A Team You Should Get To Know, BHS Hockey Is On A Streak!
The Bismarck High School hockey team is on quite a roll. The Demons at the time of this article are on a 5 game winning streak, after "nail biting" 2-1 victory over Mandan on Tuesday night.
The Demons haven't lost in 2021. That's right, they've been perfect this year, racking up 5 wins in a row starting with Dickinson, Bismarck Century, Hazen, Bottineau and Mandan. 3 of the wins have been one goal games, and only the victory over winless Hazen was a blowout. The Demons started the year 1-3 and had a pretty big hole to dig themselves out of.
Still something seems very different about this year Bismarck High School hockey team. For one, they've had very steady goaltending this year from Sr. Logan Hendrickson. Logan has a very solid 2.36 goals against average and a save percentage of nearly 91%. Sr. Forward Nico Mortenson, who leads the team in goals scored said, "Logan is the the best goaltender in the state." I myself have witnessed Logan single handedly keep BHS in games, that they may have not deserved to win. Simply put, he's been a brick wall and just doesn't give up many soft goals.
BHS has already won as many games in the WDA (West Region) as they did all last year, (6) with half the season remaining. They lack that flashy Joey Heinert like goal scorer, that they've seem to have every year. However, they have a very balanced attack with 3 lines contributing each and every night. (Most teams in the west only roll two lines for the majority of the game) A very talented group of sophomores have really contributed to the team, along with a few Juniors and Seniors. This has to be one of the youngest teams in the state.
Bismarck High exercised one their demons by beating their crosstown rivals Bismarck Century earlier this year. Something they hadn't done since 2019. The next demon to cast out is Minot High. A team they haven't beaten in the regular season since 2019 as well.
Kind of ironic, the last time BHS lost was New Years Eve against Minot. BHS can move within a point of 2nd place Minot with a win tonight. I wouldn't bet against them. We'll have the game for you tonight on Super Talk 1270 and the free Super Talk 1270 app.
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