This past week I covered a Jacks hockey game against rival Minot State.
Then I began a two-day journey down to Bismarck to the West Region Hockey Tournament. Thursday evening, a game which I did not attend, Bottineau was upset 6-5 by Mandan in miraculous fashion. On day two the Braves were able to down Hazen-Beulah 6-2. That evening I stayed in Hazen and caught up with relatives and had a wonderful supper.
Saturday morning I scooted back off to Bismarck and watched as the Braves state hopes were dashed by Bismarck High 6-4.
There is still lots going on this upcoming week. I have boy's region basketball, 19U hockey and Bottineau the Winter Park ski team to cover.
Here are my pictures from the week, mostly from the region tourney in Bismarck:
|Some crazy Jacks fans cheer as a Beaver player gazes in what one can only assume is wonder.|
|Jacks sophomore Donnie Iverson shoots one toward the Beavers net in the second period.|
|Kris Wiebe takes a shot in the second period.|
|Wade Haight skates the puck into the Jacks zone last Tuesday in Bottineau.|
|Erick Paiement attempts to wrangle a loose puck in the second period.|
|A Jacks fan revs the chainsaw as the Jacks enter the ice.|
|Jacks sophomore Jordan Kippen fights with Nigel Dube for a puck in the third period last Tuesday.|
|Paiement and Iverson struggle with Garrett Ferguson for control of a loose puck in the third period.|
|BHS junior Taylor Neubauer waits to mount the offensive Friday against Hazen.|
|Senior Seth Serhienko tries to rip out the puck from a Stars player in the second period Friday.|
|Braves junior Logan Millican is accosted while skating deep in the Bottineau zone last Friday.|
|Senior Leo Hoffert looks for a teammate in the third period.|
|Serhienko fights through three defenders to try and gain control of the puck.|
|A Hazen-Beulah player scratches his head as the Braves celebrate after a third period score.|
|Freshman Harrison Aide threads a pass to Serhienko in the third period Friday.|
|Serhienko attempts a backhand past a diving Stars defender in the third period.|
|The Braves cheerleaders do their routine to the school song before Saturday' game.|
|Serhienko fights with Demon defenders for a puck.|
|Serhienko receives a pass in the first period on Saturday.|
|Junior Kyle Volk tries to move past a defender in front of the Braves bench.|
|Aide and Serhienko skate in the Bottineau zone in the third period.|
|Wyatt Johnson (near), Volk (center) and Jackson Bernstein (left) go off the ice after losing Saturday.|