Ranger Roundup: Brookings hosts 15u Girls’ tourney this weekend

Each Brookings Rangers team recorded at least one win in games held this past weekend.

Brookings is set to host a 15u girls’ tournament this weekend, teams from Champlin Park/Coon Rapids and Bismarck, as well as SDAHA league teams participating.

Junior Varsity


 Brookings 5, Sioux Falls (1) 5 (OT)

Brookings scored three goals in the second period – all by Jacob Kahle, then survived two penalty kill situations in overtime to secure a point in the standings with a 5-5 tie against Sioux Falls 1.

Jackson Law scored on the power play six minutes into the first period to put the Rangers on the board, but Brookings would trail 2-1 after the first 17 minutes. Kahle had the assist on Law’s goal.

Kahle scored his first goal of the second period just 40 seconds in, then added his second with 13:28 left, and completed a hat trick in the waning seconds of the period, but Brookings still trailed 5-4 heading to the final period.

Law had the assist on Kahle’s third goal.

With 9:18 to play in regulation, Aidan Austreim scored with the man-advantage with Kahle having the assist to tie the game at five and ultimately send it to overtime.

Neither team scored in the extra session, resulting in the 5-5 tie.

In goal, Egan Jensen made 31 saves on 36 shots.

Brookings out shot Sioux Falls, 40-36.


 Oahe 6, Brookings 2

The host Capitals opened a 5-0 lead after two periods and would go on to win 6-2 over the Rangers on Saturday.

With 11:11 to play in the third period, Cooper Deatherage found the back of the net off an assist from Kahle, then with 5:23 remaining Kahle scored with Carson Odde providing the helper to make it 5-2.

Oahe scored a late empty-net goal for the final 6-2 margin.

Nathan Brecher started in goal but was relieved by Jensen midway through the second period.

Brookings outshot Oahe 27-21.


Sioux Falls (2) leads the league with 16 points, which is tied with Rushmore. The Flyers have played two fewer league games than Rushmore.

Brookings and Sioux Falls (1) are tied with 13 points and both holding a 6-2-1-0 record, with Oahe a point behind in fifth.

The Rangers play two games at Rushmore this weekend, the first on Saturday evening.

Bantam “A”


 Brookings 13, Oahe 0

Brookings scored five goals in the first period and seven more in the second in a shellacking of the Oahe Capitals.

Talon Hyde and Jackson Heller each recorded hat tricks, while Parker Nielsen and Riley Linstad each had two assists.

Nielsen, Heller (2), Cody Jacobson, and Andrew Hahn scored in the first period, with Nielsen, Waylon Carroll, and Masen Holen each recording assists.

Hyde (3), Mavrick Bortnem, Heller, Hahn, and Jay Harris all found the back of the net in period two, with Hyde’s first goal coming on the power play.

Bortnem, Tre Christopherson, Nielsen and Linstad (2) provided assists on the second period goals.

Harris scored the Rangers’ lone goal in the third period off and assist from Jacobson.

Ryder Anderson faced 12 shots in goal and stopped all of them.

Brookings peppered Oahe 44-12 in total shots.


 Brookings 11, Watertown 0

Harris scored four goals and Heller added two as Brookings earned another dominating league win on Sunday.

Christopherson, Hyde, and Harris each scored goals in the first period, with Heller, Nielsen, Linstad, and Christopherson earning assists.

Brookings increased their lead to 7-0 through two periods with four goals in the second period. Harris (2), Linstad, and Heller each scored, with Jacobson, Carroll, and Braden Dobesh providing assists.

The Rangers added four additional goals in the final period. Harris, Dobesh, Heller, and Jacobson each found the back of the net, and Heller, Jacobson, and Harris had assists.

Anderson stopped all six shots he faced to earn the win in goal as Brookings outshot the Lakers 36-6.


Brookings stands fifth in the league with eight points and a 4-3 record.

Rushmore holds down the top spot with a perfect 10-0 record and 20 points, with Yankton (14 pts), Sioux Falls (12 pts) and Huron (10 pts) claiming places two through four.

The Rangers have two games this weekend, hosting Huron on Saturday evening and traveling to Sioux Falls to take on Brandon Valley on Sunday afternoon.

Bantam “B”


 Brookings 5, Oahe 0

Paxtyn Pottorff stopped all 20 shots he faced to earn the win in goal as Brookings shutout the Capitals, 5-0.

Keygan Peterson and Connor Buckley each had two goals in the win, with Gavin Loy scoring the game’s first goal.

Brookings posted a 37-20 advantage in shots.


 Sioux Center 5, Brookings 1

Sioux Center scored two goals in each of the first two periods and went on to a 5-1 league win on Sunday in Brookings.

The Tornadoes opened a 3-0 lead before Weston Baker got the Rangers on the board 4:14 into the second period with their only goal of the game.

Matthew Bothe took the loss in net, stopping 15 of 20 shots he faced.


Brookings holds down seventh place with a 2-5-1 record and five points.

Rushmore leads the league with 16 points, followed by Aberdeen with 14, Sioux Center at 12, Sioux Falls (1) with 10, Sioux Falls (2) at 8 along with Yankton, followed by Brookings, Watertown, and Oahe.

Brookings plays two games at league-leading Rushmore this weekend, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Peewee “A”

Brookings finished second in the River Falls Tournament, posting a final record of 1-1-1.


 Brookings 6, River Falls 1

Ethan Foerster scored two goals, while Nolan Krogman, Carter Nielsen, Un Hyeng Keay, and Mason Diers each had a goal as Brookings opened the tournament with a win over the hosts.

Cade Zweber logged two assists, with Krogman, Diers, and Isaac Andal each picking up one assist each.

Neil Trygstad made 12 saves on 13 shots to earn the win in goal

Brookings out shot River Falls 18-13.


 Brookings 1, Northfield 1

Krogman scored the lone Rangers goal in the first period as Brookings Northfield skated to a 1-1 tie.

Trygstad made 10 saves in goal.


 East Metro Stars 5, Brookings 1

Jack Lovseth found the back of the net in the first period, but Brookings could muster no further goals in coming up on the short end of a 5-1 score in the championship game.

Diers and Nielsen had the assists on Lovseth’s goal.

Trygstad stopped 18 of 22 shots he faced.

The East Metro Stars out shot Brookings 22-12 in the game.


Brookings sits in seventh in the league standings with four points.

Sioux Falls (1) and Sioux Falls (2) hold down the top two spots with 16 and 15 points, respectively, with Rushmore in third with 14 points.

Yankton has 10 points, followed by Aberdeen with eight, Huron at seven, Brookings, then Brandon Valley with two and Watertown with zero.

The Rangers take part in the Fargo Woodchipper Tournament this weekend.

Peewee “C”


 Oahe 5, Brookings 3

Maxten Jensen scored two first period goals and Andrew Haufschild added a third-period goal but Brookings would fall 5-3.

Haufschild had the assist on Jensen’s first goal, with Jensen returning the favor on Haufschild’s tally.

Jon Drew took the loss in goal.


 Brookings 6, Sioux Center 4

Sioux Center opened a 2-0 lead after one period but the Rangers rallied with four goals in the second period and two in the third to post a 6-4 win.

Jensen scored all six goals for Brookings.

Drew earned the win in goal.


Sioux Falls leads the league with 15 points, followed by Aberdeen with 12.

Oahe and Brookings are tied with 10 points, while Yankton and Sioux Center each have seven.

Mitchell with four points, and Watertown with two points occupy the last two places in the standings.

Brookings next plays at Watertown on Jan. 23, then hosts Yankton on Jan. 23.

Squirt “A”

Brookings finished 1-2 in pool play games in their home tournament.


 Brookings 8, Brandon Valley 0

Kallen Serfling and Luke Luvaas each scored two goals as Brookings opened tournament play with an 8-0 win over Brandon Valley.

Tegan Jensen, Owen Rounds, Graham Gerlach, and Weston Diers each scored goals, while Oliver Ahmann, Jensen, Joshua Deming, Gerlach, Diers, Serfling, and Liam Heiberger tallied assists.

Bob Carroll faced just two shots and stopped both for the win.


 Omaha 4, Brookings 1

Rounds scored the only Brookings goal of the game in the third period as Brookings lost 4-1.

Carroll made four saves in net.


 Sioux City 3, Brookings 1

Diers was the lone Ranger to score as the Rangers slipped to 1-2 in tournament play.

Carroll faced 14 shots, making 11 saves.


Results were not made available.


Brookings sits in second place in the league standings with 14 points, trailing Rushmore at 16 points.

Aberdeen and Sioux Falls (2) have 12 points, with Watertown, Huron, and Brandon Valley each having eight points.

Sioux Falls (1) and Mitchell have seven points, followed by Oahe with five, Sioux Center with two and Yankton with zero.

The Rangers have two games on Saturday in Yankton, against Sioux Falls (1) and the host Miracle.


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