Mitchell Marlins men’s hockey claim first win of season over Huron

Jan. 8 – MITCHELL – The Mitchell Marlins men’s hockey team broke the ice in their first win of the season Friday night in big fashion, claiming a 12-1 victory over Huron at the Mitchell Activities Center.

Mitchell (1-6-1) scored the first five goals of the night, scored six second-period goals and finished with a season-best offensive performance with eight different scorers and 10 different Marlins recording a point.

Josh Grosdidier scored the first goal of the night and finished with three goals and four points overall, while teammate Parker Denne had two goals and four assists for six points. Tanner Puetz also had two goals and two assists in the win. Mitchell also got goals from Nathan McCormick, Lukas Jerke, William Elfstrand, Levi Loken and Mick Dailey in the win.

Drake Jerke made 19 saves for Mitchell in the win. The Marlins outscored Huron (0-5), 39-20, and took seven penalties from Oahe in the game, converting two for power-play goals. William Burns scored Huron’s only goal in the second period.

Mitchell is back in action on Sunday January 9 to take on Oahe in Fort Pierre. The puck drop is at 4 p.m.

Marlin girls keep winning in Oahe

FORT PIERRE, SD — For the second time in six days, the Mitchell Marlins women’s hockey team picked up a victory over the Oahe Capitals in women’s high school hockey, winning 7-3 at the Oahe Expo Center on Friday.

The victory moves the Marlins to 9-1 on the season before heading to Rapid City for two more games this weekend with Rushmore, starting at 5 p.m. Central on Saturday and continuing at 1 p.m. Central on Sunday.

The Marlins scored three goals in the first period and led 4-1 after two periods before adding three more goals in the third period.

Five different Marlins scored in Friday’s game, including a Brynlee Sabers hat trick, with one goal in each period. Kelsey Amick and Reese Amick added goals in the first period, Tristan Zimmer scoring in the third period to make it 6-1 and Kate Nash scoring an unassisted power play goal in the third period.

Goalie Sadie Kludt made 16 saves in the win. The Sabers finished with five points overall, with three points from Nash and two from Brooke Jarman and Kelsey Amick.

Oahe (3-4-1) had two goals from Sara Bierne and one goal from Olivia Swenson, as well as 38 saves from Abagail Stewart Fromm.

Catherine J. Martinez