Mitchell Marlins boys hockey scores season's first win in romp over Huron
Both Marlins teams picked up wins on Friday night
MITCHELL — The Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team broke the ice on their first win of the season Friday night in a big way, picking up a 12-1 victory over Huron at the Mitchell Activities Center.
Mitchell (1-6-1) scored the first five goals of the night, had six goals in the second period and finished with a season-best offensive showing that had eight different goalscorers and 10 different Marlins record a point.
Josh Grosdidier scored the first goal of the night and finished with three goals and four total points, while teammate Parker Denne had two goals and four assists in a six-point night. Tanner Puetz also had two goals and two assists in the win. Mitchell also got goals from Nathan McCormick, Lukas Jerke, William Elfstrand, Levi Loken and Mick Dailey in the victory.
Drake Jerke had 19 saves for Mitchell in the win. The Marlins outshot Huron (0-5), 39-20, and took seven Oahe penalties in the game, converting two for power-play goals. William Burns had Huron’s lone goal in the second period.
Mitchell is back in action on Sunday, Jan. 9 to face Oahe in Fort Pierre. Puck drop is at 4 p.m.
Marlin girls continue winning ways at Oahe
FORT PIERRE, S.D. — For the second time in six days, the Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team picked up a win over the Oahe Capitals in girls high school hockey, winning 7-3 at the Oahe Expo Center on Friday.
The win moves the Marlins to 9-1 on the season prior to heading to Rapid City for two more games this weekend with Rushmore, starting at 5 p.m. Central Saturday and continuing at 1 p.m. Central Sunday.
The Marlins scored three goals in the first period and led 4-1 after two periods before adding three more tallies in the third period.
Five different Marlins scored in the game on Friday, including a hat trick from Brynlee Sabers, with one goal in each period. Kelsey Amick and Reese Amick added goals in the first period, with Tristan Zimmer scoring in the third period to make it 6-1 and Kate Nash scoring an unassisted power-play goal in the third period.
Goaltender Sadie Kludt had 16 saves in the win. Sabers finished with five points in all, with three points from Nash and two each from Brooke Jarman and Kelsey Amick.
Oahe (3-4-1) had two goals from Sara Bierne and a goal from Olivia Swenson, plus 38 saves from Abagail Stewart Fromm.