Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
Crosby’s Junior Gold hockey team was defeated by the Richland Rangers 10-8 Saturday afternoon in the state tournament fifth-place game.
Aidan Eriksmoen scored two goals and added two assists. Joran Oien had two goals and an assist; Dylan Rose, Rider Jacobson and Isaac Ellingson had one of each; Alex Bailey scored; and Troy Knudson and Dax Nelson each assisted two goals.
The fans at Langdon were treated to some wild and entertaining periods of hockey as the two teams combined for seven goals during both the first and third periods, two days after the Comets and host Blades had combined for two eight-goal periods.
The Rangers raced out to a 5-2 lead in the first 20 minutes.
“Started the game pretty flat,” Crosby head coach Cody Overland said. “We turned it around in the third, but we had too much ground to make up.”
Bailey leads Comets past Minot
Bailey had a goal and three assists and goaltender Taylor Landsverk made 26 saves to help the Comets to a 7-2 victory against the Minot Wolves in the consolation semifinal on Friday.
“Facing Minot for the fifth time this season, we knew how to attack them,” Comets assistant coach Dave Olson said. “The boys skated hard and executed the game plan perfectly.”
Bailey assisted Rhys Johnson, Knudson and Nelson on consecutive goals after Oien opened the scoring 3:21 into the game.
Oien then added another goal to give the Comets a 5-0 lead; both of his had an assist from Eriksmoen.
Bailey scored unassisted 6:17 into the third for a 6-2 lead. Ellingson finished the scoring with an Eriksmoen assist for a 7-2 lead.
Hat tricks lift Blades
Logan Waslaski and Jace Ramberg had hat tricks to help the Langdon Blades rally for a 10-7 win against the Comets in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Bailey had a hat trick of his own, and Eriksmoen, Ellingson and Oien scored for the Comets.
Crosby led 5-4 at the second intermission before Langdon came back with four consecutive goals. First, the Blades tied it just 46 seconds into the third period, and the next three goals all came in a span of 1:16.
“A costly penalty at the end of the second opened the door for Langdon to pull away at the start of the third,” Olson said. “We fought hard to come back, but the hole was too big.”
The Comets had scored consecutive goals in the second period to take a 3-2 lead.
After Bailey and Eriksmoen had scored to put Crosby even at 1-1 and 2-2, Bailey scored his second of the game at 10:00 to give the Comets a 3-2 lead.
Langdon erased the lead with 7:25 remaining in the second. Bailey put the Comets back up 4-3 at 14:31.
Ramberg pulled Langdon back even just six seconds later, but Eriksmoen restored the one-goal lead with five minutes remaining in the period.
Richland 10, Crosby 8
1st 2nd 3rd F
Crosby 2 2 4 8
Richland 5 2 3 10
Richland -- Kyle Mueller 19:27
Crosby -- Aidan Eriksmoen 17:52 (Troy Knudson)
Richland -- Chase Morehouse 9:00
Richland -- Mueller 6:33
Crosby -- Isaac Ellingson 3:10 (Joran Oien, Eriksmoen)
Richland -- Skylar Petrik 2:12
Richland -- Petrik :32
Richland -- Kyler Garsjo 18:49
Crosby -- Oien 17:52 (Ellingson)
Richland -- Payton Tofte 12:55
Crosby -- Dylan Rose 9:13 (Dax Nelson)
Crosby -- Alex Bailey 16:31 (Rider Jacobson, Nelson)
Richland -- Mueller 6:53
Crosby -- Jacobson 6:28 (Rose, Knudson)
Richland -- Mueller 5:27
Crosby -- Oien 2:50 (Eriksmoen)
Richland -- Garsjo :29
Crosby -- Eriksmoen :17
Goalie saves: Taylor Landsverk 26, Lane Wold 44
Penalty minutes: Crosby 20, Richland 26
Crosby 7, Minot 2
1st 2nd 3rd F
Minot 0 1 1 2
Crosby 2 3 2 7
Crosby -- Joran Oien 16:39 (Aidan Eriksmoen)
Crosby -- Rhys Johnson 5:53 (Alex Bailey)
Crosby -- Troy Knudson 8:33 (Bailey)
Crosby -- Dax Nelson 5:39 (Bailey)
Crosby -- Oien 4:04 (Eriksmoen)
Minot -- Brice Borkhuis 2:54
Minot -- Conner George 15:06
Crosby -- Bailey 13:43
Crosby -- Isaac Ellingson 12:59
Goalie saves: Kyle Schultz 38, Taylor Landsverk 26
Penalty minutes: Minot 21, Crosby 12
Langdon 10, Crosby 7
1st 2nd 3rd F
Crosby 0 5 2 7
Langdon 1 3 6 10
Langdon -- Stephen Tollefson 9:19
Crosby -- Alex Bailey 17:53 (Race Jacobson)
Langdon -- Logan Waslaski 17:33
Crosby -- Aidan Eriksmoen 16:11 (Joran Oien)
Crosby -- Bailey 10:00 (Oien, Jacobson)
Langdon -- Waslaski 7:25
Crosby -- Bailey 5:29 (Dylan Rose)
Langdon -- Jace Ramberg 5:23
Crosby -- Eriksmoen 5:00 (Oien)
Langdon -- Waslaski 19:14
Langdon -- Ramberg 14:49
Langdon -- Jordan Blake 13:57
Langdon -- Tollefson 13:33
Crosby -- Isaac Ellingson 13:12 (Alex Nelson)
Langdon -- Cole Darling 11:15
Crosby -- Oien 3:42 (Ellingson)
Langdon -- Ramberg :05
Goalie saves: Taylor Landsverk 38, Alexander Gronhovd 47
Penalty minutes: Crosby 26, Langdon 6.