Majettes hockey falls to Dickinson to end season

GRAND FORKS – A hat trick by Dickinson’s Kennedy Kuntz made for a sour ending to the Minot High School girls hockey season.

The Majettes (14-12-0) entered the third period tied 1-1 with Dickinson (10-12-1), but three unanswered goals lifted the Midgets over the Majettes in the fifth-place game at the state tournament in Grand Forks.

Dickinson struck first with Kuntz scoring the lone goal in the first period. She came into the contest with seven goals on the season.

The Majettes even things up with a Kaya Shaw goal 12:10 into the second period. Maggie Sem and Dessa Flom provided the helpers.

The game-winning goal went to Kuntz a little more than seven minutes into the third period. Ali Lafond was credited with her second assist.

Unassisted goals from Taia Klaman and Kuntz in the final two minutes of the game turned a tight game into a deceiving three-goal victory for the Midgets, 4-1.

Minot outshot Dickinson 36-17 and the quality scoring chances were also in the Majettes favor (5-3).

While it’s not an ideal way to close out a season, the Majettes can take some comfort in only having to graduate two seniors in Lindsey Larson and Sem.

Larson scored six goals and had eight assists in her senior season. Sem ended her high school career with four goals and 10 assists this season.

Sophomore Flom finished the year with a team-high 43 points (30 goals and 13 assists). The last Majette to cross over the 40-point plateau was Bryanna Bergeron with 46 points during the 2014-15 season, and Makalla Anderson was last Majette over 30 goals with 36 during the 2013-14 season.