Sports

Blades girls take two of three home games

The Langdon Blades girls hockey team had a nice home stand of three hockey games at Dakota Spirit Arena held January 18-20.

By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer

Langdon defeated Crosby 3-1, beat Glasgow (MT) 3-0 and lost to Richland 6-0. The Blades are now 8-10-1 overall and 5-6-1 in the conference standings, which is good for fourth place. Langdon has the weekend of January 25-27 off then will play at home versus Bottineau on February 3 and in a jamboree in Mandan February 8-10.
In the first game of their three game run at home, Crosby scored just 23 seconds into the game before the Blades took over. Emma Field evened the score at one after the first period with a goal on assists from Savannah Ullyott and Abby Forest. They then jumped out to a two goal lead in the second with two scores from Jessi Gellner, with the first assisted by Forest. The Blades defense then held tough in a scoreless third period to win the game. Jordan Jenson had 16 assists, and Langdon out shot Crosby 32-17.
When they played Glasgow, the Ice Dawgs were playing their second game of the day, having lost 4-1 at Bottineau that afternoon. The Blades got a goal from Deven Johnson in the first period to open the scoring on an assist by Jessie Gellner. After a scoreless second period, Gellner got into the scoring act on a great assist by Ullyott. Langdon then set another goal with fantastic passing from Regan Hoffarth to Field then to Ullyott for their clinching third goal. Jenson had a great day in the net, getting a shutout with 17 saves.
In their final game of the weekend, the Blades played one of the best teams out west in the Richland Rangers. Langdon stayed right with them only being down 1-0 after the first period. But then Richland would put in three goals in the second and two more in the third to get the win. Jenson was under fire the whole game in goal, and she finished with 45 saves as the Rangers out shot the Blades 51-10 for the game.