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Junior hockey: Bismarck skates past Wilderness

Bobcats win first of two-game NAHL series.

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Bismarck scored the first two goals and put away the Minnesota Wilderness with three more second-period goals in a 5-1 North American Hockey League victory Friday night in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Ryan Taylor opened the scoring with his 19th goal of the season and Braden Costello made it 2-0 minutes later.

Grant Docter scored the Wilderness’ only goal — his team-high 17th — on a first-period power play.

Lars Rodne, Grant Ahcan and Eddie Shepler all scored in the second period for the Bobcats.

Bismarck goaltender Ian Shane stopped 27 of 28 shots.

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The teams square off again at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in Bismarck.

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