Huron goalie Alec Sibson works to stop a shot by Brookings’ TJ Theodosopoulos during their game Sunday at Bergman Arena. In the next photo, Huron’s Justin Ruedebusch skates with the puck during a game Sunday against Brookings at Bergman Arena. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
HURON — The final weekend of the regular season wasn’t a friendly one for the Huron All-Stars.
After being edged 6-4 by Watertown on Friday, top-ranked Brookings handed the All-Stars back-to-back shutouts at Bergman Arena.
In Friday’s game against the Lakers in Watertown, Huron built a 2-0 lead with the lone goal in the opening period and the first of five goals in the second period.
Justin Ruedebusch opened the scoring with an unassisted goal for the All-Stars and Nate Tomczak followed with a goal just over a minute into the second period. Tanner Pietz and Ruedebusch assisted on the goal by Tomczak.
Watertown would score the next three goals to take a 3-2 lead, but an unassisted goal by Austin Duxbury on a power play for the All-Stars would send the game into the final period tied at 3-3.
The Lakers regained the lead with the first goal of the third period, but Huron answered with a goal by Taylor Sibson. Andy Reimer and Paul Cramer assisted on the play.
Watertown would score two more times before the end of the period to collect the victory.
Parker Hook stopped 36 of the 42 shots he faced as the goalie for the All-Stars.
With twice as many shots on the net, the Brookings Rangers recorded a 5-0 victory against Huron on Saturday at Bergman Arena.
The Rangers scored once in the opening period and then found the net twice in each of the next two periods. They had a total of 37 shots on goal, compared to 18 for the All-Stars.
Hook recorded 32 saves as the goalie for Huron.
Brookings repeated the feat on Sunday at Bergman Arena with a 9-0 victory against the All-Stars.
After scoring two goals in each of the first two period, the Rangers found the net three times during the first two minutes of the five-goal third period.
Alec Sibson started as the Huron goalie and stopped 24 of the 32 shots he faced before being replaced by Hook, who had seven saves on eight attempts.
Brookings improved to 18-2, while the All-Stars ended the regular season at 7-12, which put them sixth in the final league standings.
Huron is now off until the Varsity Boys’ State Tournament, which is scheduled March 8-10 in Brookings.
HURON — The Huron junior varsity capped its season with a 6-3 victory against the Yankton Miracle on Sunday at Bergman Arena.
After both teams scored twice in the second period, the All-Stars outscored Yankton 4-1 in the final period for a 6-3 win.
After Yankton scored the first two goals of the second period, Huron evened things up with a goal by Jacob Axtmann on a pass from Jason Jordheim and an unassisted goal by Cramer during a power play.
Back-to-back goals by Braedy Edleman in the third period gave Huron a 4-2 advantage. The first was of the unassisted variety, while Jordheim and Matt Ondricek assisted on the second.
The Miracle puts its final goal on the board, before the All-Stars padded their lead with two more goals.
Cody Brake scored on an unassisted shot to give Huron a 5-3 lead and Ondricek capped the scoring with a goal on a pass by Ryan Harvey.
Parker Hook earned the win in the net for the All-Stars with 28 saves on 31 shots. Christian Schelhaas also spent time in the net for Huron, finishing with 10 saves on 12 shots.
Brookings cruised to a 10-2 victory against the All-Stars in a JV game on Saturday at Bergman Arena.
After the Rangers put up five goals in the opening period, Axtmann put Huron on the board in the second period. He scored on a pass from Ondricek during a power play.
Edleman had the final goal for the All-Stars in the third period on a pass from Zach Brown.
Sibson recorded 25 saves as the Huron goalie.
Watertown recorded a 9-1 victory against the All-Stars in a JV matchup on Friday in Watertown.
Jordheim had the lone goal for Huron in the second period on a pass by Edleman.
Schelhaas stopped 21 of the 30 shots he faced as the goalie for the All-Stars.
Huron, which ended the regular season at 3-11, will carry the No. 7 seed into the JV state tournament, which begins Friday in Pierre. For the complete article see the 02-26-2013 issue.
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