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Midgets wallop Hazen-Beulah North Stars in 8-0 shutout

Jan. 30—DICKINSON — Dickinson Midgets secured their third shutout victory of the season in impressive fashion, dominating Hazen-Beulah North Star with a commanding 8 goals on Thursday evening at the West River Ice Center. This win marked the Midgets' ascent to third place in the Western Dakota Association standings.

The triumph was a strong rebound from their previous 12-2 loss to WDA powerhouse Bismarck Century, showcasing mental resilience from the defense and the goal-scoring prowess of Dickinson's forwards.

The goal-scoring spree began almost instantly, with Kylar Blotske finding the net in the first 20 seconds, assisted by Kaeden Krieg and Kasey Stengel, who both went on to score in the second period. Kaden Dvorak netted back-to-back goals, and Shayden Jackson-Zietz added another shortly after, giving the Midgets a 4-0 lead in less than six minutes. Collin Tschetter capped off the first period with a goal off of a offensive zone faceoff, at 10 minutes and 48 seconds.

The relentless offensive pressure, particularly in the second period, showcased the Midgets' depth. Despite facing 26 shots on target, Hazen-Beulah's goaltender, Parker Frei, made 39 saves. On the other end, Midgets' goaltender Bryce Kadrmas stopped 21 shots, earning his third clean sheet of the season.

Stengel took advantage of a power play in the second period, scoring on the middle glove side.

Krieg scored on a breakaway, exiplifying the Midgets abilities in transition and sending them into the final quarter with a 7-0 lead. Blotske added another goal in the last minute of play.

Seven Midgets players contributed assists, and six earned two or more points. The Dickinson Midgets boast a 9-7-1-0 overall record and a 7-6-7-0 standing in the Western Dakota Association conference.

Looking ahead, the Dickinson Midgets will return to their home rink on Tuesday and Saturday, first facing bottom-ranked Bismarck High and then the No. 4 Minot Magicians on January 6.