Milender, Team North Dakota Take 4th at NIT
(Susan Milender) Valley City freshman forward Elly Milender, a member of the Jamestown Blue Jays hockey team, joined Team North Dakota and competed to fourth place with a 1-3 record in April 24-26â€™s CCM National Hockey Invitiational Tournament. Above: Milender, middle, with University of North Dakota Jocelyne Lamoureux (left) and Monique Lamoureux (right).
Valley City freshman Elly Milender, of Jamestownâ€™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 24-26â€™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 Thursdayâ€™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 Dakotaâ€™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 Sundayâ€™s closing rematch, then held on after North Dakotaâ€™s goal with 1:18 left in regulation.
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