A day after struggling offensively in a loss to Fargo South/Shanley, Fargo Davies took out its frustrations on West Fargo.
The No. 3 Eagles triggered running time thanks to strong special teams and a balanced offense in a 9-1 win over No. 5 West Fargo in a state qualifier of the East Region tournament Saturday at Purpur Arena.
"I think we just moved the puck better," Davies coach Nate Metcalf said. "Yesterday, we were a little selfish. Today, we used all our lines and got our d-men involved. It worked out for us."
Senior forward Tyler Corbid had a hat trick, while six other players scored for the Eagles, who swept the season series with the Packers.
"I just told the guys in the locker room that Monday is a new season again," Metcalf said. "We have to reset. Everyone is 0-0."
Davies will be the No. 4 seed in next weekend's state tournament in Fargo. The Eagles will play the West Region winner at noon Thursday at Scheels Arena.
Davies' Gavin Balvitsch and Conner Turnquist scored first-period goals to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.
West Fargo's lone goal came early in the second period on a power-play goal by Colten Bossert. But the one-goal game didn't last long.
Just a little more than two minutes after Bossert's goal, Corbid scored his first of two second-period goal to push the lead back out to a comfortable margin.
The Eagles piled it on in the third. Tristan Dauner, Christian Kankelfritz, Cameron Bullinger, Corbid and Jackson Archbold scored in the third period.
Fargo Davies 9,
West Fargo 1
First period -- 1. FD, Gavin Balvitsch (Austin Schmidt, Dylan Jensen) 2:10; 2. FD, Conner Turnquist (Maxwell Larson) 8:22
Second period -- 3. WF, Colten Bossert (Tanner Nelson) 3:24; 4. FD, Tyler Corbid (Jackson Bellerud, Larson) 5:31; 5. FD, Corbid (Tristan Dauner, Turnquist) 11:29
Third period -- 6. FD, Dauner (Schmidt, Drew Fleming) 1:30; 7. FD, Christian Kankelfritz (Bellerud, Easton Rerick) 3:51; 8. FD, Cameron Bullinger (Jackson Archbold, Isaac Balvitsch) 6:45; 9. FD, Corbid (Turnquist) 9:27; 10. FD, Archbold (Bullinger) 10:33
Goalie saves -- WF: Gabe Pederson 5-8-10 -- 23, Brayden Johnson x-x-1 -- 1; FD: Trent Wiemken 8-7-7 -- 22