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Central, Red River both win during Hockey Day North Dakota

Central downs Bismarck Century 4-1; Red River rolls to 8-0 win over Bismarck High

Grand Forks Central's Cade Lindseth (8) and teammates celebrate a goal in the third period against Bismarck Century Saturday in Jamestown.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — On Saturday night, the temperature in Jamestown was 2 degrees. The wind chill was minus-11 degrees.

But the high school hockey teams that comprised the annual Hockey Day North Dakota weren’t complaining.

Outdoor hockey was showcased in North Dakota on a day that was cold with snow showers. But the games went on anyway and it was a good day for Grand Forks Central and Grand Forks Red River.

Both came away with convincing wins.

Central downed Bismarck Century 4-1 while Red River – the top-ranked team in the state – rolled to an 8-0 win over Bismarck High 8-0.


Red River's Mason Stroh skates with the puck away from Bismarck's Gavin Rader in the first period of their game Saturday in Jamestown.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

In the Central win, the Knights received goals from Cade Lindseth, Caden Johansen, who scored his first career goal, Dominic Gerszewski and Conner Litzinger.

The Knights outshot the Demons 35-13.

Central improved to 8-5 on the season while Century dropped to 3-11.

Red River, meanwhile, scored four goals in the third period to overwhelm the Demons

Red River went up 3-0 after one period on goals from Luc Bydal, Carson Skarperud and Cooper Freije. Garrett Eickman made it 4-0 on the only goal of the second period.

The Riders outshot Bismarck 42-4.

Red River improved to 13-2 while Bismarck dropped to 6-9.

The two Grand Forks-Bismarck games originally were scheduled to be played over the Christmas break in Grand Forks but were moved to Jamestown as part of the Hockey Day North Dakota festivities.


Wayne Nelson is the sports editor at the Herald.

He has been with the Grand Forks Herald since 1995, serving as the UND football and basketball beat writer as well as serving as the sports editor.

He is a UND graduate and has been writing sports since the late 1970s.

Follow him on Twitter @waynenelsongf. You can reach him at (701) 780-1268 or wnelson@gfherald.com.