All-Stars go 1-2 in league play

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHAOS PHOTOGRAPHY Huron’s Xavier Erickson skates with the puck during a game against Oahe on Sunday at Bergman Arena. In the next photo, Huron goalie Jacob Wehde makes a glove save on a shot by Oahe during their game Sunday at Bergman Arena.

HURON — The Huron All-Stars find themselves on the short side of the .500 following a 1-2 performance this past weekend.
The Oahe Capitals, who are third in the league standings, with a 5-1 mark, prevented the All-Stars from staying on the positive side of the .500 mark, with a 5-3 win Sunday at Bergman Arena.
After both teams went scoreless through the opening period, Huron (4-5) put the first point on the board with a goal by Xavier Erickson. He scored on a pass from Izaiah Phillips.
Oahe responded with the next four goals to carry a 4-1 lead into the third period. Raef Briggs scored twice, while Spencer Wedin and Jackson Lake each had a goal.
The All-Stars opened the scoring in the third period, with Rei Hoops finding the net on an unassisted shot to slice the lead for the Capitals to 4-2.
Oahe padded its lead with Andrew Gordon finding the net on an unassisted shot.
Erickson capped the scoring for the All-Stars, scoring on a pass from Phillips during a power play to make it 5-3 in favor of the visitors.
Tate Mueller had 20 saves to earn the win for the Capitals, Jacob Wehde had 31 saves as the goalie for Huron.
The All-Stars secured their lone win on Saturday with a 5-3 victory against the Mitchell Marlins at Bergman Arena.
Huron used a pair of goals by Erickson in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The first came on a pass from Phillips on a power play, while Tanner Berquist assisted on the second.
With goals from Nickolas Robinson and Drew Kitchens, Mitchell managed to pull even in the second period.
Erickson would regain the lead for the All-Stars with an unassisted goal  to make it 3-2 heading into the final period.
Kitchens scored his second goal of the game just 10 seconds into the third period to pull the Marlins even once again at 3-3.
Using unassisted goals by Hoops and Matthew Voss, Huron would pull out the victory.
Wehde stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced in the net for the All-Stars.
Nathan Zimmerman had 29 saves for Mitchell.
On Friday, Phillip Kuechenmeister turned away all 28 shots he faced to record a shutout against the All-Stars in a 4-0 win for the Brookings Rangers.
The game went scoreless until Wes Koenig found the net for the Rangers just over two minutes into the second period.
The score remained 1-0 until Austin Lesnar scored the first of three goals for Brookings in the third period.
Koenig would record a second goal for the Rangers and Maxwell Kjelden capped the scoring.
Wehde faced 32 shots in the net for Huron and finished with 29 saves.
The All-Stars will return to action with an 8 p.m. game Friday at Aberdeen and then travel to face Yankton at 8 p.m. on Saturday.


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