Sports briefs 12/11/13

Majettes skate past Williston after slow start

WILLISTON – The Minot High girls hockey team recovered from a sluggish start and scored four unanswered goals in a 4-2 win over Williston on Tuesday.

The Coyotes scored twice in the first 12 minutes, 35 seconds before the

Majettes (4-1) shut them out the rest of the way.

Minot senior Makaila Anderson scored and had an assist to lead the Majettes’ offense. Senior Alaynee Thompson and freshmen Bryanna Bergeron and Mackinzy MacIver also lit the lamp.

“We just weren’t being our normal, aggressive selves,” Minot coach Weylin Wahlstrom said. “I can’t tell you why, but they took advantage right away. It’s a real good thing to know we can battle back, but we’d rather come out ready to play.”

Minot senior Sydney Swanson finished with 22 saves and kept the Coyotes scoreless during a third period in which the Majettes committed three of their four penalties.

Minot hosts Dickinson at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Maysa Arena.

– Daily News Staff

Beavers handle DCB in men’s hockey

BOTTINEAU – Brett Nespor tallied two goals and an assist to lead the Minot State University men’s club hockey team to a 6-1 win over Dakota College at Bottineau on Tuesday night.

Mitch Peeke and Jeremy Johnson each added a goal and two assists for the Beavers (18-4-1), who received 18 saves from Will McLean.

“Our guys really came to play tonight,” MSU coach Wade Regier said in a press release. “We got solid goaltending from McLean and scored on our opportunities. “

The Beavers outshot the Lumberjacks 34-19 and scored the game’s first four goals.

– Daily News Staff

Lions deal DL-B first loss

BURLINGTON – The Bishop Ryan wrestling team improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Region III competition with a 56-20 rout of host Des-Lacs Burlington on Tuesday.

The Lions won seven straight matches to end the dual, with the final three coming on pins by seniors Joseph Knipp (195 pounds), Tyler Allers (220) and Mason Kramer (285).

Ryan recorded five pins altogether. Freshman Max Lipp opened the contest with a pin of DL-B’s Kaiden Bredhal in 2 minutes, 42 seconds and senior Keaton Merck posted one at 152.

David Ruby, Kole Johnson, Cole Peterson and Justin Thomas notched wins for the Lakers (2-1, 2-1).

The Lions wrestle at the Rugby-Rolla triangular on Thursday and DL-B competes in the Kenmare tournament Friday.

-Daily News staff

N.D. hockey player faces theft charge, suspended

GRAND FORKS (AP) – North Dakota hockey forward Bryn Chyzyk has been suspended from the team indefinitely after allegedly running out on a cab fare estimated at $4.

Coach Dave Hakstol announced the suspension Monday, the same day Chyzyk pleaded not guilty to a theft charge in Grand Forks Municipal Court. Hakstol says he won’t consider reinstating Chyzyk until at least January.

Chyzyk was arrested shortly after 1:30 a.m. Monday at a convenience store. He faces a trial before a city judge on Feb. 19.

Chyzyk is a sophomore forward from Virden, Manitoba, in Canada. He has two goals and two assists this season.

Chyzyk has been cited twice for alcohol violations while at UND. A telephone listing for him could not immediately be found.