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Blades end four game losing streak with wins over Fargo and Northwood

Hockey team had not won a North Dakota league game since beating Crosby way back on January 20. They finally got that monkey off their backs with two wins, 5-2 over Fargo on February 9 then at home to Northwood 12-5 on February 10.

By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer

The two wins put the Blades’ league record at 9-8, which is good for fourth place in the seven team league standings. Langdon closed out their league regular season with games at Northwood on February 16 and at Grand Forks on February 17. The Blades will also host an exhibition game with Swan Lake on February 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Langdon will be the site of the 2019 State Junior Gold Hockey Tournament at Dakota Spirit Arena on February 28 – March 2.

In their two league wins, Langdon started off with a two goal lead at Fargo with both goals scored by Sid Ullyott on assists by Peyton Ullyott and Hunter Feil.

After Fargo got their first goal, the Blades answered right back with

Tanner Olson finding the net assisted by Andy Muhs and Isak Dease. The Freeze would score again in the second period to cut the lead to one, but this time Peyton Ullyott would score two straight goals to clinch the game. Feil had the assist on the first score, and the second one came short-handed. Alex Gronhovd had 28 saves in the win.

Scoring would not be a problem for Langdon in their game at home versus Northwood. Cooper Zimmer had a hat trick in the first period alone, as the Blades put in six goals in the first frame to decide things early. Zimmer would tally four goals in the game, with Sid Ullyott also getting a hat trick. Feil and Olson each would get two lamp lighters with Peyton Ullyott getting one. Kellen Roder and Sid Ullyott led in the assists category with two apiece. Gronhovd had 12 saves in this one with Logan Harder coming in goal in the second period, finishing with nine saves.



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