Week 2 Update
Fargo Angels Squirt White team was defeated by the Northwood Squirt Black on Saturday Morning, 12-3. Kate Froslie scored in the 2nd period with 30 seconds left to end the potential shutout. In the 3rd Period, Aiden Och scored unassisted and Wyatt Kartes scored assisted by Zephyr Walberg. Emery Knutson recorded 17 saves out of a barrage of 29 shots on goal. Kate Froslie was awarded player of the game
Fargo Angels Squirt White team was defeated by the Northwood Squirt Gray on Saturday Afternoon, 11-1. Preston Smith scored in the 1st period with 40 seconds unassisted. Emery Knutson recorded an impressive 36 saves out of a barrage of 47 shots on goal. Preston Smith was awarded player of the game.
Fargo Angels Squirt White team traveled to meet the Crookston Squirt B Team Sunday afternoon and were defeated, 9-0. Despite a valiant effort by the Fargo Angels, the Pirates prevailed. Emery Knudtson recorded an amazing 20 saves out of a barrage of 29 shots on goal.
In a game where the squirt red only had 8 position players, the Angels were led by 2 goals apiece from Elliott Butenhoff and Eli Emineth, en route to a 4-1 victory over the Grafton/Park river north stars. Cole Stimpson was strong in the net with 21 saves.
Squirt Red was once again shorthanded with only 7 skaters on Sunday facing a tough Fargo Black squad. Cole Stimpson faced a lot of pressure ending with 46 saves. The Angels skated hard, but fell to the freeze 17-2.
Fargo Angels PeeWee White team was defeated by the West Fargo PeeWee B Green team on Saturday, 10-3. West Fargo dominated the 1st period, with a resounding 8 goals out of 20 shots on goal. Fargo Angels fought back in the 2nd period with two goals by Thomas Froslie, one unassisted on the powerplay and one assisted by Thomas Flanagan. Colin Walter scored early in the 3rd Period unassisted. Gabriel Smith started as goalie making 15 saves out of 23 shots on goal, followed by Alex Chapman with 16 saves out of 18 shots on goal
Fargo Angels PeeWee White team was defeated on Sunday on the Jamestown Prowl’s home ice, 5-3. Colin Walter tied it up in the 1st Period 1-1. Ryan Nelson kept the game neck and neck with two unassisted goals in the 2nd. Alex Chapman was solo in goal and recorded 28 saves out of 33 shots on goal.
PeeWee Red started their season off on Saturday with a good showing against Fergus Falls A. The Angels scored quickly in the first, at the 1:17 mark, and tallied 4 additional goals before the period was over. Two quick goals by Storey, followed by Jaeger, Olsonawski and Hale to put the Angels in a commanding position. At the end of 1, Angels led 5-1.
The second period included some strong defensive play and back-checking by our forwards, creating opportunities that added 6 additional goals. In the second, the scoring was spread amongst many players, including Lord and Hankel, with assists from Elbert, Crist and others. At the end of 2, Angels led 11-2
The final period was a little slower offensively, with the Angels putting up two more, from Jaeger and Hale. Goalie Stewart recorded 19 saves in a strong first performance. Final score 13-2.
Angels Bantam White split a pair of weekend league games against local rivals the Fargo Freeze.
Saturday saw a 4-3 Angels victory over the Freeze Green in a well-played, fast paced game. The Angels offense was paced by a hat trick being scored by Cale Astrup and goalie Gus Barrett-Learn held strong in goal with 14 saves to help preserved the victory.
Sunday was a different story as the Angels fell behind early and ended up playing catch up most of the game, ultimately ending in a 5-2 defeat to the Freeze Gold team. Goals were scored by Will Mehus and Aryn Dilger and goalie Landon Walter stopped 31 saves in net.
The second week of Bantam A action had Team Red home for a three-game weekend with visitors from Bismarck, Mandan, and Dickinson. With two of the contests taking place on Saturday with little rest in between, Red’s stamina would be tested. Sunday’s game against Dickinson would be an early one with all three games taking place within a 24-hour period.
Game 1: Angels Red vs Bismarck
This contest Saturday morning had Team Red coming out on top with a 5-1 victory. With a solid backstop provided by Merik Grinaker making 23 saves, Red was hungry to put a W on the board given the not-too-distant memories from the previous weekend. Three first year skaters were able to get on the scoresheet with 2-point performances each; Griffin Cassola, Jack Hofer, Fisher Hannesson. These three paved the way for Game 1.
Game 2: Angels Red vs Mandan
Saturday evening’s game against Mandan at Farmers Union allowed for the confidence building win that occurred earlier in the day against Bismarck to grow even bigger. This game had its share of drama but the boys kept their eyes on the prize with a hat trick netted by Landon Meier. Amazingly, the goal scoring was balanced among 7 players; 9 players ultimately making the scoresheet. Grinaker earns his second W for the day with 16 saves. The D men keep the game out of reach with stay-at-home play staying stingy with shots via shot blocks and active sticks.
Game 3: Angels Red vs Dickinson
It was a short night for Red with game 3 of 3 on less than 12 hours rest...Dickinson was finishing up an eastern swing hungry to notch a W before leaving town. Angels had a desire to complete the trifecta with their third W of the weekend. A tight game for nearly 2 period changed rapidly with Red scoring 3 goals in 76 seconds (two goals were had in 10 seconds)! Red continued to remain out front the remainder of the game winning 4-1 with Merik Grinaker making key saves throughout and ultimately blocking 32. Scoring leaders Sunday morning included Colten Nestler and Samuel Ovsak each netting 1G and 2A. Defensive play was aggressive, physical, and smart in the D zone and heaps of nicely placed shots from the point pinballing out front for opportunities for the big boys up front to get the dirty goals.
With the trifecta completed, the Bantam A grows their record to 4-1 in league play (4-2 overall) in robust fashion...
Fun Fact: The Bantam A Red have yet to give up a goal in the first period!