Dain Sardelli netted a third-period hat trick in Bismarck’s 10-2 rout of Bottineau-Rugby in the opening game of the West Region hockey tournament in Minot on Thursday.

Already up 5-2 after two periods, the Demons scored five times in the third.

Caleb Petrie also had a monster game with two goals and five assists for the Demons, who play Dickinson in the semifinals on Friday. The Midgets beat Jamestown in overtime, 4-3.

Joey Heinert added a goal and three assists for the Demons.

Connor Hanson had two goals and an assist in Century’s 7-1 win over Williston in the third game of the day.

The Patriots outshot the Coyotes 49-8 in the game.

Carter Bailey had a goal and four assists for Century.

In the final game of the night, Minot topped Mandan 5-1.

Drew Condon scored the Braves' goal.


Adam Stacho’s power play goal at the 3:56 mark of the third period was the difference as the Bismarck Bobcats edged Aberdeen 3-2 for an NAHL road victory on Thursday night.

It was a comeback win for the Bobcats against the Central Division-leading Wings, who led 2-0 midway through the second period.

Down 2-0, Daniel Chladek scored to cut the lead in half at the 12:58 mark of the second period. Sam Malinski assisted.

With less than two minutes left in the second period Jacob Marti scored on the power play to knot the game at 2-all. Malinski again got an assist.

John Roberts had 27 saves for the Bobcats, who host the Minnesota Wilderness on Friday and Saturday at 7:15.

With the win Bismarck climbed over the Wilderness for the No. 4 spot in the North Division standings with 47 points.

The loss was just the sixth of the season in 42 games for Aberdeen.


The University of Mary’s Victoria Murillo placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle at the NSIC Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday night.

Murillo, a freshman from Cancun, Mexico, swam to a winning time of 10:17.20 to earn all-NSIC honors and set a school record.

In the same race, Andrea Lee took third (10:21.77), also earning all-conference honors. Anna Jackson (10:34.73) was sixth.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Kate Murphy was ninth in the 1,000 and Alyssa Boese was seventh in the 200 IM.

Boese, Jackson, Abbey Zajdzinski, and Andrea Smith combined for seventh in the 50 free (24.72).

After the opening day of competition, the Marauders sit fourth out of seven teams with 92 points. St. Cloud is in first place with 134.

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