Marlin boys drop pair of games to Oahe CapitalsJohn Lord thought his team played its best game against Oahe this season Sunday.
By: Brooke Cersosimo, The Daily Republic
John Lord thought his team played its best game against Oahe this season Sunday.
“We made strides in the right direction,” said Mitchell coach Lord, whose team lost 5-0 against the Capitals. “We skated with them the entire game and with the exception of a few errors, the game is a different game.”
The Marlins fell to Oahe 9-0 in its first two matchups of the season, the second game being Saturday evening at the Mitchell Activities Center.
Lord said the team improved its passing.
“If you can’t get those outlook passes coming out of the defensive zone, you’re never going to get any offensive pressure,” said Lord, whose team is seventh in the league with a 2-11 record. “Passing through the neutral zone at times was better and we were able to have a little more offensive pressure (today).”
Mitchell held the Capitals (12-2) scoreless in the first period, outshooting its opponent 6-5.
But after the first break, Oahe’s Austin Wagner scored back-to-back goals, with one on a power play, and Cash Anderson added another, going ahead 3-0 at the end of two periods.
In the third, Jace Jerome and Wagner each scored a goal, giving Wagner a hat trick, for the Capitals. Oahe’s Bo Atkins recorded a playmaker, three assists, in the win.
The Marlins had 20 shots on goal to Oahe’s 28. Mitchell goalie Weston Gauger made 23 saves in the net.
The Marlins’ next game is Tuesday when they travel to play Luverne, Minn.