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Rangers outlast Jr. Gold

Posted 2/23/16 (Tue)

Rangers outlast Jr. Gold

By Jody Michael
Crosby’s Junior Gold hockey team finished the weekend winless after a 7-5 home loss Sunday against the Richland Rangers.
“I thought we played a pretty hard game today,” coach Cody Overland said. “We put a lot of pressure on in our offensive zone.”
Returning home from road losses of 4-3 to the Langdon Blades and 8-2 to the Grand Forks Stallions, the Comets tied the game 2-2 in the second period on two goals by Aidan Eriksmoen, then took the lead when Joran Oien knocked in the rebound of an Eriksmoen wrist shot, but Richland scored four in a row to end the period.
The Comets cut the margin to one in the third period with goals by Isaac Ellingson at 1:37 and Oien at 18:12 before a Richland empty-netter.
Eriksmoen scored both goals Saturday with assists from Troy Knudson and Alex Nelson. Eriksmoen, Dylan Rose and Race Jacobson scored Friday.
The Comets outshot Richland 58-35 on Sunday and Langdon 55-22 on Friday.
Crosby has an exhibition game in Watford City on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. before the state tournament the following weekend in Langdon, where the Comets’ first game will be against the host Blades on March 4.
Sunday
Richland 7, Crosby 5
    1st    2nd    3rd    F
Richland    2    4    1    7
Crosby    1    2    2    5
1st period
Richland -- Kyler Garsjo 15:58
Richland -- Skylar Petrik 11:11
Crosby -- Aidan Eriksmoen :10 (Isaac Ellingson)
2nd period
Crosby -- Eriksmoen 18:34 (Ellingson)
Crosby -- Joran Oien 14:56 (Eriksmoen, Ellingson)
Richland -- Petrik 13:52
Richland -- Peyton Tofte 8:01
Richland -- Kyle Mueller 1:06
Richland -- Mueller :35
3rd period
Crosby -- Ellingson 18:23 (Eriksmoen, Oien)
Crosby -- Oien 1:48
Richland -- Petrik :36
Goalie saves: Trent Schilling 53, Taylor Landsverk 28
Penalty minutes: Richland 6, Crosby 9
Saturday
Grand Forks 8, Crosby 2
    1st    2nd    3rd    F
Crosby    2    0    0    2
Grand Forks    2    3    3    8
1st period
Grand Forks -- Cody Becker 17:32
Crosby -- Aidan Eriksmoen (Troy Knudson)
Grand Forks -- Jade Hastings 9:53
2nd period
Grand Forks -- Gavin Loscheider 18:15
Grand Forks -- Nick Wood 9:55
Grand Forks -- Becker 2:05
3rd period
Grand Forks -- Jacob Church 14:56
Grand Forks -- Blaiz Halverson 10:56
Grand Forks -- Cole Stenseth :52
Crosby -- Eriksmoen (Knudson, Alex Nelson)
Goalie saves: Taylor Landsverk 32, Grand Forks 24
Penalty minutes: Crosby 24, Grand Forks 20
Friday
Langdon 4, Crosby 3
    1st    2nd    3rd    F
Crosby    1    2    0    3
Langdon    2    2    0    4
1st period
Langdon -- Joey McGauvran 19:50
Langdon -- Jake Muhs 14:32
Crosby -- Aidan Eriksmoen 6:43 (Race Jacobson, Alex Nelson)
2nd period
Langdon -- Logan Waslaski 17:08
Crosby -- Dylan Rose 15:00
Crosby -- Jacobson 8:43 (Joran Oien)
Langdon -- Jace Ramberg 7:00
Goalie saves: Taylor Landsverk 18, Alexander Gronhovd 52
Penalty minutes: Crosby 2, Langdon 20
Junior Gold Standings
    W    L    T    Pts
Mayville-Portland    11    1    0    22
Grand Forks    9    3    0    18
Richland    7    5    0    14
Langdon    5    7    0    10
Crosby    4    8    0    8
Watford City    4    8    0    8 
Minot    2    10    0    4