After falling 3-1 Saturday night to the Rushmore Thunder, the Oahe Capitals came back on Sunday to defeat the Aberdeen Cougars 6-4 for a weekend split at home.
Keenan Howard scored the lone goal on Saturday on the power play for the Capitals as all four goals in the game were scored outside of 5-on-5. The Thunder’s Dawson Wirth scored twice for a state leading 24th goal as he scored 4-on-4 and on a 5-on-3 short handed goal. Alex Petrotto scored on the power play in the third period to finish off the Caps and remain undefeated at 12-0. Carter Schulz made 34 saves in net.
With Kieran Duffy sick, Schulz played again on Sunday as the Caps were able to score the first goal of the game just a minute and 13 second into the game as Ashton Griese scored his first of two to start the scoring. Andre Carbonneau made it quickly 2-0 for the Caps and in the second period, Dre Berndt, Griese and Beastrom all scored with Griese and Beastrom scoring on the power play to lead 5-1 after two period. The Cougars would climb back into the game to make it 5-4 scoring with 37 seconds left with an extra attacker, but as Griese won the ensuing faceoff, Jarron Beck flipped the puck from center ice into the empty net to seal the win. Schulz made 39 saves in net for his fourth win of the year. Griese had two goals and two assists in the game for the Caps.
Oahe is now 9-4 on the season and will take on Sioux Falls 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday. Coverage on Saturday will begin at 5:40 with puck drop scheduled for 6:00 on Capital City Rock, capitalcityrock.com and on YouTube at Capital City Rock Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.