Aberdeen claims Bantam A title


HURON — A goal by Carson Myhre just over a minute into overtime gave the fourth-seed Aberdeen Cougars a 5-4 victory against the third-seeded Sioux Falls Flyers in the championship game of the Bantam A State Hockey Tournament on Sunday at Bergman Arena.

Aberdeen had the lone goal of the opening period, with Noah Steele scoring on a pass from Myhre.

The 1-0 lead held up until Sioux Falls got on the board with a goal by Mason Haack just over five minutes into the second period. Nathaniel Hauff assisted on the play.

It would by the first of three goals in the second period for the Flyers. CJ Saraham scored on an unassisted shot and Alexander Chan found the net on a pass from Tytan Haight to give Sioux Falls at 3-1 advantage.
Aberdeen used a goal by Gannon May to slice its deficit to 3-2 heading into the final period. Levi Little earned the assist.

Sioux Falls boosted its lead back to two with a goal by Christopher Post on a pass from Nathan Renken in the third period.

However, just over a minute later, Talan Dutenhoeffer scored on a power play for Aberdeen to narrow the gap back to 4-3. Brady Huff and Jaxon Danielson were credited with assists.

Steele pulled the Cougars even with his second goal of the game on a power play with just over 14 minutes elapsed in the period. Myhre and Huff assisted on the play.

Carson Hundstad stopped 22 shots in the net to earn the win for Aberdeen.

Trey Salonen had 28 saves for Sioux Falls.  

Third-place
Brookings 2, Rushmore 1
A pair of goals in the third period help rally second-seeded Brookings to a 2-1 victory against top-seeded Rushmore in the third-place game Sunday.

A goal by Colton Merchen put the Thunder in front in the opening period. Wyatt Reeder and Cameron Ritter assisted on the play.

The 1-0 lead for Rushmore would hold up until just over seven minutes into the third period.

Jacob Kahle pulled the Rangers even at 1-1, with Ren Jacobsen and Chase Karch combining on the assist.

Jacobsen would then score the game winner for Brookings just over five minutes later. Kahle and Karch assisted on the play.

Egan Jenssen earned the win in the net for the Rangers with 23 saves.

Brody Lee had 18 saves for Rushmore.

Fifth-place
Oahe 7, Mitchell 5
With three goals in each of the first two periods, Oahe used a 7-5 win against Mitchell to claim the consolation championship.

After Mitchell opened the scoring with a goal by Parker Denne on a pass from Lukas Jerke, the Capitals would score the next three goals to carry a 3-1 lead into the second period.

Carter Sanderson had the opening goal for Oahe on a pass from Grayson Hunsley. Keller Herman had the second goal on an unassisted shot, while Jonas Farmen had the third goal, with Sanderson and Ayden Behm assisting.

With goals by Dylan Dodson and Sanderson, the Capitals would stretch its lead to 5-1 in the second period.

Dodson’s goal was assisted by Barret Schweitzer, while Cameron Lee assisted on Sanderson’s goal.

A pair of goals earned Denne the hat trick for the Marlins. The first was assisted by Levi Loken, while the second was assisted by Jerke.

A third straight goal for Mitchell sliced Oahe’s lead to 5-4. Jerke scored on a pass from Connor Degen on a power play.

The Capitals used an unassisted goal by Sanderson, which netted him the hat trick, to carry a 6-4 lead into the final period.

Just 10 seconds into the third period, Hunsley netted the final goal for Oahe on an unassisted shot.

Denne had the final goal for Mitchell on a pass from Jerke.

Jaxson Jungwirth earned the win in the net for the Capitals with 22  saves. Ian Vaghan had 25 saves for Mitchell.

Seventh-place
Sioux Center 5, Yankton 4
The Sioux Center Tornadoes escaped with a 5-4 victory against the Yankton Miracles in the seventh-place game Sunday.

Tegan Doelman gave the Tornadoes a 1-0 advantage with the lone goal of the opening period. He scored on an unassisted shot.

Doelman then made it 2-0 with the first goal of the second period for Sioux Center. Jake Bogen assisted on the play.

Ethan Clay would have the other goal for the Tornadoes in the second period on an unassisted shot.

Hudson Burgeson would have a pair of goals in the second period for Yankton. The first was on an unassisted shot, while the second was assisted by Kylen O’Connor on a power play to narrow Sioux Center’s lead to 3-2 heading into the final period.

Burgeson would earn the hat trick with his third goal of the game less than  a minute into the third period. It brought the Miracle even at 3-3.

Less than 30 seconds later, the Tornadoes were back in front, as David Vander Zwaag scored on an unassisted shot.

The final goal for Sioux Center, which would serve as the game winner, came less than a minute later, as Begen found the net with Doelman and Christian Richards assisting on the play.

Jack Pedersen capped the scoring for Yankton, with Burgeson assisting.

Richards had 17 saves in the net for the Tornadoes, while Garrett Haas had 15 stops for Yankton.

Semifinals

Aberdeen 6, Rushmore 0
The fourth-seeded Aberdeen Cougars used a 6-0 victory to hand the top-seeded Rushmore Thunder just their second loss of the season on Saturday in the semifinals.

Carson Hundstad recorded the shutout in the net for the Cougars with 20 saves.

Micah Kranzler had the lone goal in the opening period to put Aberdeen ahead 1-0. Gannon May assisted on the play.

Carson Myhre had the first of two goals for the Cougars in the second period, scoring on a pass from Aiden Poshumus. Brady Huff had the second goal on a pass from Myhre.

Kranzler netted his second goal of the game on a pass from Lance Siefken in the third period and Myhre followed less than a minute later with a goal on a pass from Noah Steele.

Steele capped the scoring with a goal on a pass from Myhre.

Wyatt Simmons stopped 13 of the 19 shots he faced in the net for the Thunder.

Sioux Falls 3, Brookings 0
Third-seeded Sioux Falls used a shutout by Trey Salonen in the net to hand second-seeded Brookings a 3-0 setback during the semifinals on Saturday.

Salonen stopped all 34 shots he faced to secure the win for the Flyers.

After both teams went scoreless in the opening period, Alexander Chan put Sioux Falls on the board in the second period on a pass from Camden Pantekoek.

Pantekoek then scored on an unassisted shot to give the Flyers a 2-0 advantage heading into the third period.

Mason Haack had the final goal for Sioux Falls in the third period on an unassisted shot.

Egan Jensen inked 21 saves for Brookings.

Consolation semifinals

Mitchell 6, Yankton 4
After building a 5-1 lead, the Mitchell Marlins held on for a 6-4 victory against the Yankton Miracle in the consolation semifinals on Saturday.

Both teams had a goal in the opening period.

Hudson Burgeson scored for Yankton on a pass from Kylen O’Connor to open the scoring. Mitchell would pull even with a goal by Parker Denne, with assists going to Lukas Jerke and Brody Huls.

The Marlins would then score three unanswered goals in the second period to build a 4-1 lead.

Denne scored his second goal for Mitchell on a power play with Jerke and Levi Loken assists.

Loken and Jerke would then have unassisted goals to close the second period.

Denne earned the hat trick with both of the goals for the Marlins in the final period. The first was unassisted, while the second came on a pass from Huls.

Easton Vellek had the first of three goals in the final period for Yankton. He scored on a pass from Dawsyn Thoms.

Hunter Haas had the final two goals for the Miracle. Gurgeson and O’Connor assisted on both goals.

Ian Vaughan had 16 saves in the net for Mitchell, while Garrett Haas had 11 saves for Yankton.
 
Oahe 6, Sioux Center 1
The Oahe Capitals scored the first six goals during a 6-1 victory against Sioux Center in the conslation semifinals on Saturday.

Jonas Farmen had the first of three goals in the first period by Oahe. Garret Schweitzer and Camron Lee assisted on the play.

Keller Herman had the second goal for the Capitals on a pass from Carter Sanderson and Grayson Hunsley followed with a goal during a short-handed situation on a pass from Schweitzer.

Herman scored its second goal of the game on an unassisted goal  on a power play to open the scoring in the second period.

Sanderson would give Oahe a 5-0 lead heading into the final period, scoring on a pass from Luke Miller.

Schweitzer had the final goal for the Capitals with an unassisted shot in the third period.

The lone goal for Sioux Center was by Jake Bogen on a pass from Tegan Doelman to cap the scoring in the game.

Jaxon Jungwirth faced 11 shots in the net for the Capitals and stopped 10 of them.

Christian Richards had 29 saves for Sioux Center.

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