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West Fargo upsets Bismarck Century in boys state hockey quarterfinals

The Packers are slated to face East No. 2 seed Grand Forks Red River on Friday in the championship semifinals

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West Fargo senior captain Brayden Jacobson (6) dekes past Century goalie Casey Odegaard (29) to score in the third period in the North Dakota boys state hockey tournament quarterfinals Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Bismarck. Craig Bihrle / Special to The Forum
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BISMARCK — East No. 4 seed West Fargo stunned West No. 1 Bismarck Century 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota boys state hockey tournament on Tuesday at VFW Sports Arena.

Brayden Jacobson and Colten Bossert each tallied three points by way of two goals and an assist to lead the Packers. Caleb Roehrich put the Packers up early with a goal at the 2 minutes, 21 seconds mark of the first period. After Colton Schulte tied it for Century, Jacobson scored his first of the game to push West Fargo ahead 2-1.

Alex Fosland buried the equalizer early in the second for Century, knotting the game at 2-2. Aiden Wolf responded for West Fargo at 9:08 of the second to put the Packers up 3-2. Jacobson netted his second of the game early in the third period and then assisted Colten Bossert for an empty-netter at 15:05 to make it 4-2.


Century didn't go down quietly, however. Mason Reigel scored at 16:15, and 11 seconds later, Cru Walker found the back of the net to cut West Fargo's lead to 5-4. Fourteen seconds after Walker's strike, Bossert buried an empty-netter to seal it 6-4 for the Packers.

West Fargo (8-14) has won five of its last six games going back to Feb. 9. The Packers are slated to face East No. 2 seed Grand Forks Red River on Friday in the semifinals.

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