NDHSAA Prep Notebook: Grand Forks Central boys hockey deep with scorers


January 23, 2019 3:15 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Grand Forks Central boys hockey team remains undefeated with the postseason tournaments closing in quick.

The Knights are 14-0-0 overall and 11-0-0 in East Region play. Central features the state’s top two scorers in senior forwards Cole Hanson (28 goals, 17 assists, 45 points) and Lucas Kanta (10 goals, 33 assists, 43 points).

Fourteen players on Central’s roster have 10 or more points. LINK: Grand Forks Central Scoring (2018-19 Season)

The Knights are next in action against crosstown rival Grand Forks Red River at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 26.

The East Region boys hockey tournament begins Tuesday, February 12.

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Kidder County, Trenton GBB squads remain unbeaten

There are now two undefeated Class B girls basketball teams remaining in North Dakota. No. 2-ranked Kidder County is 16-0 and is coming off a 46-32 win over South Border on Tuesday, January 22. No. 7-ranked Trenton is 14-0.

The Tigers defeated New Town 57-37 on Tuesday, January 22 and of its remaining five games in the regular season, one is against a ranked team (No. 8 Rugby on January 26).

NDHSAA Media Spotlight

This week’s NDHSAA Media Spotlight is a KFYR-TV Sports story on Bismarck Legacy track and field standout Kaydee Wescom signing a letter of intent to run at North Dakota State.

Wescom finished second in the Class A girls 400 meters at state a year ago and also had a 6th place finish in the 800 meters.

For the complete story visit the link below:

KFYR-TV: Kaydee Wescom Signs with NDSU

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