Blades girls split two games with B-W, Grand Forks

As we have been saying all season, the Langdon Blades girls hockey team has been a competitive group all season, and they were trying to translate that into a couple of wins when they played two league games at home versus Breckenridge-Wahpeton on January 12 and at Grand Forks on January 13.

Langdon lost in overtime to the BW Blades 4-3 then played well in beating Grand Forks 3-1. After the weekend the Blades record stands at 6-9-1 overall and 3-5-1 in North Dakota league games. Langdon has three home games the weekend of Jan. 18-20 versus Crosby, Richand and Glasgow, with their next scheduled game at Dakota Spirit Arena versus Bottineau on Feb. 3.

Against the BW Blades, Langdon got the first goal of the contest with Abby Forest scoring on an assist by Emma Field. B-W put in two goals later in the first to take a one goal lead.

After a scoreless second period, Langdon put in two goals to start the third with Lizzie Muhs scoring unassisted, followed by a lamplighter by Savannah Ullyott with an assist from Forest.

But B-W would tie the game with a goal later in the third to send it to overtime. They would then win the game just nine seconds into the extra period on an unassisted goal from Alli Hoerer. Jordan Jenson had 17 saves for Langdon, who outshot B-W 32-17 for the game.

The next day in Grand Forks, the Blades gave up an early goal to the Phantoms then scored three unanswered goals to win the game by two. Ullyott scored in the second period on assists from Field and Alexa Schneider to start the Langdon scoring, then Schneider would get one in herself assisted by Ullyott in the third. The Blades would get an insurance goal just over halfway through the last period from Field on Muhs and Jessie Gellner. Again the Blades would outshoot their opponent, this time 34- 18. Jenson had 17 saves in the net for Langdon.