RUBGY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Devin Hoffman had a hat trick and Matthew Schneider made 19 saves leading Jamestown to a 7-2 win over Bottineau/Rugby in West Region boys hockey Friday night at the Al Wentz Arena in Rugby.
Cole Bennion started the scoring 1:52 into the game then Hoffman and Alex Senf scored 1:51 apart later in the first to give the Jays the 3-0 lead after one period.
The Braves would cut the lead to 3-1 on freshman Riley Rybchinski’s first varsity goal midway through the second period. But Connor Fuchs would give the Blue Jays the two goal lead 21 seconds later with his second goal of the year.
Hoffman would add two more goals in the third period and assisted on Tommy Gunderson’s first varisty goal on the power play with 9:44 to go to finish the scoring. Hoffman now leads the team with six goals and eight points. Alex Senf had a goal and an assist for Jamestown.
Blue Jay head coach Matt Stockert was pleased with effort but says at times the kids tried too hard.
Stockert says they spent too much time in the penalty box in the second period.
Jamestown improves to 3-0 on the season and will travel to Devils Lake Saturday afternoon. Bottineau/Rugby falls to 0-2. They host Dickinson on Saturday afternoon.
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