The Langdon Blades girls hockey team played in a North Dakota league jamboree in Mandan on February 8-10.
By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer
They were again competitive in every game but won one game and lost three over the weekend. They lost to Bottineau 5-3, beat Bismarck 6-2, then lost to Crosby and Watford City by identical scores of 5-2. The girls played at Bottineau on February 16 and then will prepare for their state tournament which will be held in Bismarck March 1-3.
In their first game of the tourney, the Blades fell behind Bottineau 4-0 before they got on the board in the third period on a goal from Emma Field, assisted by Deven Johnson. This started a three goal rally for Langdon, with Alexa Schneider scoring the other two goals. The first was on a power play assisted by Regan Hoffarth and Savannah Ullyott, with Ullyott picking up another assist in the second. Bottineau would get an insurance goal, late, to win the game. Jordan Jenson had 34 saves in the loss.
Against Bismarck it would be the Blades jumping out to an early lead on goals by Field and Abby Forest, with Jessi Gellner getting an assist on the Field score. After Bismarck tied it up at two apiece in the second period, Langdon would answer with four answered goals, two by Ullyott, one by Lizzie Muhs and another from Forest to cruise to the win. Forest, Hoffarth and Field were all creditied with assists in the scoring run. Jenson had 16 saves to get the win in goal.
Versus Crosby, the Blades got a quick goal from Johnson to take an early lead on an assist by Ullyott. But the Comets would build a 3-1 lead before Forest got a second period goal. Crosby clinched the win with two goals in the third period. Jenson had 21 saves.
In their final game with Watford City, Langdon got down 2-0 in the first period before Ullyott would get a puck in the net, assisted by Field. But the Blades only other score would come on a power play from Schneider (unassisted) to pull Langdon within one goal at the time. Watford City would get the win with two goals in the third period. Jenson had 31 saves in this one.