Team South Dakota finishes 2nd

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.

Pool Play


 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.


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.


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.


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.



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