Watertown Hockey: Green's hat trick helps salvage weekend split for Laker boys

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Dakota Woertink of the Watertown Lakers attempts a centering pass against Kaase Vanniejenhuis of the Sioux Center Storm during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.
Dakota Woertink of the Watertown Lakers attempts a centering pass against Kaase Vanniejenhuis of the Sioux Center Storm during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.

Austin Green’s hat trick helped the Watertown Lakers’ varsity boys team salvage a weekend split of South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association games with a 4-1 victory over Sioux Center (Iowa) on Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena.

The Lakers (9-8 overall and 4-8 in the SDAHA) opened the weekend with an 8-0 loss at Brookings on Friday.

Green scored a pair of second-period goals and added a third-period tally for the Lakers, who also got a goal from Mason Witt. Witt had two assists and Green, Blair Boomsma and Austin McBride each one.

Goalie Owen McBride made 23 saves.

Thomas Foley (13) of the Watertown Lakers attempts to gain control of the puck as Grady Duden of the Sioux Center Storm looks on during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.
Thomas Foley (13) of the Watertown Lakers attempts to gain control of the puck as Grady Duden of the Sioux Center Storm looks on during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.

Grady Duden scored for Sioux Center, which fell to 5-4-1 in the SDAHA.

On Friday, Logan Bortnem had three goals and an assist and Breck Hirschoff one goal and three assists for Brookings (10-1).

McBride made 38 saves in net for the Lakers, who host Rushmore at 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Maas Ice Arena.

Blair Boomsma of the Watertown Lakers (right) and Easton VandenBerg of the Sioux Center Storm battle for the puck during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.
Blair Boomsma of the Watertown Lakers (right) and Easton VandenBerg of the Sioux Center Storm battle for the puck during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.

Laker girls hockey

The Laker girls had a win and two losses Friday and Saturday in their first three games in the CAM-AM Youth Challenge Cup in Madison, Wis.

Watertown (6-9 overall) opened the tourney with a 2-0 win over the Yankton Gazelles on Friday.

Jaclyn Lloyd and Jillian Busch each scored for the Lakers and Angelyn Birnell recorded eight saves in net. Janel Lloyd and Rachel Skott each were credited with assists.

On Saturday, Watertown suffered 3-1 losses to the Chicago Hawks and the Omaha (Neb.) Lancers.

Busch scored and Janel Lloyd and Cate Holien each had assists in the loss to Chicago. Birnell made 23 saves.

Jaclyn Lloyd scored the lone goal in the loss to Omaha. Birnell was in net.

Watertown was scheduled to face Yankton on Sunday in the third-place game of the division. Chicago and Omaha were slated to play in the championship.

Jake Bramer of the Watertown Lakers gains control of the puck against Matthew King of the Sioux Center Storm during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.
Jake Bramer of the Watertown Lakers gains control of the puck against Matthew King of the Sioux Center Storm during their South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association varsity boys' game Saturday night in the Maas Ice Arena. The Lakers won 4-1.

This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: Watertown Hockey: Hat trick helps salvage weekend split for Laker boys