HURON — The Huron All-Stars went 3-0 to claim the title during the 2019 Rooster Cup Hockey Tournament, which was held Friday at Saturday at Bergman Arena.
The All-Stars opened the event with a 4-0 victory against the Neepawa Tigers of Canada.
Cooper Letcher had 21 saves to record the shutout in the net for Huron.
Meanwhile the All-Stars unloaded 44 shots against Neepawa goalie Myles Brister.
The All-Stars found the net twice in the second period and twice in the third period to secure the win.
Cody Ruedebusch scored the opening goal on a pass from Carson Duba at the 8:19 mark of the second period. The second goal came at the 1:24 mark as Izaiah Phillips scored on a pass from Walker Schiltz.
Lucas Snyder had the first goal for Huron in the third period, with Phillips and Schiltz combining on the assists.
Less than two minutes later Jayden Bogh scored to cap the scoring for the All-Stars on a pass from Phillips.
Brister finished with 40 saves for Neepawa.
Letcher was named as the game’s Defensive MVP for Huron, while Schiltz was the Offensive MVP.
Brister was named as the Defensive MVP for Neepawa.
Huron 7, Aberdeen 2
Schiltz and Snyder then had a pair of goals each to lead the All-Stars to a 7-2 victory against Aberdeen in the first of two games on Saturday.
Schiltz scored his first goal on a pass from Tanner Berquist and his second goal on a pass from Snyder.
An unassisted goal by Snyder opened the scoring and then he capped the scoring with a goal on a pass from Schiltz.
Also scoring goals for Huron were Bogh, Duba and Ruedebusch.
Andrew Arteman, Duba, Will Burns and Bogh also had an assist each.
Mason Carrels and Andrew Woehl had the goals for Aberdeen. Assists went to Braydon Jones and Carson Cleberg on the goal scored by Carrels.
Marty Boetel stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced in the net for Huron, while Matt Feiock had 36 saves for Aberdeen.
Boetel and Ruedebusch were named the MVPs for the All-Stars, while Jones and Elias Altman earned the honors for Aberdeen.
Neepawa 3, Aberdeen 1
Neepawa secured a 3-1 win against Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon.
Shane Byram had a pair of goals and had an assist for the Tigers, while Bodhi Speiss added a goal. Ayden Atkey also had an assist.
Garret Rainkie had 22 saves to earn the win for Neepawa.
Trey Wagemann had the goal for Aberdeen on an unassisted shot.
Hunter Wilkie stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced in the net for the Cougars.
Huron 8, Neepawa 1
The All-Stars kept its strong offensive play rolling during the second game of the day on Saturday with an 8-1 victory against Neepawa.
With just over four minutes remaining in the opening period Schiltz brought the Teddy Bears and other plush toys flying out of the stands with the first goal of the game for Huron on an unassisted shot.
The bears and toys were then collected from the ice to be donated to the Huron Salvation Army for distribution to area kids as part of a Christmas program.
The All-Stars would stretch their lead to 3-0 by the end of the first period. Schiltz scored his second goal on a pass from Snyder and Jacob Maas scored, with Schiltz and Snyder assisting on the play.
Duba had the lone goal of the second period for Huron, scoring on a pass from Bogh to make it 4-0 heading into the final period.
With goals by Phillips and Duba, the All-Stars would build a 6-0 lead before Neepawa would get on the board. Berquist assisted on the first, while Ruedebusch assisted on the second.
Byram had the lone goal for the Tigers on an unassisted shot.
Schiltz then earned the hat trick with his third goal for the All-Stars with Snyder and Kaleb Ferguson assisting on the play.
Ruedebusch capped the scoring for Huron with a goal on a pass from Duba.
Boetel had 23 saves to secure the win as the goalie for the All-Stars. Brister stopped 34 shots for Neepawa.
Aberdeen 5, Neepawa 3
Aberdeen avenged its early loss to Neepawa with a 5-3 victory on Sunday morning.
Avery Dean, Wagemann, Andrew Woehl, Altman and DJ Geuther had goals for the Cougars. Carrels had a pair of assists, while Geuther, Cameron Scarlett, Chanden Nieman and Woehl each had an assist.
Feiock had 27 saves for Aberdeen.
Scoring goals for Neepawa were Ben Cox, Brandt Sellman and Atkey. Reagan Byskal and Speiss each had an assist.
Brister stopped four of six shots for the Tigers in the opening period, while Hayden Whelpton had 23 saves on 26 shots in the final two periods.
Notes: Brookings was also slated to participate in the tournament, but didn’t make the trip to Huron due to the inclement weather. Sunday’s final game between Huron and Aberdeen was not held.