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Bantam A state hockey tourney hits Mitchell

The Mitchell Activities Center will play host to the Bantam A state hockey tournament Friday through Sunday. The eight-team tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. on Friday and concludes with the championship game at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. In all, there a...

The Mitchell Activities Center will play host to the Bantam A state hockey tournament Friday through Sunday.

The eight-team tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. on Friday and concludes with the championship game at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. In all, there are teams from Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Rapid City, Brookings and Pierre competing in the tournament.

"We are really excited that everybody is coming," Mitchell parent-volunteer Michelle Loecker said. "Hopefully the weather holds out and they can all get here and get home safe. It should be a good weekend."

No. 7 seed Mitchell (7-12-1) plays the No. 2 Sioux Falls Flyers 2 (18-2-0) at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Loecker said having a hometown team will help with the attendance.

"It's very nice," she said. "We are very happy that they were able to get in."

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The No. 5 Aberdeen Cougars (13-7-0) play No. 4 Sioux Falls Flyers 1 (15-5-0) at 11:30 a.m. No. 6 Sioux City (9-11-0) plays No. 3 Rushmore (14-3-0) at 2 p.m. The No. 8 Oahe Capitals (7-13-0) play No. 1 Brookings (18-1-0) at 7 p.m.

Loecker said Mitchell has 19 players on the Bantam A team and all 19 families helped with the organization of the tournament.

"A lot of planning and a lot of organizing," Loecker said. "So that everybody can have a good time this weekend."

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