Milender, Team North Dakota Take 4th at NIT

Valley City freshman Elly Milender, of Jamestown’s Blue Jay hockey team, joined Team North Dakota, coached by the University of North Dakota standouts Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux, as North Dakota finished fourth with a 1-3 record in April 24-26’s CCM High School National Invitational Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, Minn.

North Dakota yielded two goals in the second period, another in the third and a short-handed third-period goal in Thursday’s 4-0 opening loss to the Minnesota Seniors.

Minnesota 18U took down North Dakota 6-1 on Friday with two goals in the first, the second of which came on a power play, one in the second and three in the third. North Dakota’s goal came in the second period.

North Dakota led 7-1 after two periods against Northern Plains on Saturday en route to a 10-1 win.

Minnesota 18U scored two goals in the first period of Sunday’s closing rematch, then held on after North Dakota’s goal with 1:18 left in regulation.