GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Brainerd Warriors suffered their second loss of the season and were shutout for the first time this season losing 5-0 to the undefeated Grand Forks Red River Roughriders in the semifinals of the Jason Stadstad Tournament Thursday.
Cody Jennewein scored twice for the Rough Riders who led 3-0 after the first period.
Kyle Helmberger started in net, but was pulled at the 10:43 mark of the first after Grand Forks’ third goal. He was replaced by Jared Stearn who surrendered the final two scores in the second period.
The 9-2 Warriors play the Bismarck Demons 3 p.m. Friday for third place.
Grand Forks RR 3 2 0 — 5
Brainerd 0 0 0 — 0
First period: GFRR-Cody Jennewein (Andrew Norman) 6:00, GFRR-Taylor Steen (Josh Gilbertson, Jon Lizotte) pp 8:07, GFRR-Jennewein (Cody Kunz) 10:43
Second period: GFRR-Norman (Jacob Benson) 4:04, GFRR-Casey Fugleberg (Jordan Lunski, Brady Bernhardson) 9:20.
Third period: none
Shots on goal: Brd 14, GFRR 20
Goalies: Brd-Kyle Helmberger 10:43, Jared Stearns 40:17 (15 combined saves); GFRR-Bryan Nies (14 saves)
Overall: Brd 9-2. Next: Brainerd in Jason Stadstad tournament, Friday, third place 3 p.m. Friday, at Grand Forks, N.D.