Lakers to host Girls State Varsity Hockey Tournament Friday through Sunday

Brent Nathaniel

WATERTOWN, S.D. ( — The 2021 Girls State Varsity Hockey Tournament begins this Friday.

The Watertown Lakers ended their season with a record of 5-8-2 and enter the tournament as the six seed.  Coach Alex Purdy says the girls improved as the season went along:

Power houses Aberdeen and Sioux Falls are the favorites to win the tournament again this year but Coach Purdy says there are a few dark horses:

The Lakers face off against the three seed Brookings to open the tournament at noon Friday.  Coach Purdy is excited to face the Rangers again:

The 2021 South Dakota State Girls Varsity Hockey Tournament runs Friday through Sunday at Maas Arena in Watertown.  All games can be heard on 1480 KSDR with Jeff Anderson and Jon Winkler.