Stars win opener against Sartell

This article submitted by Chris Jacobson on 12/06/00.

The River Lakes Stars boys' hockey team had a busy opening week, facing three teams: Sartell, Simley, and Worthington.

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Stars had their first game of the season against Sartell at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud and won 5-3.

Three minutes and nine seconds into the game, Andrew Schmidt scored for River Lakes with an assist from Derek Dahlen and Bret Theisen. Then at 7:35 in the first period, River Lakes scored again with a goal from Chris Jacobson, assisted by Mike Stang. Sartell answered back with a goal 11:29 into the first period. That ended the first period with the score: Stars 2, Sartell 1.

The second period belonged to the Stars, who scored two more goals. One by Theisen, assisted by Schmidt and David Schramel, the other scored by Dahlen, assisted by Theisen and Schmidt.

In the third period, Sartell scored twice, and the Stars scored once with a goal from Mike Heinen and an assist from Mike Anderson.

Sartell's two goals in the third weren't enough. The final score was in the Stars' favor, 5-3.

River Lakes--2 2 1 - 5
Sartell--1 0 2 - 3

First Period: Goals (assists): RL- Andrew Schmidt (Derek Dahlen, Bret Theisen, RL-Chris Jacobson (Mike Stang); S-goal;
Second Period: Goals: RL-Theisen (Schmidt, David Schramel); RL- Dahlen (Schmidt, Theisen);
Third Period: Goals: S-goal; RL-Mike Heinen (Mike Anderson); S-goal.

Simley 8
River Lakes 3
The Stars' second game of the week was at Simley on Thursday. This wasn't the best game the Stars will play. Simley is probably the best team the Stars will play during the season.

The first period was all Simley on the scoreboard, scoring five goals to none for the Stars.

The second period went a little better. Simley scored first, then a goal from Bret Theisen put the Stars on the board. Then, the Stars scored again, with a goal from Darren Stomes and an assist from Justin Turtowski.

This process continued with Simley scoring again, and the Stars answering with a goal by Mike Anderson, with assists from Kyle Curran and Luke Braun.

The only goal scored in the third period belonged to Simley. That ended the game with a final score of Simley 8, River Lakes 3.

River Lakes--0 3 0 - 3
Simley--5 2 1 - 8

First Period: Goals (assists): S-Reidel ( Boser); S-Boser (unassisted); S-Reidell (Lutz); S-Tschida (Schlister); S- Kiggley (Fredrich, O'Shea);
Second Period: Goals: S-Davenport (Boser, Fredrich); RL-Theisen (unassisted); RL-Stommes (Turtowski); S-Shuster (Schneider); RL- Anderson (Curran, Braun);
Third Period: Goals: S-Tschida (Anderson, Shuster).

Worthington 4
River Lakes 3
The Stars' first home game was a disappointing loss. This was a game the Stars had expected to win.

Playing at the Koronis Civic Arena on Saturday afternoon, the first period came as kind of a surprise for the Stars. Worthington scored their first goal about a half minute into the game. They managed to put a second one in about two minutes later.

After that time, the Stars started to wake up. They played a little better, but it wasn't until halfway through the period that David Schramel scored for the Stars, assisted by Bret Theisen.

The team went into the locker room, and came out a little better. They succeeded in keeping Worthington from scoring, but on the other hand, the Stars didn't score either in the second period.

The third period had more scoring. The Stars looked like they had fallen asleep again, allowing Worthington to score two goals in two minutes.

Then, just as before, the Star's offense woke up with Andrew Schmidt scoring with an assist from Darren Stomes, and Kyle Curran scoring with an assist from Mike Anderson.

Despite the Stars' efforts, they couldn't do anything in the remaining seven minutes, and the score remained in favor of Worthington, 4-3.

Worthington--2 0 2 - 4
River Lakes--1 0 2 - 3

First Period: Goals (assists): W-Chris Huls (unassisted); W-Andrew Siefert (Robbie Siefert); RL-David Schramel (Bret Theisen);
Second Period: Goals: no scoring;
Third Period: Goals: W- Erik Pfeifer (Matt Miller, Derek Rust); W-Erik Pfeifer (Derek Rust, Matt Miller); RL-Andrew Schmidt (Darren Stomes); RL-Kyle Curran (Mike Anderson).

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