GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Team South Dakota finished as runner-up in the USA Hockey Youth 16U Tier II 1A National Tournament.
Brookings’ Kade Brecher was on the squad.
Monday – Championship
• Atlanta Fire 4, Team SD 3, OT
Tyler Stewart scored the game-winner 47 seconds into the extra period.
Team SD led 2-1 after a period but trailed 3-2 early in the third. Camden Pinto netted the equalizer with 12:16 remaining in regulation.
Brecher stopped 19 shots.
Sunday – Semifinals
• Team SD 4, CDA (Idaho) 3
Team South Dakota built a 4-0 lead early in the second period and then held on.
Four different players lit the lamp.
Brecher made 25 saves.
• Team SD 11, Delaware Ducks 1
Cory Perdaems netted a hat trick and added an assist, while Anthony Valland (two assists) and Max Evans contributed two goals apiece.
Brecher earned the win between the pipes.
• Team SD 4, Atlanta Fire 1
Dawson Wirth had two goals and an assist.
Cole Langston was the winning goalie.
• Team SD 9, Park City Miners (Utah) 4
Nine different players scored in the win.
Langston earned the win in goal.
14U TIER II 2A
DALLAS – Team South Dakota fell 6-2 to the Alaska Stars in the quarterfinals of the USA Hockey Youth 14U Tier II 2A National Tournament.
They went 3-0 in pool play.
The squad included Brookings players Cooper Deatherage, Luke Honkomp and Ren Jacobsen.
In pool play, Team SD beat the Ashburn Xtreme (Va.) 6-1 on Saturday, the Jr. Coyotes (Ariz.) 7-2 on Friday and the Nashville Flyers 7-2 on Thursday.
Jacobsen scored a goal in Thursday’s and Friday’s contests, while Honkomp also scored against the Flyers. Deatherage had two assists in pool play action.
GIRLS 19U TIER II 1A
DENVER – Team South Dakota finished 1-2 in the USA Hockey Girls 19U Tier II 1A National Tournament.
Brookings’ Kiran Vugteveen and Jadyn Runge were on the squad.
Team SD opened pool play with a 5-4 defeat of the San Diego Angels on Friday. Vugteveen scored a goal.
They fell 6-1 to the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers on Saturday, with Vugteveen netting the lone goal. They lost 6-4 to the Florida Alliance on Sunday.
GIRLS 16U TIER II 1A
DENVER – Team South Dakota posted a 4-1 record in the USA Hockey Girls 16U Tier II 1A National Tournament, falling in the semifinals.
Savannah Barber and Taylor Hokenson represented Brookings on the squad.
Team SD fell 3-2 in overtime to the Philadelphia Little Flyers in the semifinals after beating the Anchorage North Stars 4-2 in the quarterfinals earlier Sunday.
In pool play, Team SD beat the RM Lady Roughriders (Colo.) 2-1 in a shootout Saturday, the New Jersey Colonials 7-0 Friday and the Central NY Bobcats 4-1 on Thursday.
Barber had two goals and an assist versus the Colonials.