HURON — The Huron All-Stars went toe to toe with the top team in the state on Sunday at Bergman Arena.
In fact, the home team had the undefeated Sioux Falls Flyers on the ropes, but couldn’t deliver the knockout punch as the game ended in a 4-4 deadlock after a scoreless overtime period.
After allowing a pair of goals in the opening period, the All-Stars answered with the first three goals in the second period to take a 3-2 lead.
Xavier Erickson had the opening goal for Huron on a unassisted shot just over two minutes into the second period.
Cody Ruedebusch would score the next two goals for the All-Stars. Izaiah Phillips assisted on both goals, while Erickson assisting on the second as well.
The Flyers would score the final goal of the second period to even the score heading into the final period.
Erickson put Huron back in front 4-3 six and a half minutes into the third period with his second goal of the game on a pass from Ruedebusch.
The lead would stand for the next five minutes, but Sioux Falls managed to even the score with just over five minutes remaining in the game.
The two teams then went scoreless during an overtime period to finish with a draw.
Jacob Wehde faced 52 shots as the goalie for the All-Stars and recorded 48 saves. Huron, which is now 7-6-1, had 30 shots on goal.
Junior Varsity boys
After picking up wins on Friday and Saturday, the Huron boys’ junior varsity team was edged 3-2 by Sioux Falls JV1 at Bergman Arena.
Both goals for the All-Stars came in the second period. Rei Hoops had the opening goal on an unassisted shot, while Lucas Sibley scored the second on a pass from Josiah Savery.
Marty Boetel had 43 saves for Huron.
On Friday, Huron edged Sioux Falls JV2 8-7.
After yielding the first three goals, the All-Stars scored three goals in a three-minute span to even the score at 3-3 at the end of the opening period.
Hoops had the first goal just over 13 minutes into the game on a pass from Carson Duba. He then scored just 16 seconds later on a pass from Ruedebusch.
Duba had the final goal of the first period, with Hoops assisting on the play.
The Flyers moved back in front with a 4-2 scoring advantage in the second period. Connor McCloud had both goals for Huron. Both were assisted by Duba and Phillips.
Faced with a 7-5 deficit heading into the final period, Marty Boetel stopped all seven shots he faced in the net for the All-Stars to secure the win. He tallied 22 saves in the game.
Using a pair of goals from Phillips and another one from Hoops, which earned him a hat trick, Huron rallied for the win. Duba had assists on both goals by Phillips, while Mason McDonald assisted on Hoops’ goal.
Duba, Phillips and Tanner Berquist each had two goals for the Huron during a 7-1 victory against Brandon Valley on Saturday. Thacher Dramstad had the other goal.
Phillips recorded a pair of assists, while Dramstad and Berquist also had assists.
Boetel stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced in the net for the All-Stars.