The Rangers dropped a 4-3 decision to Aberdeen to open their season on Nov. 17.
The Cougars built a 2-0 lead after a period before Jadyn Kuehl found the back of the net twice in the second. Savannah Barber set up the first goal and helped along with Ella Park on the second as Aberdeen held a 3-2 lead through two.
The Cougars scored early in the third to go back up by two goals, but Barber lit the lamp off an assist from Alexis Schelske to provide for the final margin.
Heidi Merriman finished with 18 saves as the Rangers held a 31-22 advantage in shots.
After posting a 3-1 record at the Sioux Falls Tournament to open their season, the Rangers dropped their first league game before winning three straight.
Brookings fell 4-2 to Sioux Falls 2 on Nov. 17 before bouncing back with a 10-4 win over Sioux Falls 1 on Nov. 18. The Rangers beat Oahe, 9-1, on Saturday and then cruised past Mitchell, 13-1, on Sunday.
• Sioux Falls PW2 4, Brookings 2
Trailing 2-0 after a period, Jacob Kahle’s goal in the second got the Rangers on the scoreboard as Jacob Peterson earned the assist, but Sioux Falls scored once to make it 3-1 through two.
Cooper Deatherage scored in the third period off a Kahle assist as the Flyers scored once as well to provide for a 4-2 final.
Sioux Falls held a 24-22 edge in shots as Egan Jensen finished with four saves in goal.
• Brookings 10, Sioux Falls PW1 4
Peterson tallied a goal in the first period off a Chase Karch assist as the score was tied 1-1 after one.
The Rangers scored six goals in the second to take a 7-3 lead through two as Luke Honkomp scored off an assist by Owen Schneider before Peterson lit the lamp with four straight goals. Honkomp and Schneider set up the second while Schneider and Carson Odde assisted on the third. Deatherage scored his second goal of the weekend off a Kahle setup before Peterson notched his sixth goal of the game off a Honkomp assist.
Schneider tallied an unassisted goal in the third and then, Riley Linstad lit the lamp off a Honkomp assist for the final margin.
Sioux Falls outshot Brookings, 26-16, as Jensen notched 22 saves.
• Brookings 9, Oahe 1
• Brookings 13, Mitchell 1
The Rangers built a 5-0 lead after a period and extended it to 8-0 through two.
Kahle had back-to-back goals to open the scoring as Peterson and Karch assisted on the first goal and Peterson and Cole Schaller set up the second. Deatherage made it 3-0 off a Ren Jacobsen assist before Peterson netted two straight goals as Honkomp assisted on both.
Peterson scored twice to open the second period as Kahle assisted on the second before Linstad made it 8-0 off a Jacob Law setup.
Peterson opened and closed the third-period scoring as Honkomp set up the first. Jacobsen then sandwiched a pair of goals around a Kahle tally as Cody Jacobson assisted on the first; Karch set up the second; and Peterson picked up the assist on Kahle’s goal.
Brookings held a 45-15 edge in shots as Jensen finished with 14 saves.