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Boys High School Hockey: Cougars skate to first win, 7-4 over Yankton

Powered by a three-goal second period, the Aberdeen Cougars boys hockey squad picked up its first varsity win of the season, winning 7-4 over the Yankton Bucks at the Odde Ice Center. 

It didn't take long for the home team to get on the board. Braydon Jones scored with 22 seconds gone by in the first period to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. Carson Cleberg had the assist. Yankton tied the game at one, but with 1:42 on the clock, Jones netted his second of the game to give Aberdeen a 2-1 lead heading to the first intermission.

Yankton scored right out the break to tie the game at two, the home team responded again, this time with three unanswered goals to regain control. Avery Dean gave the Cougars a 3-2 lead at the 12:23 mark, scoring his third goal of the season. Trey Wageman handled the final two goals of the period, scoring what would prove to be the game-winner with three minutes to go before intermission to make it it a 5-2 Cougars lead. Charles Olson and Elias Altman had the assist.

Jones scored the final goal of the game with 25 second left, getting the hat trick and team-leading sixth of the year. Matthew Feiock made 23 saves in the win.

Aberdeen 7
Yankton 4

South Dakota Varsity at Aberdeen

Yankton 1-1-2 — 4

Aberdeen 2-3-2 — 7

1st Period: Scoring: AC BV - Jones Goal (even strength) (Cleberg) 0:22; YM BV - Nockels Goal (even strength, EN) (Weber, Schulz) 6:24; AC BV - Jones Goal (even strength) (Cleberg, Scheel) 15:18. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period: Scoring: YM BV - Nockels Goal (even strength) (Weber) 0:48; AC BV - Dean Goal (even strength) 12:23; AC BV - Wagemann Goal (even strength) 14:00; AC BV - Wagemann Goal (even strength) (Olson, Altman) 15:09. Penalties: Carrels, AC BV (Misconduct, 10 min) 7:04; Carrels, AC BV (Boarding, Minor, 2 min) 7:04; Larson, YM BV (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 10:02; Olson, AC BV (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 10:02; Curran, YM BV (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 11:44; Cleberg, AC BV (Roughing, Minor, 2 min) 11:44; Dean, AC BV (Misconduct, 10 min) 16:09; Dean, AC BV (Charging, Minor, 2 min) 16:09. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period: Scoring: YM BV - Weber Goal (even strength) (Nockels, Vellek) 7:26; AC BV - Carrels Goal (power play) (Jones, Scheel) 14:07; YM BV - Weber Goal (power play) (Nockels, Abbott) 16:33; AC BV - Jones Goal (even strength) 16:35. Penalties: , AC BV (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 1:06; Wiener, YM BV (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 13:10; Nieman, AC BV (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 14:36. Goalie Changes: None.

Goaltenders: Yankton, Chris Sternhager (27 saves); Matthew Feiock (23 saves).

Aberdeen's Braydon Jones gathers in the puck during the second period of Sunday's game against the Sioux Falls Flyers 2 at the Odde Ice Center. The Cougars claimed a 3-2 win to complete a weekend sweep. American News Photo by Jacque Niles