Caps, Lady Caps both swept in weekend action
The Oahe Capitals and Oahe Lady Capitals hockey teams did not have the best of weekends as both teams got swept. The Caps played a game in Rapid City and a home game versus Sioux Falls. The Lady Caps played a pair of games in Aberdeen.
The Caps first game was against Rushmore on Friday at the Rushmore Thunder Dome in Rapid City. Rushmore scored the first two goals in the first period before the Caps got a goal by Riggs Sanchez, with an assist by Cole Nelson. Rushmore got two more goals, and went into the first intermission with a 4-1 lead. Rushmore had the first goal of the second period to increase their lead to 5-1. Spencer Wedin got a pair of goals to bring the game to 5-3 going into the second intermission. Rushmore scored three goals to put the game away, winning the game with 8-3 score. Rushmore outshot the Caps 30-20. Caps goalie Tate Mueller had 23 saves in the game.
The Caps second game was against the Sioux Falls Flyers on Sunday in the Oahe EXPO Center in Fort Pierre. The Flyers scored one goal in the first period, two goals in the second period, and three goals in the third period to come away with a 6-0 victory. Sioux Falls outshot the Caps 42-14. Caps goalie Tristen Fuerst had 36 saves in the game.
The Lady Caps lost both of their games 11-0. The first game saw Madyson Ogdahl, Kaitln Holland and Haiden Stoltenberg each have two goals. Danielle Podoll, Morgan Dean, Shelby Nash, Kensington Eckhoff and Jutice Small all had one goal. Lady Caps goalie Marian Nelson had 39 saves, and fellow Lady Caps goalie Abagail Stewart-Fromm had 14 saves. Aberdeen outshot the Lady Caps 64-6. In the second game, Aberdeen’s Kaitlyn Holland and Morgan Dean each had three goals, while Kensington Eckhoff had two goals. Emma Ahlberg, Jutice Small and Kamryn Hayhurt each had a goal. Nelson and Stewart-Fromm combined for 46 saves for the Caps. Aberdeen outshot the Lady Caps 57-6 in game two.
The next time the Oahe Capitals see action will be on Sunday against the Watertown Lakers. Sunday’s game will be a rematch from last March’s epic six overtime State Playoffs game. It is slated to start at 1:15 p.m. Meanwhile, the Lady Caps will see action on Friday-Sunday at home in the EXPO Center against Omaha. Friday’s game is slated to start at 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s game at 2 p.m., and Sunday’s game at 9 a.m.