Huron’s Brook Tschetter controls the puck while being challenged by Rushmore’s Annabelle Schulz during their opening game in the Girls’ State Hockey Tournament on Friday at Bergman Arena. In the next photo, Huron’s Ashtyn Cobb is challenged by Rushmore’s Rachael Hopperdietzel during their game in the opening round on Friday. And next, Huron’s Hope Goethel skates with the puck during a game against Rushmore on Friday in the opening round of the State Girls’ Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
HURON — The floodgates opened in the second period for the Huron Lady All-Stars as they cruised to a 7-0 victory against the Rushmore Thunder in the opening round of the State Girls’ Hockey Tournament on Friday at Bergman Arena.
After going scoreless through the opening period, second-seeded Huron needed just 21 seconds of the second period to score the first of five goals in the period.
Jordan Miller had the opening goal for the Lady All-Stars, scoring on a pass from Paige Small.
Miller found the net again nearly five minutes later to make it 2-0 with the assist going to Hope Goethel.
Ashtyn Cobb boosted the lead to 3-0 with an unassisted goal for Huron and Brook Tschetter followed with a short-handed goal on a pass from Miller.
Small capped the scoring for the Lady All-Stars in the second period with an unassisted goal.
Huron put the icing on the cake with a pair of goals in the final period.
Miller score her third goal of the game to earn the hat trick just 35 seconds into the third period, with Small and Kaylee Milbrandt combining on the assist.
Goethel had the final goal on a pass from Miller.
As the final score shows, the Huron offensive unit was quite dominant throughout the contest. The Lady All-Stars had 40 shots on goal, compared to just 12 for the Thunder.
Erin Scheibe stopped all 12 shots she faced in the net for Huron to earn the shutout.
Rushmore goalie Anna Veazey had 33 saves.
The Lady All-Stars, who improved to 14-7-1, advance to face sixth-seeded Mitchell in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. today at Bergman Arena.
Rushmore will play third-seeded Oahe in the consolation semifinals at 3 p.m. today at Bergman Arena.
Aberdeen 2, Brookings 1
After suffering just one loss during the regular season to earn the top seed for the State Girls’ Hockey Tournament, Brookings found itself with the same number of losses after the opening round on Friday at Bergman Arena.
No. 8-seeded Aberdeen recorded a 2-1 upset to earn a spot in the semifinals.
Scoring goals on unassisted shots in the first and third periods, respectively, for the Lady Cougars were Haley Gould and Madyson Ogdahl.
Hailey Huff stopped 35 of the 36 shots she faced to earn the win in the net for Aberdeen, which is now 5-15-1.
Hallie Theodosopoulos had the lone goal for Brookings in the second period. Sierra Winter and Jade Chasing Hawk were credited with assists.
Devyn Prodoehl had 23 saves for the Rangers, who are now 18-2-1.
Aberdeen will face Sioux Falls in the semifinals at 8 p.m. today, while Brookings will meet Watertown in the consolation semifinals at 12:30 p.m. today.
Mitchell 1, Oahe 0
A goal by Kylie Barington in the third period helped sixth-seeded Mitchell get past third-seeded Oahe in the opening round of the State Girls’ Hockey Tournament on Friday at Bergman Arena.
Barington scored on a pass from Haley Stahl just over nine minutes into the final period and it held up to be the game-winner.
Hannah Spates faced 52 shots as the goalie for the Lady Marlins and posted the shutout.
Oahe goalie Tessa Singleton finished with 23 saves.
Mitchell, which improved to 9-10-3, will face second-seeded Huron at 5:30 p.m. today in the semifinals at Bergman Arena.
The Capitals, who are now 11-10-1, will meet Rushmore in the consolation semifinals at 3 p.m. today.
Sioux Falls 3, Watertown 1
Watertown scored the opening goal of the game, but that would be the loan goal for the No. 5-seeded Lady Lakers, as fourth-seeded Sioux Falls recorded a 3-1 victory in the opening round of the Girls’ State Hockey Tournament on Friday at Bergman Arena.
Brittany Corcoran stopped 11 of the 12 shots she faced to earn the victory as the goalie for the Flyers, who improved to 11-8-1.
Tara Hamann had the lone goal for Watertown just two minutes and 30 seconds into the game on a pass from Kaitlyn Muhl.
The 1-0 for the Lady Lakers lasted much of the opening period. However, Sioux Falls scored a pair of goals less than a minute apart to grab a 2-1 advantage, which held until the end of the first period and through the scoreless second period.
Nikia Bradley netted the opening goal for the Flyers with just over 12 minutes gone in the first period. Kayla Nack and Alex Bettmeng assisted on the play.
Hanna Mutschelknaus found the net just 43 seconds later to put Sioux Falls in front. Taylor Dawley and Maddie Elkins combined on the assist.
Both teams then went scoreless until Nack scored for the Flyers 14 minutes into the final period on a pass from Elkins to make it 3-1.
Sioux Falls finished with 19 shots on goal against Watertown goalie Stacey Dunbar, who recorded 16 saves.
Next up for Sioux Falls is a matchup in the semifinals against either top-seeded Brookings or No. 8 Aberdeen at 8 p.m. today.
Watertown, which is now 10-9, will face the loser of that game in the consolation semifinals at 12:30 p.m. today. For the complete article see the 03-02-2013 issue.
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