Local hockey: Brookings Rangers squirt teams compete in Cardinal Classic

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The Brookings Rangers had another busy weekend as the squirt teams competed at the Cardinal Classic Tournament and several other levels were in action as part of this week’s Ranger Roundup.

SQUIRT A

WILMAR — The Rangers won three of their five games and finished in second place in the Tournament B1 Division at the Cardinal Classic Tournament from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4.

The Rangers picked up wins over St. Cloud, Wilmar and LDC at the tournament.

Brookings 7, St. Cloud Red 4

Sutton Jensen recorded a hat trick and Elliott Ahmann scored twice to lead the Rangers over St. Cloud on Friday night.

Kaden Ziegeldorf and Ryker Schumacher also had goals in the win while Juke Anderson made 16 saves for the Rangers. Brookings out-shot St. Cloud 26-20.

New Prague 3, Brookings 1

Jensen scored the lone goal for the Rangers with 2:46 remaining in the third period. Anderson made 30 saves as Brookings was out-shot 33-11.

Brookings 9, Willmar 5

Ryker Schumacher had a hat trick while Max Harris and Jensen each scored twice to lead the Rangers over Wilmar on Saturday night.

Ahmann and Ziegeldorf also scored in the win while Anderson made 20 saves. Willmar out-shot the Rangers 25-16.

Brookings 5, LDC 3

Ahmann scored twice while Schumacher, Jensen and Cooper Hyde all scored goals in a win over LDC on Sunday morning.

Anderson made 20 saves for the Rangers, who were out-shot 23-11.

New Prague 8, Brookings 3

Jensen scored twice and Ahmann added a goal but it wasn’t enough as the Rangers fell in the championship game on Sunday afternoon.

Anderson made 19 saves. New Prague out-shot the Rangers 27-15.

SQUIRT RED

WILLMAR — The Rangers finished in third place in the Tournament C division during the Cardinal Classic Tournament from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4.

Buffalo 4, Brookings 3

Knox Frericks recorded a hat trick and Nash Billings made 21 saves in a loss to Buffalo on Friday night. Nash Billings made 21 saves. Buffalo out-shot the Rangers 25-15.

Willmar 8, Brookings 2

Frericks and Sydney Hahn each scored goals in a loss to Willmar on Saturday morning. Billings made 38 saves. Willmar out-shot the Rangers 46-8.

Brookings 3, East Metro Stars 3

Frericks recorded a hat trick in the Rangers’ tie with the East Metro Stars on Saturday afternoon. Billings made 13 saves. The Rangers were out-shot 16-13.

Buffalo 6, Brookings 1

Frericks scored the lone goal in the semifinal game against Buffalo on Sunday morning. Billings made 19 saves. Buffalo out-shot the Rangers 25-8.

SQUIRT BLUE

WILLMAR — The Rangers finished in fourth place in the C Division during the Cardinal Classic Tournament from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4.

Brookings 6, East Metro Stars 6

Evan Rounds and Hunter Vincent each netted hat tricks in a tie with the East Metro Stars on Friday night.

Sarantis Theodosopoulos made 18 saves for Brookings. The Rangers were out-shot 24-18.

Buffalo 13, Brookings 4

Vincent recorded a hat trick and Nicholas Hanson scored a goal for the Rangers in the loss to Buffalo on Saturday afternoon.

Theodosopoulos had 21 saves while the Rangers were out-shot 34-10.

Willmar 11, Brookings 0

Henry Dangel made 12 saves for the Rangers on Saturday night. Willmar out-shot Brookings 23-5.

Willmar 14, Brookings 0

Theodosopoulos made 16 saves while the Rangers were out-shot 30-2 on Sunday morning.

BOYS JV

RAPID CITY — The Rangers dropped two games with the Rushmore Thunder last weekend, falling to the Thunder 3-2 on Saturday evening and 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at The Thunderdome.

Rushmore 3, Brookings 2 (OT)

The Rangers scored first when Andrew Hahn netted a goal with an assist from Waylon Carroll at 12:03 of the first period. Carroll extended the lead with a goal from Parker Nielsen at 2:53 of the second period but Kaden Lipp cut into the lead with his goal from Zander Bell at 15:25 of the third period.

Rushmore tied the game on Caeyn Howard’s goal from Lipp and Thomas Rogers at 15:40 of the third period and Damien Pongklub scored the game-winning goal unassisted at 2:10 of overtime.

Ryder Anderson made 39 saves in the loss as the Rangers were out-shot 42-13. Brookings went 0-for-4 on the power play while Rushmore went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Rushmore 5, Brookings 4

The Rangers took another early lead when Hahn scored with assists from Carroll and Nielsen at 9:30 of the first period. Braden Lueders tied the game with an assist from Braden Nelson at 15:58 of the first period but Carroll scored with an assist from Hahn with 13 seconds left in the first period to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

The Rangers extended their lead with a pair of goals as Carroll scored with assists from Nielsen and Hahn 49 seconds into the second period and Cooper Schneider added a goal at 12:42 of the second period to put Brookings up 4-1.

The lead didn’t last, however, as Rushmore scored four unanswered goals to earn the win. Hoffman scored an unassisted goal at 8:50 to cut the lead to 4-2 and Carson Culver scored with an assist from Chester Clark at 12:03 to make it a 4-3 game.

Howard tied the game with an assist from Pongklub at 15:01 of the third period and Lipp scored the game-winning goal from Pongklub and Bell with one second left in regulation to give the Thunder the victory.

Matthew Bothe made 39 saves for the Rangers, who were out-shot 44-17. Brookings went 0-for-2 on the power play while Rushmore did not have a power play opportunity.

BANTAM A

RAPID CITY — The Rangers had a successful weekend, defeating the Rushmore Thunder 4-1 on Friday afternoon and 3-1 on Saturday night at The Thunderdome.

Brookings 4, Rushmore 1

Ethan Foerster opened the scoring with assists from Cade Zweber and Un-hyeng Keay at 9:51 of the first period but Rushmore tied it on Jaxon Reeder’s goal from Remington Mann at 13:41 of the first period.

Brookings regained the lead with a pair of goals in the second period as Jack Loveseth scored from Maxten Jensen at 1:25 and Jason Ready scored a power play goal from Mason Diers and Nolan Krogman at 8:21 to give the Rangers a 3-1 advantage.

Lovseth capped the scoring with a goal from Diers at 2:13 of the third period.

Neil Trygstad made 13 saves in the win as the Rangers out-shot the Thunder 35-14.

Brookings went 1-for-6 on the power play while Rushmore went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Brookings 3, Rushmore 1

The Rangers jumped ahead with a pair of goals in the first period as Diers opened the scoring with an assist from Jensen at 12:56 and Lovseth made it a 2-0 game with an unassisted goal at 13:41.

Ready put the Rangers up 3-0 on a power play goal from Mauer Bartley and Diers at 5:44 of the third period. Rushmore’s lone goal came when Reeder scored on the power play from Jackson Hepper at 8:02 of the second period.

Trygstad made 12 saves in the win while the Rangers out-shot the Thunder 27-13. Brookings went 1-for-3 on the power play while Rushmore converted their lone opportunity.

BANTAM B

RAPID CITY — The Rangers picked up a pair of wins, defeating Rushmore 4-1 on Friday night and 5-3 on Saturday morning at The Thunderdome.

Brookings 4, Rushmore 1

Jaden McGuire put the Thunder on the board with an assist from Logan Woods at the seven-minute mark of the first period but Grant Horn tied the game with an assist from Colin Jacobson at 6:45 of the second period.

Jacobson gave the Rangers the lead with a powerplay goal from Colt Vanmaanen at 10:29 of the second period and Horn extended the lead with an unassisted goal at 5:34 of the third period and a goal from Ty Harris at 6:56 of the third period that completed the hat trick.

Jon Drew made the start for the Rangers and made 17 saves. Brookings out-shot Rushmore 25-17. Brookings went 1-for-3 on the power play while Rushmore did not have a power play.

Brookings 5, Rushmore 3

Vanmaanen opened the scoring with his goal from Thatcher Haselhorst at 2:46 of the first period before Carter Gregory tied the game with an assist from Jaden McGuire at 3:22 of the first period. Horn scored at 13:33 of the first period to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead at the first intermission before Lucas Minnerath tied the game with an unassisted power play goal at 4:42 of the second period.

Brookings pulled away from there thanks to a power play goal by Vanmaanen from Jeremiah Hovey that gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead at 7:42 of the second period.

Horn added a power play goal from Carter Nielsen and Jacobson at 13:41 of the second period to give the Rangers a 4-2 lead at the second intermission but Cayne Gregory scored on a penalty shot at 4:39 of the third period to make it a 4-3 game. Nielsen added an insurance goal on the power play from Jacobson at 9:07 of the third period to put the game away.

Drew made 24 saves in the win. The Thunder out-shot the Rangers 27-22. Brookings went 3-for-8 on the power play while Rushmore went 1-for-2.

GIRLS JV

The Rangers split two games over the weekend, falling 6-0 to Sioux Falls on Friday night but defeating Aberdeen 7-3 on Saturday afternoon.

Sioux Falls 6, Brookings 0

BROOKINGS — Alyssa Ver Hoeven scored two goals with an assist and Reese Kompelien had a goal and an assist to lead the Flyers over the Rangers at the First Bank & Trust Rink in the Larson Ice Center.

Lucy Nelson and Neely Meyer also had goals while Anabel Berdahl and Callie Pederson each had an assist. Ella Stavenger also had a goal and an assist while Scarlett Black had two assists.

Avery Dentlinger made 28 saves. The Flyers out-shot the Rangers 34-8. The Flyers went 0-for-1 on the power play while the Rangers did not have a power play.

Brookings 7, Aberdeen 3

ABERDEEN — The Rangers set the tone early with a pair of goals in the first period as Brooke Kruse scored unassisted at 4:44 and Kinley Foerster scored with an assist from Beatrix Hovey Stubbles at 5:06 to give Brookings a 2-0 lead.

After Calley Gage cut into the lead with an unassisted goal at 2:50 of the second period, Alayna Moe extended the Rangers lead with an assist from Kruse at 3:21. Leah Kranzler scored with an assist from Addison Gage at 4:02 of the second period to cut the Rangers’ lead to 3-2 but Brookings pulled away with four unanswered goals to end the second period.

Lorelei Koch scored from Ashton Otteson at 4:23 before Khloe Ziegeldorf scored from Brooke Kruse at 4:49 to make it a 5-2 game. Ziegeldorf scored on the power play from Otteson for her second goal of the game at 6:18 and Koch scored with an assist from Kruse at 11:14 to give Brookings a 7-2 lead.

Gage scored her second goal of the game at 13:42 to cap the scoring.

Dentlinger made nine saves while the Rangers out-shot the Cougars 25-12. Brookings converted their lone power play chance while the Cougars went 0-for-3 with the skater advantage.

PEEWEE A

RAPID CITY — The Rangers dropped a pair of games to Rushmore, falling 3-1 on Saturday and 5-4 on Sunday at The Thunderdome.

Rushmore 3, Brookings 1

Tegan Jensen scored the lone goal with an assist from Thor Zell with 10:22 left in the second period. Warner Carroll made 27 saves while Brookings was out-shot 30-4.

Rushmore 5, Brookings 4

Weston Diers and Jasper Pitts each had a goal and an assist while Thor Zell and Graham Gerlach also had goals in Saturday’s loss. Jensen recorded an assist in the third period and Isaac Haufschild made 32 saves for the Rangers. Brookings was out-shot 37-23.

PEEWEE B

Brookings 15, Mitchell 0

MITCHELL — The Rangers got goals from 11 different players as they defeated the Marlins on Saturday morning.

Deacon Trumbo and Jacob Myhre each scored twice in the win while Brayden Brintnall had a goal and two assists. Gavin Zweibahmer, Jackson Hahn and Adrian Almjheld each had a goal and an assist while Pierson Rohl, Liam Heiberger and Emmett Berkhoff also scored goals in the win.

Porter Vanderbush made two saves for the shutout. Brookings out-shot Mitchell 52-2.