GF Central tops Bismarck Century in 2018 NDHSAA Boys Hockey Title Game
February 24, 2018 10:30 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
GRAND FORKS – A big second period led to Grand Forks Central grabbing control on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena and ultimately led the Knights to its second straight NDHSAA boys hockey state championship.
Central defeated Bismarck Century 4-2 in the title game. The Knights and Patriots skated to a scoreless draw in the first period, however, Central’s offense awoke in the second.
Hunter Bjorge and Brandon Holt scored the Knights in the first four minutes of the second period. Century answered with a goal from Casey Foss, but Central restored the two-goal lead when Mitchell Idalski scored at the 15 minute, 53 second mark of the second.
Century cut Central’s lead to one goal again late in the third period, but the Knights got an empty-netter to close out the game’s scoring.
Central has now won 27 state championships in program history.
Earlier Saturday, Grand Forks Red River defeated Fargo Davies 3-1 in the third-place game. Bismarck defeated Jamestown 3-1 in the fifth place game.