Marlins hockey roundup: Mitchell claims third place at under-14 state tourney
Brynlee Sabers scored 11 times in tournament play to help Mitchell to strong finish
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — The Mitchell Marlins under-14 girls hockey team finished in third place at the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association’s state tournament on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Oahe.
Brynlee Sabers scored all three goals for the Marlins, including two in the first period to give Mitchell a 2-1 advantage. Her third goal early in the second period stood up as the game-winner, despite the Capitals adding a third-period goal to tighten the game to 3-2. Goalie Kaylie O’Connor made 21 saves in the win for Mitchell.
In Saturday’s semifinals, Mitchell fell 7-2 to Brookings, which was the eventual bracket champion.The Rangers jumped to a 3-0 lead before Mitchell’s Makenna Tronnes could score to get the Marlins on the board. Sabers added a third-period power-play goal for the Marlins, which was part of an 11-goal effort for Sabers for Mitchell in the tournament. O’Connor made 25 saves in the semifinal game, as Mitchell was outshot, 33-16.
The Marlins finished the season 12-5 in SDAHA play.
Mitchell takes seventh at home Peewee tournament
MITCHELL — At the state Peewee B tournament in Mitchell, the host Marlins team took seventh place in the tournament.
The Marlins had a 3-2 loss to Brandon Valley on Saturday and an 11-2 win over Huron in Sunday’s seventh-place game.
Against Huron, Cooper Guenthner scored five goals and added an assist. Kade Sabers had two goals in a three-point game, with goals from Wyatt Rezac, Axel Reimnitz and Parker Rauscher. Caden Schuldt had a goal and two assists, and Isaac Zens and Treston Zens each tallied an assist.
In Saturday’s game against the Ice Cats, Rauscher had a goal assisted from Gavin Paul, with Guenthner scoring on a goal assisted by Isaac Zens and Reimnitz.
Oahe won the championship, 5-2, over Sioux Falls 2, while Sioux Falls 1 took home third place with a 7-0 third-place game victory over Rushmore. Brandon Valley topped Sioux Center, 5-4, in the fifth-place game.
The Marlins finished their SDAHA season at 6-11.
Marlins bring home fifth from Yankton
In the Peewee C tournament, the Mitchell Marlins brought home fifth place after a 2-1 weekend on the ice.
Mitchell completed the weekend with a 6-3 Saturday win over Sioux Center and a 4-2 win over Watertown on Sunday.
Against the Tornadoes from Sioux Center, Tate Goldammer scored three times and had an assist, while Kristopher Hatwan had two goals and an assist. Deyton Puetz had a three-point game with a goal, while Preston Maeschen tallied two assists and William Dooley had an assist in the win.
On Sunday against the Lakers, Hatwan had three goals and Paxton Niehoff had a goal for the Marlins, with assists from Hatwan and William Dooley.
Mitchell finished the season with a record of 5-11-1 in SDAHA play.
Mitchell Marlins boys two-straight contests
SIOUX FALLS – The Mitchell Marlins boys hockey team fell in both games over the weekend against Sioux Falls and Watertown. Mitchell lost on Friday to Sioux Falls 7-1 and fell to Watertown on Saturday at the Mitchell Activities Center.
In the loss to Sioux Falls, the Flyers scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the first period as they took a commanding 3-0 lead after one. After Mitchell scored its lone goal of the game, Maxwell Mohr scored two more goals in the second period to extend the Flyers lead to five. Nicholas Lohr scored his second goal of the contest in the third period to cap the 7-1 win.
Against Watertown, Mitchell was first on the scoreboard as Parker Denne scored a goal, assisted by Tanner Puetz, 30 seconds into the game. After Watertown’s Austin Green scored a goal to tie the game, Levi Loken scored a goal in power play, assisted by Ashton Reimnitz, to give the Marlins a 2-1 lead.
Blair Boomsma scored two straight goals in a matter of 35 seconds near the end of the first period to give Watertown a 3-2 lead after one. Watertown scored three goals in the second period to extend their lead to four and seal the win.
Mitchell (4-13) hosts Aberdeen at the Mitchell Activities Center at 8 p.m. on Feb. 26.