RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery —North Dakota High School Hockey Tournaments

Grand Forks Central, behind a stellar performance in goal by Kaleb Johnson, won its second straight North Dakota boys high school hockey championship with a 4-2 win over Bismarck Century on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Bismarck Blizzard claimed the girls title with a 3-0 victory over Fargo North-South earlier in the day. Johnson, the MVP for the boys game and also an all-tournament selection, had 27 saves for the Knights (25-1-2). Cooper Leininger stopped 17 shots on goal for the Patriots (22-5). Hunter Bjorge, Brandon Holt, Mitchell Idalski and Zach Murphy scored goals for the Knights, while Casey Foss and Isaiah Thomas scored for Century. Central’s William Lawson-Body, also an all-tourney selection with Bjorge and Johnson, led all tournament scorers with three goals and four assists. Britta Curl of the champion Blizzard (22-4), was the girls MVP and well as the Senior Athlete of the Year. Grand Forks Red River      (21-4-2) took the third-place game in the boys division with a 3-1 win over Fargo Davies, while West Fargo defeated Davies for third in the girls tourney. Mason Salquist of Red River was the boys Senior Athlete of the Year. (Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.)

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