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Braves qualify for state

By Staff | Feb 24, 2012

The Bottineau-Rugby Braves achieved one of their team’s goals for the year on Feb. 18 at the Western Dakota Association Regional Tournament in Bismarck. The Braves qualified for the state tournament.

The Braves played three games; won two and lost one to take second place in the tournament.

Their coach, David Hoff was named the WDA Region Coach of the Year. Logan Millican was named WDA Gatorade Senior Athlete of the Year. Two members of the Braves team were selected for the WDA All-Tournament Team; Logan Millican and Cody Longie.

In their first game of the tournament, Bottineau-Rugby led throughout the game and won 8-1 over Hazen-Beulah.

In the first period, Millican fired in the first goal with assistance from Longie and Zach Kihle. The only other goal achieved in that first period was another B-R shot by Harrison Aide with assistance from Millican.

Although Hazen- Beulah managed to sneak one by B-R’s goaltender Cody Brooks in the second period, the Braves led 5-1 after they added three more points to the scoreboard. Kyle Volk with assistance from Aide and Kihle shot one in. Longie with assistance from Aide and Ging Martin followed with another goal. Luke Amsbaugh with assistance from Millican and Longie finished off the period with a third goal.

In the third period, B-R added 3 more points with goals by Jackson Bernstein with assistance from Nick Monson and Millican; one by Millican with the aid of Aide and Longie; and the third from Monson with assistance from Longie and Millican.

Goaltender Cody Brooks finished with 23 saves for Bottineau-Rugby.

The game with Bismarck High was a disforto the Braves as they couldn’t get going after a couple of penalties in the first period. Bismarck High ended up beating Bottineau-Rugby 5-1 in their only loss of the tournament.

The Braves lost their momentum in the first period and never got it back. They were trailing Bismarck High 2-0. Bismarck High kept up their game and scored two more goals in the second period, leading 4-0.

Each team got a goal in the third period to make the final score 5-1. Aide made the team’s only point with assistance from Martin to cut Bismarck’s lead to 4-1. Cody Brooks came through with 36 saves.

It was a different story in the third game against Jamestown. The Braves won that game 6-2, leading throughout the game.

“I really like the effort level of our players in the tournament,” said B-R Coach David Hoff. “We got scoring contributions from a lot of players.”

The third line was in during the first period.Cody Bedlion with assistance from Taylor Neubauer made the first goal for Bottineau-Rugby. This was followed by another from Millican with the assistance from Aide. Jamestown was able to get by Brooks for a point. Amsbaugh with assistance from Millican shot the third goal of the period for a score of 3-1 in the Braves favor.

Jamestown and B-R each got a goal in the second period and the lead was shortened to 4-2. In the final period, the Braves were able to get in two more goals and won a berth in the state tournament. Brooks finished with 28 saves.The Bottineau-Rugby Braves achieved one of their team’s goals for the year on Feb. 18 at the Western Dakota Association Regional Tournament in Bismarck. The Braves qualified for the state tournament.

The Braves played three games; won two and lost one to take second place in the tournament.

Their coach, David Hoff was named the WDA Region Coach of the Year. Logan Millican was named WDA Gatorade Senior Athlete of the Year. Two members of the Braves team were selected for the WDA All-Tournament Team; Logan Millican and Cody Longie.

In their first game of the tournament, Bottineau-Rugby led throughout the game and won 8-1 over Hazen-Beulah.

In the first period, Millican fired in the first goal with assistance from Longie and Zach Kihle. The only other goal achieved in that first period was another B-R shot by Harrison Aide with assistance from Millican.

Although Hazen- Beulah managed to sneak one by B-R’s goaltender Cody Brooks in the second period, the Braves led 5-1 after they added three more points to the scoreboard. Kyle Volk with assistance from Aide and Kihle shot one in. Longie with assistance from Aide and Ging Martin followed with another goal. Luke Amsbaugh with assistance from Millican and Longie finished off the period with a third goal.

In the third period, B-R added 3 more points with goals by Jackson Bernstein with assistance from Nick Monson and Millican; one by Millican with the aid of Aide and Longie; and the third from Monson with assistance from Longie and Millican.

Goaltender Cody Brooks finished with 23 saves for Bottineau-Rugby.

The game with Bismarck High was a disforto the Braves as they couldn’t get going after a couple of penalties in the first period. Bismarck High ended up beating Bottineau-Rugby 5-1 in their only loss of the tournament.

The Braves lost their momentum in the first period and never got it back. They were trailing Bismarck High 2-0. Bismarck High kept up their game and scored two more goals in the second period, leading 4-0.

Each team got a goal in the third period to make the final score 5-1. Aide made the team’s only point with assistance from Martin to cut Bismarck’s lead to 4-1. Cody Brooks came through with 36 saves.

It was a different story in the third game against Jamestown. The Braves won that game 6-2, leading throughout the game.

“I really like the effort level of our players in the tournament,” said B-R Coach David Hoff. “We got scoring contributions from a lot of players.”

The third line was in during the first period.Cody Bedlion with assistance from Taylor Neubauer made the first goal for Bottineau-Rugby. This was followed by another from Millican with the assistance from Aide. Jamestown was able to get by Brooks for a point. Amsbaugh with assistance from Millican shot the third goal of the period for a score of 3-1 in the Braves favor.

Jamestown and B-R each got a goal in the second period and the lead was shortened to 4-2. In the final period, the Braves were able to get in two more goals and won a berth in the state tournament. Brooks finished with 28 saves.The Bottineau-Rugby Braves achieved one of their team’s goals for the year on Feb. 18 at the Western Dakota Association Regional Tournament in Bismarck. The Braves qualified for the state tournament.

The Braves played three games; won two and lost one to take second place in the tournament.

Their coach, David Hoff was named the WDA Region Coach of the Year. Logan Millican was named WDA Gatorade Senior Athlete of the Year. Two members of the Braves team were selected for the WDA All-Tournament Team; Logan Millican and Cody Longie.

In their first game of the tournament, Bottineau-Rugby led throughout the game and won 8-1 over Hazen-Beulah.

In the first period, Millican fired in the first goal with assistance from Longie and Zach Kihle. The only other goal achieved in that first period was another B-R shot by Harrison Aide with assistance from Millican.

Although Hazen- Beulah managed to sneak one by B-R’s goaltender Cody Brooks in the second period, the Braves led 5-1 after they added three more points to the scoreboard. Kyle Volk with assistance from Aide and Kihle shot one in. Longie with assistance from Aide and Ging Martin followed with another goal. Luke Amsbaugh with assistance from Millican and Longie finished off the period with a third goal.

In the third period, B-R added 3 more points with goals by Jackson Bernstein with assistance from Nick Monson and Millican; one by Millican with the aid of Aide and Longie; and the third from Monson with assistance from Longie and Millican.

Goaltender Cody Brooks finished with 23 saves for Bottineau-Rugby.

The game with Bismarck High was a disforto the Braves as they couldn’t get going after a couple of penalties in the first period. Bismarck High ended up beating Bottineau-Rugby 5-1 in their only loss of the tournament.

The Braves lost their momentum in the first period and never got it back. They were trailing Bismarck High 2-0. Bismarck High kept up their game and scored two more goals in the second period, leading 4-0.

Each team got a goal in the third period to make the final score 5-1. Aide made the team’s only point with assistance from Martin to cut Bismarck’s lead to 4-1. Cody Brooks came through with 36 saves.

It was a different story in the third game against Jamestown. The Braves won that game 6-2, leading throughout the game.

“I really like the effort level of our players in the tournament,” said B-R Coach David Hoff. “We got scoring contributions from a lot of players.”

The third line was in during the first period.Cody Bedlion with assistance from Taylor Neubauer made the first goal for Bottineau-Rugby. This was followed by another from Millican with the assistance from Aide. Jamestown was able to get by Brooks for a point. Amsbaugh with assistance from Millican shot the third goal of the period for a score of 3-1 in the Braves favor.

Jamestown and B-R each got a goal in the second period and the lead was shortened to 4-2. In the final period, the Braves were able to get in two more goals and won a berth in the state tournament. Brooks finished with 28 saves.

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