Bemidji HS boys hockey: Ranked Hermantown knocks off Jacks
The Hermantown Hawks lived up to their high state rating Thursday night, handing Bemidji a 6-1 setback at Hermantown.
It dropped the Jacks to 11-7. They host Alexandria tomorrow at 4 at Nymore in a game moved up an hour from its original starting time.
Hermantown lived up to its state ranking that has the Hawks listed third in the Class A standings.
They scored three goals in each of the first two periods to take a 6-0 lead.
Bemidji stopped the running time early in the third period when Will Bruestle scored off feeds from Steve Heller and Jesse Nemgar''
But the visitors would not score again.
Hermantown lifted its season mark to 17-2.
Cody Christopherson and Adam Krause each scored twice for the winners and Corey Kolquist and Chad Bannor once.
Christopherson, Krause and Kolquist had first period goals at even strength.
Krause's second goal established a 4-0 lead early in the second period before Bannor converted on a power play and Christopherson scored his second goal shorthanded.
Miah Graves worked the first half of the game making 12 stops Axel Osborn finished with 15 more for a game total of 27.
Tyler Amte had 22 saves for the Hawks.
The B Team continued its winning ways with a 3-2 decision to reach 17-1. Tyler Follis had two goals and Kaleb Hanson one.
It will face Alex in tomorrow's opener at 3.
Bemidji 0 0 1---1
Hermantown 3 3 0---6
FIRST PERIOD: Christopherson (Kantonen) 2;17; Krause (Christopherson-Kantonen) 7:20; C. Kolquist (Comnick) 9;l17; Penalty; Bem-Welle, interference 16:08
SECOND PERIOD: Krause (Christopherson) 3:26; Bannor (Krause-J. Kolquist) 9:17 pp; Christopherson (C. Kolquist) 16:13 sh; Penalties: Bem-Hietala, hook 8:07; Her-C. Kolquist, hook 14:38; Her-Skerbich, trip 16:00
THIRD PERIOD: Bruestle (S. Heller-Nemgar) 3;47; Penalty; Bem-Phillips, charge 15:02
Bem-Graves 10 2 x xx
Her-Amte 10 6 6---22
B Team Game
Bemidji 3, Hermantown 2
Bemidji goals; Follis 2, Hanson 1