Marlins, Gauger shut out YanktonWith Yankton playing its first year of varsity hockey, Mitchell coach John Lord said the emphasis on the game was to get some hard work in.
By: Justin Rust, The Daily Republic
Right after the opening face-off, Yankton was able to get a shot off.
After that, the Mitchell Marlins boys’ hockey team controlled the game and had 56 shots on goal in a 9-0 win over Yankton Friday at the Mitchell Activities Center.
With Yankton playing its first year of varsity hockey, Mitchell coach John Lord said the emphasis on the game was to get some hard work in.
“We worked on our passing and one-time shots,” he said. “We used it to set-up our power play, too. It’s a good win.”
Mitchell improved to 12-3 overall and 4-1 in South Dakota Amateur Hockey league play. Yankton fell to 0-6.
Ten different players recorded a point for the Marlins.
“We had a lot of different players who were able to score,” Lord said. “A lot of the kids got to see plenty of ice (Friday).”
Austin Loes led Mitchell with four points with four assists. Spencer Lawrence had three goals for three points, and Austin Podhradsky had three points with one goal and two assists. Karl Hellstrom had a goal and an assist and Skyler Stahl had two assists. Mauel Guevara, Lamberto (Niko) Laigo, Taylor Herrick and Benjamin Hogen all had one goal and Weston Gauger had an assist.
Gauger added three saves.
The Marlins are back on the ice today at Brookings. The Rangers are 9-0, which leads the league, and have given up just 17 goals on the season.
“It’s going be a good test, no doubt about that,” Lord said. “It will be a hard game and we are going to have to bring our ‘A’ game.”