All-Stars earn win against Watertown

PHOTOS BY ANGELINA DELLA ROCCO/PLAINSMAN Huron’s Fatima Reyes battles for the puck with Watertown’s Merci Hanson during their game Saturday at Bergman Arena. In the next photo, Huron’s Walker Schiltz skates with the puck as Kaiden Rawlins of Watertown trails on the play during their game Saturday.

HURON — After a tied first period with one goal in the net for each team, the Huron All-Stars boys’ varsity hockey team recorded five goals to take a dominant 6-2 victory over the Watertown Lakers on Saturday at the Bergman Arena.
Walker Schiltz made two assisted goals for the All-Stars, as he came in for his first game of the season on Saturday, after recovering from a broken leg during a football game last fall. The first successful shot was made at 7:26 during the second period, while Schiltz struck another shot past the Watertown goalie in third.
Xavier Erickson took a pair of goals, both assisted by Izaiah Phillips, during the third to push for Huron’s decisive win. One was recorded within seconds of the period, while the other found the net as the winning goal with 10:53 gone on the clock.
Rei Hoops was the first player to find the net, assisted by Cody Ruedenbusch and Thacher Dramstad, to put the All-Stars at 1-0 within the first four minutes of the opening period.
A goal was made by Payton Cass during a Huron power play late in the second to take the All-Star lead up to 3-1, as Hoops and Ruedenbusch paired up for the assist.
The Lakers made their second and last goal with three and a half minutes gone in the third period, but were unable to handle Huron’s defensive unit.
The All-Stars boys’ varsity team will return to the ice on Friday for the White Bear Lake tournament.
Junior varsity
The Huron All-Stars claimed a 6-2 win over the Watertown Lakers in boys junior varsity action on Saturday.
Three goals for the All-Stars went unanswered by the Lakers until 10 minutes into the second period. A pair of Huron shots found the net during the first period. Connor McCloud made  goal within seconds of the game’s start, assisted by Jayden Bogh who then hit his first goal with the help of Josiah Savery.
Rei Hoops took a pair of assisted shot passed the Watertown goalie, before Bogh made his second goal to take the JV boys to a 5-1 lead minutes into the third period.
Andrew Arteman claimed Huron’s last goal on a power play, with Cody Ruedebusch and Michael Ready teaming up for the assist.
The Lakers made a final shot to the net to end the scoring.
Girls’ varsity
HURON — The Huron All-Stars girls’ varsity team fell to the Watertown Lakers, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at the Bergman Arena.
Watertown had the first goal on the scoreboard, while Huron’s Ashley Busch answered back with a shot assisted by Kaitlynn Harms to tie up the score. But Watertown made a quick comeback with a pair of goals in both the first and second periods.
Busch found the net again in the second with the help of Kylie Small, who made the final All-Stars goal in the third.
The All-Stars girls also suffered a loss to the Sioux Center Storm, who hosted the hockey game on Sunday morning.
Sioux Center recorded a 6-0 victory, with a pair of goals in each of the three periods of play. Huron were unable to find the net.
The Huron Lady All-Stars will travel to Brookings for the state tournament on Friday, March 1, for more hockey action.
U14 girls
In U14 action, the All-Stars cruised to an 8-0 win over the Watertown Lakers on Saturday at Bergman Arena.
Marissa Ready stopped all eight shots she faced to ink the shutout in the net for Huron.
Kylee Small had four goals to earn the hat trick for the Lady All-Stars. Also scoring goals were Alexis Priest, Alexis Rashaad, Devin Hunter and Shelby Timm.
Hunter and Small each had a pair of assists, while Izabel Casper and Rashaad also had an assist each.
Huron then closed the regular season with a 7-0 win at Sioux Center on Sunday.
Ready faced just four shots and recorded her second straight shutout.
Priest, Casper and Timm each had two goals for the Lady All-Stars. Hunter also had a goal.
Recording assists were Small, Rashaad, Casper and Priest.
Huron, which improved to 16-2, will carry the No. 1 seed into the U14 State Tournament, which begins Friday at Bergman  Arena.


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