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Capitals went 1-2 in their first pre-season games at Watertown Jamboree

By KB, 11/13/17, 11:00AM CST


The Capitals Bantam team started off their pre-season games with a win against Watertown but falling short against Aberdeen and Huron over the weekend at the Watertown Jamboree on November 11th and 12th.

Game #1 (Oahe = 5, Watertown = 0)
The Ashton Griese and Turner Starr duo started the game off strong with a goal 50 seconds into the game. Griese had a breakaway, passed the puck to Starr who sent the puck right back where Griese found the back of the net. Griese tallied the first goal of the season, Starr furnished the first check of the season and Conlan Rendell took the hot seat in the penalty box for the first time this season.

In the second period, Isaac Polak showed everyone his speed and puck handling skills with a breakaway unassisted goal. The next duo in action this game with another goal came from an assist from Keenan Howard to Polak. Griese took advantage of a Watertown lane change and scored his second goal with 7:33 left. Rendell was able to rocket the Capitals last goal of the game from the blue line.

Colin Lee had a shutout with 11 saves. Oahe SOG = 39

Game #2 (Oahe = 0, Aberdeen = 3)
Aberdeen got past all the Capital players with 22:55 left in the first period to get on the board. Aberdeen did not allow the Capitals to get on the scoreboard. In the second period, Aberdeen started out strong scoring two more goals with 23:01 and 19:51 left in the game. The Capitals were able to hold them scoreless the rest of the game, but Aberdeen was also able to hold the Caps scoreless.

Kieran Duffy finished the game with 12 saves. Oahe SOG = 26

Game #3 (Oahe = 0, Huron = 4)
The fast paced game against Huron provided a power play opportunity for the Caps when Huron received a penalty with 11:12 left in the first period. Huron was able to score shorthanded with 10:40 left in the first. Huron continued to get on the scoreboard with 24:38 left in the second period. Huron's offense remained strong adding two more goals at 14:33 and 7:14 left in the game. Rendell showed his aggressive side and a coincidental penalty was given.

Colin Lee tallied 14 saves. Oahe SOG = 22