Sioux Falls skates past Fairmont Area

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Zach Bettmeng, Caleb Anderson and Nathan Miller each generated two goals to power the Sioux Falls Flyers to a 10-2 victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals during nonconference hockey action Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Bettmeng converted Wyatt Nielsen’s assist into a first-period goal before Anderson staked the Flyers to a 2-0 lead via an unassisted goal.

Ben Mitchell countered for the Cardinals by finding the net on an unassisted goal before Jacob Otta and Nielsen delivered goals to build a 4-1 edge.

Anderson extended Sioux Falls’ lead to 5-1 with a second-period goal before Fairmont Area’s Matt Lytle converted a power-play goal to trim the gap to 5-2.

Zaccheaus Christopherson closed out the middle segment with an unassisted goal for the Flyers.

Bettmeng and Ben Pribe chipped in solo goals during the third frame before Miller netted back-to-back goals.

Cardinal netminder Colton Cunning turned away 43 shots on goal, while Flyers goalie Spencer Mannes stopped 19 shots.

Fairmont Area (0-4, 0-2 South Central) travels to Worthington tonight for a 7 p.m. nonconference game.

Fairmont 1-1-0- 2

SF Flyers 4-2-4-10

SCORING PLAYS

1st Period

SF – Zach Bettmeng (Wyatt Nielsen).

SF – Caleb Anderson (unassisted).

FA – Ben Mitchell (unassisted).

SF – Jacob Otta (unassisted).

SF – Wyatt Nielsen (unassisted).

2nd Period

SF – Caleb Anderson (unassisted).

FA – Matt Lytle (unassisted), pp.

SF – Zaccheaus Christopherson (unassisted).

3rd Period

SF – Zach Bettmeng (unassisted).

SF – Ben Priebe (Bauer Anderson).

SF – Nathan Miller (Zaccheaus Christopherson), pp.

SF – Nathan Miller (Ben Priebe).

Saves: Colton Cunning (FA) 19-11-13-43; Spencer Mannes (SF) 6-6-7-19.