sid Ullyott. Watford City scored with just over half way through the third period, but could get no closer. The Oilers out shot the Blades 44-32 in the contest.

Offense and plenty of it was the strength of the Blades in their game with the Richland Rangers on Dec. 15. Peyton Ullyott had the best game of the career for Langdon, putting the puck in the net six times (!), including four in the second period alone to get a double hat trick. Isak Dease had two first period goals for the Blades, while Andy Muhs also scored two goals plus one each for Hunter Feil and Travis Johnson. Sid Ullyott led the team in assists with four. Langdon outshot Richland 51-30 with Gronhovd coming up with 24 saves.

The final game of the jamboree was the most exciting against Crosby on Dec. 16. Langdon scored the first three goals of the game, two from Peyton Ullyott and one by Tanner Olson with Sid Ullyott getting one assist. The Comets scored twice in the second to cut the lead to one, but the Blades got those right back on a power play goal from Dease and another from Olson. Peyton got another hat trick with a score in the second period to give the Blades a 6-3 lead. Crosby would cut that to a one goal game early in the third, but Logan Harder was in the net for this game for the Blades, and he held up down the stretch to get the win. Langdon out shot the Comets 44-21.