Hellstrom breaks hockey recordThe Marlin boys’ hockey team picked up two wins over the weekend, defeating the Rushmore Thunder 9-2 on Saturday and 9-8 on Sunday. With Karl Hellstrom’s five assists during Sunday’s game, he broke a South Dakota hockey record for most assists in a single season. Hellstrom now has 50 assists on the season.
By: Claire Meador, The Daily Republic
The Marlin boys’ hockey team picked up two wins over the weekend, defeating the Rushmore Thunder 9-2 on Saturday and 9-8 on Sunday.
With Karl Hellstrom’s five assists during Sunday’s game, he broke a South Dakota hockey record for most assists in a single season. Hellstrom now has 50 assists on the season.
Spencer Lawrence led the Marlins on Saturday with six goals and one assist. Austin Loes added three goals and one assist. Hellstrom had five assists for the game.
Goalie Weston Gauger had 22 saves on 24 shots.
Head coach John Lord said the team knew Rushmore was going to be a challenging opponent so it came ready to play.
“We came out right away (Saturday) and got on top of them. We knew that (Rushmore) is a good team and we were just able to carry the momentum throughout the whole game.”
Loes led the Marlins on Sunday with five goals and two assists. Lawrence added three goals and six assists and Hellstrom had one goal and five assists.
Gauger had 15 saves on 23 shots.
Lord said his team outworked the Rushmore Thunder all weekend, which helped them pull out the two wins.
“The guys definitely put in a lot of hard work,” Lord said.
“That first line pretty much played the entire game (on Sunday). They wanted it and they went after it.”
The Marlins next action is on Friday when they take on the Sioux Falls Flyers in Sioux Falls. Lord said as of right now, it’s anybody’s game going into the state tournament.
“We really need to come up with a win if we want to maintain second place and go to the state tournament,” Lord said.
“We’ve lost to Sioux Falls before but it’s certainly a beatable team.”
Game time is set for 6:45 p.m.
Marlin girls pick up two wins, one loss
By The Daily Republic
The Marlin girls’ hockey team defeated the Watertown Lakers 5-3 on Friday and the Aberdeen Cougars 17-0 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Marlins fell to Brookings 5-2.
Lindsey Lawrence led the Marlins with two goals on Friday. Haley Stahl, Anna Rice and Morgan Griebel each added one goal. Stahl had one assist; Rice added three assists and Griebel also had one assist for the game. Goalie Hannah Spates had 19 saves on 22 shots.
On Saturday Stahl led the Marlins with five goals and six assists. Rice had five goals and two assists, and Lawrence scored one goal and had 10 assists. Kayla Murtha added two goals and one assist. Kassi Barington, Abby Sudbeck and Morgan Griebel each scored one goal and had one assist. Jacey Brunsen had one assist and Ashley Murtha added three assists.
Spates had nine saves on nine shots.
Head coach Eric Hohn said Sunday’s loss was due to missed opportunities.
“We kind of got off to a slow start,” Hohn said.
“I’d say our biggest problem was our shooting was off and we just missed a lot of shots.”
Hohn said Brookings came out and played to win on Sunday.
“(Brookings) just came out and knew they knew what was at stake and they wanted to win a little bit more than we did,” Hohn said.
“They played harder than we did and it could have been a close game if we hadn’t missed so many opportunities.”