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All-Stars hold on to avenge loss against Watertown

Posted: Monday, Dec 24th, 2012

Huron’s Austin Duxbury shoots the puck as Watertown’s Skyler Sutten defends on the play during their varsity hockey game Saturday at Bergman Arena. In the next photo, Huron’s Andy Reimer tries to score as Watertown’s Levi Malterud applies defensive pressure during their game Saturday at Bergman Arena. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN

HURON — After taking a 3-0 lead, the Huron All-Stars held on for a 3-2 victory against the Watertown Lakers on Saturday at Bergman Arena. The victory helped Huron avenge a loss to the Lakers on Friday night.

Alec Sibson, who replaced Parker Hook as the goalie for the All-Stars in the first period, stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced to earn the victory. Hook had a pair of saves on the two shots he faced.

Huron had a goal in each of the three periods.

Justin Ruedebusch opened the scoring for the All-Stars with an unassisted goal in the first period.

Ruedebusch would make it 2-0 with his second goal of the game coming on a power play in the second period. His second goal was also of the unassisted variety.

Taylor Sibson gave Huron a 3-0 lead in the third period, scoring on a pass from Andy Reimer.

Watertown, which was unable to score on 20 shots through the first two periods, put its first point on the board 13 minutes into the final period. Mike Steska scored, with Patrick Merrigan and Nathan Boes combining on the assist.

It didn’t take nearly as long for the Lakers to cut their deficit to 3-2, as Boes scored on a pass from Steska just 37 seconds after their first goal.

Watertown goalie Adam Arendsee had 26 saves in the loss.

Friday’s game

Steska and Boes each had a pair of goals to lead Watertown to a 6-2 victory against the All-Stars on Friday at Bergman Arena.

Also scoring goals for the Lakers, who had two goals in each period, were Spencer Hauge and Jamison Spiering. Spencer Riddle had a pair of assists, while Skyler Sutten also had an assist.

Reimer used an unassisted shot to score the first goal for Huron in the second period. Ruedebusch had the final goal in the third period on a pass from Beau Mandel.

Jordan Hamann inked the win as the goalie for Watertown, with 21 saves. Hook had 24 saves for the All-Stars.

Huron will be back in action on Friday, when it travels to play Aberdeen at 8 p.m.

For the complete article see the 12-23-2012 issue.

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