Friday, Nov. 19 (jamboree)
• Brookings 5, Watertown 1
The Rangers took on Watertown as part of a season-opening jamboree on Nov. 19, picking up a 5-1 win.
Two 20-minute periods were played instead of the usual three periods of 17 minutes.
Brookings led 4-0 after the first period on the strength of goals from four different players.
Gage Peterson opened the scoring less than a minute into the game off an assist from Koen Beinhorn.
Just over a minute later, Geoffrey Svobodny tallied off a helper from Andrew Sternhagen to give Brookings a 2-0 lead.
The Rangers made it 3-0 with 14:10 remaining in the period when Jackson Law found the back of the net off an assist from Peterson.
Spencer Heflin scored just before the first period horn to make it 4-0. Jordan Raatz was credited with the assist.
Peterson scored the lone Ranger goal of the second period unassisted a minute in to Brookings a 5-0 lead.
Watertown would get on the scoreboard later in the period to provide the final 5-1 margin.
Nathan Brecher stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced in the exhibition.
The Rangers open league play with games at Sioux Falls 2 and Sioux Center today and Sunday, respectively.
Saturday, Nov. 20
• Brookings 10, Brandon Valley 0
Brookings secured a season-opening 10-0 win against Brandon Valley at the Larson Ice Center on Nov. 20.
The Rangers scored three goals in 55 seconds to build a quick 3-0 lead in the first period.
Brookings scored at the 6:58 mark of the first period (uncredited goal), then 14 seconds later Jackson Heller scored the first of his five goals to give Brookings a 2-0 lead. Parker Nielsen was credited with the assist.
Riley Linstad made it 3-0 of a Cody Jacobson assist 41 seconds later.
Talon Hyde assisted Heller’s second goal at 13:32 of the period as Brookings built a 4-0 cushion going into the intermission.
Heller tallied his third goal just eight seconds into the second period, from Jay Harris, to put the Rangers up 5-0.
Jacobson made it 6-0 at 3:42 of the period, unassisted, and Harris scored a minute later to make it 7-0. Hyde and Heller had the assists.
Linstad added his second goal of the game 2:10 into the third period to make it 8-0, then Heller added his fourth and fifth goals, off assists from Linstad and Harris, to provide the final 10-0 score.
Brookings out shot the Ice Cats 41-3. Ryder Anderson in goal stopped Brandon Valley’s three shots.
The Rangers take on the Yankton Miracle on the road today at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 20
• Brookings 3, Watertown 3
Keygan Peterson opened the scoring for Brookings 2:55 into the game to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.
Watertown would answer at the 11:59 mark of the period to tie the game.
Tryston Hostler gave Brookings the lead off a Camden Reicks assist at the 9:11 mark of the second period, and just over a minute later Connor Buckley found the back of the net of a Peterson assist to put the Rangers up 3-1.
Watertown would answer with a pair of goals in the third period, and the two teams would skate to a 3-3 tie.
Matthew Bothe stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced in goal.
Sunday, Nov. 21
• Sioux Falls (1) 10, Brookings 0
Brookings was out shot 50-4 as the Flyers picked up a 10-0 win.
Bothe stopped 40 of 50 shots in goal for the Rangers.
The Rangers face Yankton on the road today at 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 19
• Sioux Center 3, Brookings 2
Sioux Center scored on the power play 4:17 into the third period, then held on for a 3-2 win over Brookings.
The Tornadoes opened the scoring 5:48 into the game to take a 1-0 lead, but Kinzey Grendler scored just under two minutes later to tie the game at one.
Sioux Center would again take a lead in the second period before Sawyer Tripplett scored at 14:20 of the period off assists from Alyssa Stewart and Anna Rasmussen to tie the game at two heading to the final period.
Amanda King’s second goal of the game gave the Tornadoes the lead and that 3-2 score would hold.
Rorii Quam stopped 26 of 29 shots she faced in goal.
Brookings travels to Aberdeen (1 p.m. Saturday) and Oahe (10:15 a.m. Sunday) this weekend.