December 2016

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MBA boys fall to LDC in opener

Pictured: Shawn Aarhus (19) controls the puck for the MBA boys hockey team, which opened up the season with a loss at Litchfield-DC, Saturday.

The Morris-Benson Area boys hockey team opened up the season with a 12-0 loss at Litchfield-DC, Saturday.

The Storm managed just six shots on net during the loss, while LDC had over 20 shots each period.

The Storm are coming off a 2-21 season from a year ago, that included only a 3-0 win over Worthington and an 8-2 victory at Worthington.

MBA was set to host Windom Area in Benson, Saturday, Dec. 3, as part of a boy-girls hockey doubleheader, before hosting Willmar, Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The Storm, coached by Jeremiah Day and Tony Schultz, also lost eight key skaters from a year ago -- Taylor Staples, Kevin Meixel, Travis Engebretson, Cole Watzke, Colden Helberg, Chad Arndt, Garner Swenson, and Carl Ritzchke.

Three of those players were among the team’s top five scorers from a season ago, including Staples, who had 11 points, including a team-high seven assists; Meixel, who had eight points, and Engebretson, who had seven.