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Jamestown, Fargo South-Shanley look to extend winning ways at North Dakota state boys hockey tournament

Blue Jays have never won a state hockey championship, while Red River High School aims to continue dominance by Grand Forks' schools

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Red River goaltender Noah Burger deflects a Fargo Davies shot in the second period of a home hockey game at Eagles Arena in Grand Forks on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

FARGO — The Jamestown Blue Jays will be carrying momentum from their first West Region championship into Thursday's state quarterfinal matchup against West Fargo Sheyenne.

With two shutouts in the regional tournament, and a 20-4 record, the Blue Jays look to capture their first state title. They've outscored opponents 117-38 during the season.

Fargo South-Shanley, the top seed from the East after dropping Fargo Davies in the regional title game, bring an 18-5 record and eight-game winning streak into the state tournament.

Here are the quarterfinal games Thursday, Feb. 24, at Scheels Arena:

  • Jamestown versus West Fargo Sheyenne (12-12) at noon
  • Fargo Davies (21-3) against Minot (16-8) 30 minutes after noon game concludes
  • South-Shanley versus Mandan (9-16) at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bismarck Legacy (13-11) against Grand Forks Red River (18-5) 30 minutes after 5:30 p.m. game concludes

This marks the first time since 2013 in which Grand Forks Central won't make an appearance at state. West Fargo Sheyenne upset the Knights earlier this week, beating the defending champion and most decorated team in North Dakota history, to advance at the East Region tournament.
A Grand Forks school has won the state title each year since 2016, with Central claiming four of the last five championships. Since 1982, a Grand Forks school has appeared in the championship every year except three (1985, 1992 and 2012).


A look at the 2022 North Dakota state boys hockey tournament bracket

Here's a look at previous North Dakota boys hockey championship games

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