South-Shanley, Red River prevail as state hockey tournaments kick into overdrive
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FARGO— There was a first-time matchup in the boys quarterfinals at the North Dakota State Hockey Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24.
Grand Forks Red River mades its 54th appearance at the tournament and faced off against Bismarck Legacy, who became a varsity team just three months ago.
Red River moved on after the 6-0 win, with Wyatt LeDuc opened the scoring in the first period.
The Roughriders will meet Fargo South-Shanley in the quarterfinals after the Bruins took down Mandan 4-1 in the opening round. Sam Ovsak scored with 0.6 seconds remaining in the second period to make it 3-1 and the Bruins didn't look back from there.
Sheyenne and Davies also winning the quarterfinal games on Thursday.
NDSU hockey player gets a four-legged assist off the ice
FARGO — The two intermissions of any hockey game give players a chance to catch their breath and maybe talk a little strategy, but NDSU’s hockey team also has to fight the urge to play fetch with the dog.
“The players, my teammates, all think it's very cool that he's in there,” says forward Brady Swanstrom. “But they do know that he's working and they can’t interact with him a whole lot.”
Olli, an adorable 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, is Swanstrom’s service dog. >>> Full story here.